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Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Aquamarine Oval Cabochon 9.0 x 7.0
Aquamarine Oval Cabochon 9.0 x 7.0
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon 18x13 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 18x13 Oval LABRADORITE
OPAL WHITE 18.0 x 13.0 Oval Cabochon 4.9cts Multi
OPAL WHITE 18.0 x 13.0 Oval Cabochon 4.9cts Multi
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink

Introduction To Diamond Saws

Introduction To Diamond Saws
Introduction To Diamond Saws
Ref: IntroSaws
These units are all designed specifically for sawing and would normally be used in conjunction with a lapping or grinding machine.

A Diamond saw-blade consists of microscopic diamond particles embedded in the rim of a thin metal disc. Unlike a saw for wood or metal, a Diamond blade does not have 'teeth' and it has a fine grinding action rather than a cutting action. Because of its construction, it is possible - to most peoples surprise - to hold a finger against the rim whilst the blade is running and the flesh will be cleaned but not cut !

Quite a lot of heat is generated during the sawing process and for this reason a coolant has to be applied at the point of cut to prevent blade damage and stone cracking. Water is adequate as a coolant on saws of 6" diameter or less but this would evaporate too easily on a deeper cut so larger blades are used with a special coolant ('MetPrep Cool') as shown below.

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