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Cabochon Supplies

American Lapidary Wholesalers is pleased to offer a wide assortment of grinding and polishing wheels for cabochon work. The silicon carbide and diamond grinding wheels will fit almost any requirement - from working with agates to opals.
attack.jpeg Attack Solvent - 8 oz.
$11.10
Dissolve epoxy cements with this liquid without harming most surrounding materials. Used to separate bonded parts such as stones from dops or remove excess epoxy.
opticon.jpeg Opticon Fracture Sealer
$16.43
Seal fractures and pits in cut and uncut stones. Can be heated to create a highly penetrating fracture sealer to help strengthen the stone and help eliminate reflections. Kit contains 8 oz. resin and 1 oz. hardener.
08-628.jpg 2 Part Epoxy - 330
A water clear 2 part epoxy that takes a very high polish. Great for inlay work. Curing time is 1 hour at 70 F or 10 minutes at 200 F. Sold in 1 oz. metal tubes or 4 oz. plastic bottles.
Adhesive Epoxy 330, 1 OZ. $3.75
Adhesive Epoxy 330, 4 OZ. $15.44
08-625.jpg Adhesive Devcon Epoxy 5 Min.
$6.50
Supplied in an easy to use syringe dispenser, this 2 part epoxy is extruded ready for mixing. Great for dopping stones, assembling jewelry and repairing antiques. Bonds to metal, wood, glass, plastics, stones etc. Dries clear.
dopwax.jpeg Dop Wax, Green
$14.86
Our most popular wax for dopping cabochons. This specially formulated low temperature wax is ideally suited for heat sensitive stones such as Opals and Turquoise. Melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
quick-disc.jpeg Quick Disc - Sponge
$6.17
The quick disc is the same as the composition disc except it comes with a 1/4" - 20 threaded screw attachment for easy mounting to threaded arbors such as the Cabmate. Used as a backing disc for various polishing pads. 6" diameter.
Composition Disc
$7.50
An economical backing disc used to hold diamond or silicon carbide sanding discs. Soft sponge rubber, which acts like a cushion, is cemented to a hardboard backing. Use disc adhesives to hold the sanding or polishing discs. 6" diameter with 1/2" arbor hole.
Diamond Sanding Discs
Eastwind Quality Diamond sanding discs available in 4", 6" or 8" diameters. Available in grit sizes from 120 to 100,000. Select grit at checkout.
Diamond Sanding Discs - 4 inch Diameter $15.00
Diamond Sanding Discs - 6 inch Diameter $30.00
Diamond Sanding Discs - 8 inch Diameter $50.00
CabStarlap.jpg Cab Lap, 6 inch dia.
$29.45
A ground, phenolic lap used to polish cabochons. Use by charging with diamond compounds. 6" diameter with 1/2" arbor hole. Can be used on the Cabmate, Faceting Machine or any arbor with a 1/2" threaded shaft.
CabStarlap.jpg Star Lap, 6 inch dia.
$45.00
The two semi-circular grooves on this lap make it easy to sand and polish beads and sapphires. Charge with diamond compound. 6" diameter lap with a 1/2" arbor hole. Can be used on the Cabmate, Faceting machine or any arbor with a 1/2" threaded shaft.
18-510.jpg Diamond Bar Dresser
$26.10
Straightens Silicon Carbide Wheels. Our most popular dressing tool. This diamond tool makes "truing" of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide grinding wheels quick and easy. Its wide (1 5/8") face contains coarse grit diamonds, metal bonded to a steel bar.
diawheels.JPG Diamond Grinding Wheels
Grinds Clean And Fast. The premium lapidary wheel for general use in grinding and sanding gemstones, rocks, ceramics or glass. The metal bonded diamond is plated on the peripheral surface of a precision turned, seamless, steel rim. Use only with a suitable coolant such as Dia-Cut. Arbor is 1" and comes with bushings to adapt to 1/2, 5/8 or 3/4 inch shafts. Available in a variety of grits and sizes. Please choose the proper wheel from the list below.
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 4 x 1-1/2 - 100 Grit $122.40
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 4 x 1-1/2 - 600 Grit $82.80
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 80 Grit $129.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 100 Grit $109.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 180 Grit $133.46
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 220 Grit $99.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 360 Grit $99.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 600 Grit $93.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 80 Grit $170.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 100 Grit $155.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 180 Grit $145.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 220 Grit $145.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 360 Grit $145.00
Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 600 Grit $119.00
Turbine.gif Diamond Turbine Grinding Wheels
The Fastest Cutting Wheel We Carry. For very rapid cutting this is the wheel for you. Diamonds are plated on the crests and valleys of the slanted V grooves. As the crests wear, fresh, sharp diamonds are exposed to maintain the fast cutting action. Use with coolant such as Dia-Cut. Arbor hole is 1" with 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4 inch bushings. Choose the size and grit below.
