Buying a faceting machine and do not know what else you need? Ok, here is a list. You will find that sooner or later you will end up buying most of these things. But I have marked the ones you really need. These Prices are Jan 2009. Prices may change with out notice.

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Do you need a 220 Volt machine?

  • 220V adapter – No extra cost on the OMNIe (In the USA you will not need this.)
Here are the books I recommend: (You will likely want all the books sooner or later)
  • Beginning Faceting “The Right Way…” – $19.95 – You will need this to start.
  • Book – Gram 1 (50+ designs, binder, dividers…) – $19.95 – You will need this to start.
  • Addition #1 (42 designs) Quartz, Topaz/Tourmaline, Garnet – $17.95
  • Addition #2 (42 designs) mixed materials – $17.95
  • Addition #3 (42 designs) mixed materials – $17.95
  • Addition #4 (42 designs) “Money Cuts” – $17.95
  • Addition #5 (42 designs) “Barions” – $17.95
  • Addition #6 (42 designs) “Checker Boards” – $17.95
  • Addition #7 (42 designs) “More Money Cuts” – $17.95
  • Addition #8 (42 designs) “Diamond Checker Boards” – $17.95
  • Addition #9 (42 designs) “Mirage Cuts” – $17.95
  • Addition #10 (42 designs) “Mirage Cuts 2” – $17.95
  • Addition #11 (42 designs) “Sunstone” – $17.95
  • Addition #12 (42 designs) “Glitter” – $17.95
  • Addition #13 (42 designs) “Domes” – $17.95
  • Addition #14 (42 designs) “Beads” – $17.95 (also the Gram Bead Dop)
Below is a list of the laps I recommend. Note the steel laps are faceters.com brand.
  • 1 – 100 grit Economy steel lap – $82.95
  • 1 – 260 grit Economy steel lap – $82.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • 1 – 600 grit Economy steel lap – $72.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • 1 – 1200 grit Economy steel lap – $72.95 (You will need this to start)
  • 1 – 1200 Nu Bond Composite lap – $139.95 and/or 1 – 3000 grit steel lap – $86.95  (You will need this to start.)
  • 1 – Tin lap – for alumina oxide polish – $204.00 (You will need this to start. See Note)
  • 1 – Pkg. Spectra UltraLaps – polishing Quartz and Beryl – $10.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • 2 – Tin laps – $408.00 ($296.00 – 2 laps) – (See Note)
  • 1 – bottle 8,000 diamond for pre-polish – $18.95
  • 1 – bottle 50,000 diamond for polish – $18.95
  • 1- bottle of Lube extender fluid – $11.50
  • 3 – red/brown dop wax – $14.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • 1 lb aluminia oxide – $36.95 (on sale) (You will need this to start.)
  • 1 lb cerium oxide – $19.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • Alcohol lamp – $5.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • Blaizer torch – $63.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • Slide Lock Tweezers – $10.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • Peer 10x Loupe – $14.95 (You will need this to start.)
  • Swiss Dial Caliper – $39.95 (You will need this to start.)

Note: Due to the continuing high cost of tin the laps have become very expensive. I would suggest some alternative options. Instead of the tin lap for AeO2 polish I would recommend a Phenolic lap $57.60. For plishing hard stones instead of the 2 tin laps I would consider 2 Last laps $106.40.

Faceting Machine – You will need this to start. It will depend of course on what machine you choose to buy or have. I am currently recommending an OMNI faceting machine 8″ $2383.00 complete or the Ultra Tec $3380.00 or the Digital UT $3980.00.

Extra Dops are a good idea, here is what I recommend: Extra dop sets are often a good idea, your choices will depend some what on the manufacturer of your machine and what they may offer.

Tourmaline Dops – Are long rectangle shaped dops for cutting rectangle stones. I usually recommend a selectyion of standard dops between 3mm and 10mm (flat, vee, cone).

Let me know if you have any questions or when you decide to buy the machine. There may be a couple of other things that you will want like some faceting rough.

There is lots of other rough, just ask.