Lapidary Supplies and Equipment
This category offers a resource to find your Lapidary supplies and Equipment. Currently we have Silicon Carbide grits and polishes and Diamond Saws. but please keep checking back as the range is always growing.
Silicon carbide grits are widely used in the rock tumbling process to grind and pre polish your tumble stones. It is also used in vibratory laps and on flat laps for grinding and shaping stones. We offer a full range of grits and polishes for your Lapidary work in our Lapidary Supplies and Equipment category.
Diamond saws are really the only viable tool to cut or slab your rough rocks. Our range includes the small Beach Diamond Saw which is a well know trim saw. Ideal for facet cutting and cutting thin slices of rock to shape. At the other end of the scale we have the Vitrex Diamond Saw 800 Pro capable of cutting up to a 35mm depth.
Rock tumbling has been practised for many years to process either semi precious stones, pebbles or found rocks into beautifully smooth, shiny stones. These rock tumblers mange to achieve in a number of weeks what it takes nature thousands of years to do. Our range of rock tumbling machines run from the small single barrel entry level machine through to the Rotabarrel multi barrel commercial models.
All Rock tumblers are mechanical which means that one day they will break down. So it’s good to have a ready resource for Rock Tumbler Spares. Our spares list cover the following UK manufacturers Beach, Evans and Rota Barrel.
This range of Rock Tumbler Spares offers a broad coverage of the spares for the main UK rock tumbler manufacturers. This page is organised by general or generic spares first, for example: those that will fit on more than one manufacturers machines. Then it become more manufacturer specific, we cover Beach, Evans and Rotabarrel machine […]
Rock Tumblers have been used for many years to make smooth, shiny polished stones from rough rocks. People tumble pebbles they find on the beach or bits of other rocks they find when out and about. Then there are those that only tumble semi precious rough rocks like Amethyst and Carnelian to name a few. […]
The Diamond Saw really is the standard equipment for cutting up rocks, especially very hard Agates and Quartz. These saws have a circular blade ranging from a few inches to 3 feet or more in diameter. The size of the rock to be cut dictates the size of the blade that’s needed and once the […]
Without silicon carbide grits it would be very difficult to run a rock tumbler. The various grits, for example: 20, 60, 80, 220 and 400, 600 and 1200 are used to progressively grind out the imperfections on your rocks, with the 20 grit being the most aggressive. Another important material for the tumble process is […]