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 inch - 100 Grit $226.80
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 inch - 180 Grit $180.90
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 inch - 220 Grit $162.90
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 inch - 100 Grit $319.50
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 inch - 180 Grit $258.30
Turbine Diamond Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 inch - 220 Grit $234.00
Diamondback.gif Diamond Back Grinding Wheels
An Agreesive Grinding Wheel. A unique design that provides faster cutting than the standard diamond wheel but with less smoothness. The criss-cross pattern is cut into the surface of the wheel and coated with a diamond bonded nickel. Use with coolant such as Dia-Cut or Pella Oil. The 1" arbor is supplied with 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4 inch bushings.
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 100 Grit $189.00
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 180 Grit $151.20
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 - 360 Grit $134.10
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 100 Grit $247.50
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 180 Grit $211.50
Diamondback Grinding Wheel, 8 x 1-1/2 - 360 Grit $190.80
nv_galwheels.jpg Nova Polishing Wheels
Diamonds are imbedded in a tough flexible plastic resin, backed by a soft sponge rubber. This combination allows the wheel to form to the curvature of the work piece, thus eliminating flats and edges during the sanding and polishing operations. Use with coolant such as Dia-Cut. Wheels are 4", 6" or 7-7/8" in diameter and have 1" arbors. Nova wheels are not supplied with bushings any longer. Grits are selected during ordering.
Nova Polishing Wheel, 4 inch x 1-1/4 in. $70.00
Nova Polishing Wheel, 6 x 1-1/2 inch $104.00
Nova 7-5/8 in. x 2 in. Polishing Wheels $170.00
flexwhl.JPG Eastwind Flex Wheels
A prefered alternative to the Nova Wheels. Diamond are imbedded in a tough resin, then bonded to a foam backed wheel, providing the perfect wheel for sanding and polishing. Avialable only in 6" and 8" diameters. 1" arbor with bushings for 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2" shafts.
Eastwind Flex Wheel - 6 inch diameter $85.00
Grit Size
Eastwind Flex Wheel - 8 inch diameter $115.00
Grit Sizes
Miracle.jpg Miracle Laps
Sand And Prepolish Cabs. Diamond impregnated layer on a cloth backing. Can be used on most disc type cabbing machines such as the Cabmate. These full faced discs are color coded for easy identification. The discs can be applied with disc adhesive to either a Quick Disc or a Flexodisc for easy removal. Available in 6" or 8" diameters. Choose the Grit during ordering.
Miracle Lap, 6 in. Diameter $23.50
Miracle Lap, 8 in. Diameter $34.00
Polheads.jpg Sanding and Polishing Heads
Quality cast aluminum heads made for years of use on your favorite machine. Trued flat with foam rubber faces to contour to your workpiece. 6 inch and 8 inch diameters available with 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" threaded righthand (RH), threaded lefthand (LH) or straight shaft (STR). Please specify when ordering.
CrystalBelt.jpg Crystalbelt Polishing Belts
Make Your Own Polishing Belts Using Oxides Or Diamond Compound. These belts are used with our expanding drums and are made with a resin treated fabric that can be charged with diamond compound. Designed to smooth and polish gems. Use with expanding drums.
Crystal Belt, 6 X 1-1/2 $13.45
Crystal Belt, 6 X 2-1/2 $15.40
Crystal Belt, 8 X 3 $27.00
Silicon Carbide Sanding Discs
The old time favorite with cabbers. These discs are made with Silicon Carbide bonded to a tough waterproof backing and they can be used for either wet or dry sanding. Use with a sponge or quick disc. Attach with disc adhesive.
Silicon Carbide Sanding Discs 6 in. $1.04
Silicon Carbide Sanding Discs 8 in. $1.90
Silicon Carbide Sanding Belts
These belts are used with our expanding drums. The Silicon Carbide is bonded to a tough waterproof backing and can be used for either wet or dry sanding. Smooth joints eliminate bumps. Use with expanding drums. Weight 1 lb. each. Sold in packages of 10.
Silicon Carbide Belt, 6 x 1 1/2 in. - (10 Pack) $18.00
Silicon Carbide Belt, 6 x 2 1/2 in. - (10 Pack) $20.40
Silicon Carbide Belt, 8 x 3 - (10 Pack) $25.00
drums.jpg Expanding Drums
A Must For Sanding & Polishing Belts. For cabbers, the best way to obtain smooth, highly polished stones. The soft, pliable rubber expands during rotation to grip the sanding or polishing belts. Changes are made quickly and easily by sliding the belts from the drum. At low speed, the flexible surface wraps around curved surfaces for increased contact of the work piece. When used at high speed, the drum surface acts like a hard rubber grinding wheel. Use with diamond or silicon carbide belts. The heavy machined hubs are supplied with bushings to fit 1", 3/4", 5/8" and 1/2" arbors (1/2" long). Available in 3 sizes.
