All-U-Need Lapidary Machine
Why order your cabbing machine from SUVA?
Full manufacturer warranties apply for every machine and our always-competitive prices. We also understand the varying lead-times for a machine to ship from the manufacturer can feel like a kid during the weeks before a birthday. So every cabbing machine purchase from SUVA scores you a "starter pack" of your choice of 2 professional cabochon templates to start planning your first cabs while you wait for your machine to arrive! Add your choice of 2 single cabochon templates to your cart with this machine to apply the discount.
*US addresses only, the cost of starter pack items will be deducted from refunds if an open machine order is requested to be canceled prior to shipping.
The Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need lap machine is the most portable and affordable way to get started with your lapidary workshop, filling the role of both a cabochon maker and a flat lap. Grind flats, re-work crystals, make free-form cabs, or shape and polish glass pieces all from the same machine!
The machine is manufactured for use with 6" or 8" disc and pad diameters with a 1/2" arbor and powered by a 1/4 hp, heavy-duty, ball bearing, DC motor. It can complete tasks as a cabochon maker and a flat lap. This motor is variable speed so you can work at whatever pace you desire, delivering speeds from 800 rpm to 3,400 rpm. This portable machine can be used anywhere. Whether you're at home, in the shop or on the road, this quiet machine won't disturb others around you. It's lightweight, rustproof and impact-resistant, making it even easier to travel with.
The coolant reservoir, which holds about a pint of water, prevents heat buildup while you work and removes dust particles so you don't inhale any harsh chemicals. That pint of water will give you two to three straight hours of work without refilling. The black splash guard keeps water off you so you don't get soaked while you work. Cleanup is as simple as it gets: Just remove the black spray shield, rinse with clean water and you're ready to work again.
SELECTION & COMPATIBILITY
The Rock/Mineral version is best to smooth and polish rocks and minerals to make free-form shapes and cabochons for necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewelry pieces, creating flats for larger pieces or on the backs of cabochons, and polishing a large variety of natural and synthetic gem material, enamels and metals. Glass/Crystal version is geared toward cold glass workers and glass fusers to grind, shape and polish glass and crystals to make free-form shapes and cabochons for necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewelry pieces, creating polished windows in glass marbles or beads. If you prefer an angled work surface while standing, check out the Hi-Tech Diamond Slant Cabber which offers similar functionality in a forward-facing orientation.
Included with Rock-Mineral version:
- Four acrylic backing plates.
- 180# electroplated diamond discs bound to acrylic backing plates
- 325# brown, 600# red, and 1200# blue diamond resin smoothing discs.
Included with Glass-Crystal version:
- Two acrylic backing plates.
- 360#, 600#, 1200#, 3000# electroplated diamond discs with disc bushing
Included with BOTH versions:
- One Tech-11 polishing pad
- One 2-gram, 14,000# diamond paste syringe
- Water kit
- Allen wrench
- Hi-Tech Diamond waterproof apron
- Instruction manual
- Machine dimensions: 10" L X 10" W X 12" H, 9lbs
- Machine housing construction: Rustproof, ABS plastic
- Motor type: 115V or 220V 1/4 hp variable speed direct drive motor with speeds ranging between 800 rpm - 3,400 rpm
Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need - Machine setup:
Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need Glass/Crystal model - Machine setup
Polishing a cabochon on the Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need