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Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps


Unlock the potential of your lapidary work with Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps, expertly crafted tools tailored for polishing cabochon domes. Made from hard fiber phenolic material, these laps boast specialized grooves ideal for final shaping and polishing of sapphire, ruby, and garnet stones. Designed specifically for cabochon work, they offer precision and consistency to both seasoned professionals and beginners alike. Charge them with diamond paste or powder to achieve superior results in your lapidary projects.

Phenolic Double Cab Polishing Grinding Faceting Laps are used to polish domes of cabochons. They can be charged with diamond paste or diamond powder.These Laps are special grooved, hard fibre phenolic Laps that are used for final shaping and polishing of sapphire, ruby and garnet (not for faceting). The Star lap has two grooves and retain their diamond compound charge efficiently.

Phenolic Double Cab Polishing Grinding Faceting Laps used in lapidary work for polishing cabochons and gemstones. These laps are made of hard fiber phenolic and come with grooves for retaining diamond compound charge. Here's a summary of the key features you've described:

Purpose: These laps are used for the final shaping and polishing of cabochon gemstones like sapphire, ruby, and garnet. They are not intended for faceting.

Charging: You can charge these laps with diamond paste or diamond powder to achieve the desired polishing effect.

Size: They have a 6" diameter and a 12.7mm (1/2") arbor for mounting on lapidary equipment.

Thickness: These laps are 10mm (7/16") thick.

Grooves: They have two grooves (2 x 14mm) which help retain the diamond compound efficiently during the polishing process.

Manufacturer: These laps are manufactured by Hans, a company specializing in superabrasive tools and products.

These laps are commonly used by lapidary artists and jewelers to achieve a high-quality finish on cabochon gemstones. The grooves in the laps help distribute and retain the diamond compound, allowing for effective and precise polishing work.

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Q: What are Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps?
Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps are specialized tools used in lapidary work for cutting and polishing gemstones. They consist of a flat disc made from phenolic resin, with two concave (cabochon) surfaces on opposite sides, allowing for the creation of cabochon-shaped gemstones.
Q: What materials are Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps suitable for?
Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps are primarily used for cutting and polishing softer gemstones such as quartz, agate, jasper, and other materials commonly used in cabochon cutting. They may also be suitable for some harder stones, depending on the lap's grit and composition.
Q: How do I choose the right Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Lap?
When selecting a Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Lap, consider factors such as: Lap size: Choose a lap size suitable for the size of gemstones you plan to work with. Grit size: Select a lap with the appropriate grit size for the desired level of cutting and polishing. Lap quality: Look for laps from reputable manufacturers known for their quality and consistency. Compatibility: Ensure that the lap is compatible with your faceting machine and other lapidary equipment.
Q: How are Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps used?
These laps are mounted onto a faceting machine, which controls the cutting angles and rotation speed. Gemstones are held against the lap while it rotates, allowing the abrasive surface to grind and polish the stone to the desired shape and finish.
Q: What are the advantages of Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps?
These laps offer several advantages, including: Efficient cabochon shaping: The concave surfaces allow for quick and precise shaping of cabochon gemstones. Versatility: They can be used for a wide range of gemstone materials, making them a versatile tool for lapidary work. Cost-effectiveness: Phenolic laps are generally more affordable than laps made from other materials like metal or ceramic. Ease of use: They are relatively easy to use and maintain, making them suitable for both beginners and experienced lapidaries.
Q: How do I maintain Phenolic Double Cab Faceting Laps?
To maintain optimal performance, it's important to: Clean the lap regularly to remove accumulated debris and polishing residue. Use proper lubrication or coolant during cutting and polishing to prevent overheating and prolong the lap's life. Store the lap in a dry and dust-free environment when not in use to prevent contamination and damage.
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