Expanding Drum, 6 x 1 1/2 $49.95
Expanding Drum, 6 x 2 1/2 $59.95
Expanding Drum, 8 x 3 $69.95
Telescopic Bushing - Expanding Drum $1.43
Sponge Discs
Use as a soft backing for other sanding and polishing pads. PSA backed. Available in 6" and 8" diameters.
Sponge Disc 6 in. $3.00
Sponge Disc, 8 in. $3.32
Felt Discs
Great For Polishing With Oxide Polishing Agents. These hard felt discs are just the thing when undercutting is not a problem. Especially recommended for glass, agate and opal.
Felt Discs, 6 inch dia. $8.71
Felt Discs, 8 inch dia. $12.67
CrystalPoly.jpg Crystalpads
Make Your Own Sanding Or Polishing Pads. These resin treated, canvas like pads are used for polishing gems with diamond compound. The pad is easily charged with the diamond compound of your choice and mounted on a backing disc such as the Quick Disc. Available in both Blue for holding grits coarser than 3,000 and White for diamond compounds that are 3,000 grit and finer.
Crystal Pad 4 in. - Blue Coarse $3.50
Crystal Pad 4 in. - White Fine $3.50
Crystalpad, 6 in. - Blue Coarse $7.50
Crystalpad, 6 in. - White Fine $8.00
Crystal Pad 8 in. - Blue Coarse $6.50
Crystal Pad 8 in. - White Fine $6.50
Polypads - Polishing Pads
These man-made leather-like fabric pads are recommended for use when using 3,000 grit or finer diamond compounds. They are also excellent when using conventional polishing agents such as Linde A, Cerium and Tin Oxides. The Polypads are not as hard as Crystalpads and work best on soft gems like Opal and Turquoise.
Polypad, 4 in. $9.75
Polypad, 6 in. $11.75
Polypad, 8 in. $16.00
Leather Polishing Discs
These top grade, cowhide leather discs are used for polishing with any of the oxide compounds. Superb for soft stones.
Leather Disc, 6 in. $5.50
Leather Disc, 8 in. $9.00
Eastwind Diamond Sanding Belts
Eastwind diamond sanding belts and pads are resin bonded giving a nice smooth finish, especially after working a few stones. Our professional people tell us they are the longest lasting belts they have ever used. In fact, under normal use, our belts will last 50 to 100 times longer than silicon carbide abrasives! Besides being made right here in the US, they are priced right. Custom Sizes can be made to order, call for details. Of course, we back these belts with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Diamond Belt, 6 x 1 1/2 $35.00
Grit Size
Diamond Belt, 6 x 2 1/2 $50.00
Grit Size
Diamond Belt, 8 x 3 $75.00
Grit Size
templatesgem.jpg Metal Cabochon Templates
The colorful, anodized aluminum templates offer rigidity and durability. The double sided outlines allows placing a slab between the two connecting templates and scribing each side of the slab. Using this technique, grinding and sawing becomes faster, easier and more accurate. Available in either double or single templates and for ovals/circles - squares/rectangles - miscellaneous shapes. Please select the shapes during checkout.
Cabochon Aluminum Double Template $13.83
Cabochon Aluminum Single Template $6.00
Cabochon Templates (3 Single) w/ Scribe Pencil $17.25
templatesgem.jpg Plastic Cabochon Templates
The see-through, clear plastic templates are a low cost alternative and allow total visibility of the slab. This makes positioning of the shape, relative to any flaws, available space and the patterns existing in the rock quick and easy. Color-coded, hot stamp markings will not rub off. Available in either double or single templates and for ovals/circles - squares/rectangles - miscellaneous shapes. Please select the shapes during checkout.
Plastic Templates $4.03
Plastic Templates, Set of 3 w/ Scribe $12.11
14-115.jpg Scribing Pencils
The basic tool for marking the outline of cabochon shapes on slabs. The pencils, one aluminum and the other brass, are available as a set or may be purchased individually. The scribes are easy to see and will not wash off during sawing or grinding. Sharpen pencils on any grinding wheel.
Scribing Pencil, Aluminum or Brass $0.80
Scribing Pencils, Aluminum and Brass $1.33
Alumina G Polishing Compounds
Rock polishing compound. A special polishing agent for polishing stones in a tumbler or on a vibrating lap machine. Clean, non-staining and fast acting.
Alumina G Compound, 1 lbs. $7.60
Alumina G Compound, 5 lbs. $28.67