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Posted in response to What equipment woudl be best to get? from Amanda on October 26, 2010 at 21:21:02:

Re: What equipment woudl be best to get?

With an 8" lap with center bolt, you can manage about 3x4 inch, but not as well as one w/o a center bolt, such as an no-hole end plate for an arbor type machine.

there are a number of negative comments on the web about the Swap top, but at a minimum, you need to enlarge the drain hole. you cannot cay any slabs, not even 1"x1" with the swap top. The blade is too thin. Also, the 1" drum on the grinder is for edges, and will not permit any work on the faces of slabs, or doming.

The rock rascal will not do flats as well, but the saw is much better. You could possibly manage 1.25x2" slabs with some care. If you get good at turning the stone on the blade, then 2"x2.25" possibly. There may be a center nub requiring grinding down.

A used 10" saw and a separate flat-lap, such as Ameritool, is a much more attractive combination. a little extra outlay will insure years of use, and much better resale value

From Daniel - October 28, 2010 at 18:31:24

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