angle setting - faceting machine comparison chart
angle setting - faceting machine comparison chart

Faceting Machine Comparison Chart


Our gem faceting machine comparison chart will help you evaluate a number of models based on numerous features. Find the machine that’s best for you.

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Faceting Machine Comparison Chart

NAMEAdjustments Easy to Read; Painted or Engraved?Variable SpeedSplash PanProtractor Precision and ReliabilityTorque and RPMLap Size 8"," 6"" or bothWeightPrice of AccessoriesCustomer SerivceOverall Ease of UseHow Complete when PurchasedOverall Construction and SizeOverall Quality for Money
LeeSmall, engravedYesVery good, needs notchSmall, hard to read1/8 HP, Torque OK8"Shp wt. 32 lb.FairNo infoFairNo laps or lightVery good, 7.5" by 16""Excellent
FacetronPainted/DigitalYesAn afterthought, needs notchExcellentFair Torque, 1/3 HP, 1,200 RPM8"35 lb. approx.FairCould improveGoodNo laps or lightVery sturdyExcellent
Ultra Tec*Very clear and engraved/paintedYesNeoprene, removable, hooks downEasy to readTorque fair, 1,500 RPM8Shp wt. 32 lb.Very expensiveGoodExcellentNo laps, light, or water containerHead good, mast excellentExcellent but expensive
RaytechEngraved/enameled, easy to read, no mastYesPlastic, weak needs notchAcceptable50-500 RPM, Can slow with finger6Shp wt. 35 lb.FairCould improveEasy with all accessoriesDepends on price paidPassable constructionFair, could be better
Xristalite Tec-87**Engraved/enameled, easy

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Ron Campbell

Central Coast Gemological Laboratory

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