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Inland Lapidary SwapTop 8" Flap Lap Machine (laps included)

AUD $733.38

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These are a new addition to the Aussie Sapphire range and designed to bring a more affordable alternative to those just starting out in the lapidary hobby.  And being part of the SwapTop range, it can easily be converted to a diamond trim saw or shaper/grinder.  USER GUIDE: download the user guide (285kb pdf file).

The SwapTop™ 8" Flat Lap is the most affordable full-featured flat lap set up on the market. This model is the 8" version which allows you to use both 8 or 6" laps (the included laps are 8").  This machine is an ideal entry level, all purpose flat lap - a versatile piece of machinery at a very affordable price.

Four 8 inch diamond laps (plus 2 master laps and polishing pad) are included with this machine making it even better value.  Any lap with a ½" bore will be suitable for this machine when you decide to replace/add to the ones included in the package.

The machine is 240 Volt and has an Australian style 3 pin plug.  The Saw base is the SwapTop plastic unit which allows you to convert the machine into a trim saw or shaper/grinder unit for glass work.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When considering purchasing this machine, please think carefully about your intended usage level.  For those working at the hobbyist level, we believe these are a good option to start with but if you are doing more demanding work or expecting long hours of continuous use, we would recommend a stronger unit (larger motor and all-metal construction) as a better option.

NOTE ON FREIGHT:  Please select from eParcel (insured/traceable) or Courier at the checkout.  If you select courier, you MUST provide an address where someone can sign for the parcel or a redelivery fee may be charged.

The following information has been provided by the manufacturer Inland Lapidary

SwapTop Flat Lap Key Features

  • Versatile Design:  The work surface and splash guard have been totally redesigned to allow access to the outermost edge of the disks which facilitates grinding and polishing of the largest possible pieces. The redesigned work surface will accept both 6” and 8” laps.
  • Quiet and Powerful:  Our direct drive Permanent Magnet DC motor is stronger than other machines you will find for two or three times the price.
  • Faster RPM Motor with Speed Controller:  Allows you to quickly grind, sand, and polish a wide range of gemstone rough.

8" Diamond Disks

Includes (4) diamond disks, 2 master laps plus a polishing pad.
1  x   170 Grit 8" Flat Lap
1  x   325 Grit 8" Flat Lap
1  x   600 Grit 8" Flat Lap
1  x   1200 Grit 8" Flat Lap

  • Quick and Easy:  No hassle product assembly, operation is easy and straight forward, and diamond disk changes take less than a minute.
  • No Messy Oil:  Water cooled system means no messy oil to clean up.
  • Converts to a Trim Saw or Grinder/Shaper:  The SwapTop 6" Flat Lap easily converts into diamond trim saw and a diamond shaper/grinder. The motor is encased in a cleverly designed base that allows it to operate with the motor shaft either vertically or horizontally. Add the other options whenever you want by purchasing the conversion kit. Have the flexibility and do the work of several individual machines at a fraction of the cost and free up your work space.
  • Available in 115V and 240V: The SwapTop™ 8" Flat Lap is available in 115V and 240V versions.
  • Two Year Full Confidence Warranty

SwapTop Flat Lap Uses 

  • Create and polish gemstone cabochons.
  • Improve the fit of stone pieces for inlays
  • Shape stone pieces for mosaic and intarsia.
  • Remove and polish out scratches from nearly any lapidary material.
  • Give all your pieces that professionally finished look and feel

SwapTop 8" Flat Lap Product Specs

Stock no. 10880
Includes: Motor unit, base, grinder work surface with open grid work surface, (4) 6" diamond laps, polishing pad, Polishing Powder & Brush, Water Drip System, splashguard, 2 Master Laps & arbor, and instruction guide.

Size: 11.0" wide x 10" deep x 7" high
Motor Type: Permanent Magnet DC with built in speed control
Torque: 48 oz.-in. (.339 N/M)
Watts In: 245 / Watts Out: 154
RPM: 2,800
Arbor OD: 1/2"

Use with any mechanical mounting  8" laps with 1/2" arbor holes
Two Year Full Confidence Warranty

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