Choosing a Faceting Machine

Well I am back again fresh from Tucson, with bags of information to distribute but first let’s continue where I left off.


A small addition to the subject. When I started some decades ago, most machines were designed for the quill to be moved across the lap with one hand. Some of the machines allowed the use of only the left hand while others allowed the use of only the right and yet some manufactures, (glory be,) allowed the use of both hands but those were the good old days! Running the risk of inflaming right-handed individuals, (being left handed myself,) this system worked out quite well. Most of the cutters out there find that the best system is to be facing the machine, with the lap on the right-hand side and the quill on the left, most right handed cutters have no problem with this set up and it’s just fine for the left-handed cutter. The only catch is the motor switch, adjusting the machine and applying polishing agent has to be done with the left hand. Beware since this is no longer the good old days. A great many manufactures have totally refused to believe that …

Premium Article

This is a Premium Article. Please become a member to read this entire article and gain access to hundreds more like it.

Membership options

Full Article Details

Content Length 2913 words
Reading time 14 min 34 sec

Here's what you get if you unlock this article:

Plus, additional member-only benefits:

  • Exclusive access to other premium articles and courses
  • Unlimited access to our gem pricing guide
  • Participate in our member-only forums
Membership options