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Best machine to get a great polish

Hi, I have an older Covington 8" grinding and polishing combo machine. I don't have diamond wheels or belts. Its very slow. I am thinking of a new machine with diamond wheels where I don't have to change the sanding belts on the expand wheel. I have thought about the pixie, as it is lite weight but the wheels are small. What is your experience with these? I have also heard the Jool Tool puts a great shine on but pads wear out fast. I don't want to keep buying machines. I want to buy a good machine that is fast but will put a better than great shine on cabochons. You recommend joining a lapidary club. I was in the only lapidary club in the area, they are more into rock hunting. Their lapidary equipment is very, very old, in a basement with no windows, no diamond wheels, and sand paper only up to 600 grit. We were never told to wear safety glasses or any safety equipment. The trim saw they have cuts with anti freeze and while cutting there are small little explosions in the tank. I was told it was cleaner to work with. I kept getting so sick until I found out that stuff can kill you. I use mineral oil now in my saw. I have learned so much from reading your post. Thank you for all the time you put into this site, Ellie

From Ellie - October 04, 2014 at 05:33:04
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