A great machine for either the new or experienced cutter. The Raytech-Shaw is an easy faceting machine to learn and grow with. I ought to know, I've been using the Raytech-Shaws for over thirty years now. This is a complete ready-to-go package that includes just about everything you need to get faceting. It even comes with the laps!
Instant change over from right hand to left hand operation by simply moving the water pot to the alternative mounting hole and flicking the motor reversing switch.
Speeds of 50-1000 RPM can be set by turning the controller knob. A durable ball-bearing arbor is driven by a permanant magnet motor. Direction is reversable. 230 volt, 50hz models are available for European use.
Exclusive facet finder speeds indexing while eliminating mistakes. Index a brilliant facet in less than one second, even with your eyes closed. During cutting, an ordinary, 57 facet brilliant is commonly indexed 200-400 times. The facet finder eliminates all of these chances for error and the search for the correct index tooth.
Threaded handwheel raises and lowers platform (where the handpiece rests) quickly, easily and precisely.
Rotational adjusting collar permits precise alignment when re-dopping and re-cutting damaged stones.
Lightweight, heat-treated, precision ground anodized aluminum and available in 33 sizes (7 included with this package), the dops are retained with a knurled nut. No special tools required. A side pin pulls into a V-notched collar for absolute repeatabiliy
Unique transfer jig uses side pins to automatically align crown and pavillion facets. Mechanical precision determines facet alignment. Vertical action eliminates gravity sag. Capable of cutting 1mm to 50mm gemstones.
One feature that makes the Raytech-Shaw facetor unique is it's removable handpiece. While other faceting machines require you to rotate the stone while it stays attached to the mast for examination, the Raytech-Shaw handpiece sits on a precision table and is simply lifted up for easy examination of the stone.
In a commercial cutting operation, the handpiece may be simply passed from one operator to the next.
Expert cutters have used the Raytech-Shaw faceter to cut some of the worlds finest gemstones.
The package includes one 6", 260 grit, diamond lap, a 6", 600 Nubond lap, a 6", 1200 Nubond lap, a 6" lucite lap, 3 each, spectra polishing laps (cerium, aluminum, tin and chrome oxides), water pot, drip pan, transfer jig, 7 dops, dop wax, and a handpiece with one 96 tooth index gear and an 8 tooth facet finder.
This is a brand new machine, not a factory refurb.
Raytech-Shaw facetors come with a one year parts and labor warrantee. The motor is also warranteed for one year except in the case of damage caused by dirty power.
Contact us for an approximate shipping date. I generally stock these but backorders from the factory and/or weather conditions can change the speed of which you'll receive your machine. If in stock, these will be shipped within 3 business days from when you place your order.. Shipping on these machines is a $50.00 flat rate fee to US addresses. For shipping outside of the US, contact us for a quote.
All of the above PLUS We're also including a 10 carat parcel of Namanga garnet facet rough. If this is your first machine, make your first stone a real gem and not a piece of glass! All this for just $2195.00usd . Please add $50.00 for shipping within the US. Contact me for a price quote for foreign shipping prices.
Also Available: The Raytech Basic Faceting machine without laps for $1949.95usd. Please add $50.00 for shipping within the US. Everything above including the Namanga garnet comes with this package except the laps.