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271  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: May 02, 2015, 01:33:46 pm
O.K. Confused again. LOL!

The package deal comes with sanding discs. I am on JS Gems web site but I cannot find
any "sanding discs". They have "Diamond Facet Top Laps" in various grits. Is that what
they mean when they say sanding discs in the package?

Also, are the  "Sanding Discs" and/or "Diamond Facet Top Laps" flexible or rigid?

If they are rigid will the sponge discs still be needed?

Thanks,

James
272  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: May 02, 2015, 12:59:04 pm
O.K. I see, they have to be glued down either way. The PSA come with the glue. The Non-PSA you supply your own glue.

Yeah, will get the sticky ones. Pre sticky and the glue evenly spread on the disc as well.  ura

Thanks!

James
273  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: May 02, 2015, 11:40:27 am
O.K. Making up my list and am still confused a bit on the discs. JS Gems has both PSA (sticky) and Non-PSA (non-sticky).

If you don't get the PSA ones do the Non-PSA ones just sit on top of the backing plate?

What keeps them from slipping if they aren't stuck down?

Thanks

James
274  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Green or Blue Dalmation Jasper? on: May 02, 2015, 11:13:35 am
Thanks!

Will avoid it. Don't mind if they state it is dyed but not stating it is misleading people.

Buying that stuff would only encourage them to do more.

James
275  The Gathering / Contests and Competitions / Re: Killer Cab Contest Entries For April 2015 on: May 01, 2015, 02:37:08 pm
Wow!

Lots of great stuff! If I can do half as good when I get my equipment I will be happy.

They are all winners in my opinion.

James
276  The Gathering / Our Place / Green or Blue Dalmation Jasper? on: May 01, 2015, 07:52:24 am
Have seen these around and would like to know if it is a real Jasper or , what's a polite way to say it, oh, I know, rubbish?  dunno

Thanks!

James
277  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: April 20, 2015, 04:34:24 pm
Thanks!

Anyone use the Diamond Lapidary Faceting Flat Laps they have at Amazon?

They are sold by HANS LAPIDARY TOOL AND MACHINE.

Not the metal (aluminum I guess) ones.

1.1 oz., flexible, and stick to the regular backing plates so weight should not be a factor for the Ameritool.

I figure if I need more discs later I can get them there.

Thanks,

James
278  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: April 19, 2015, 11:32:18 am
Thanks!

That's great info. And love the videos.

I guess I should get a couple of spare backing plates and sponge discs over and above what I need at first. That way if I get the leather or whatever later on I don't have to order form the US again and have to wait for them to arrive.

Thanks Again!

James
279  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: April 19, 2015, 03:40:34 am
The sponge pad goes under the felt polishing pad. No need for an extra lower grit polishing. Now I could see a felt with ZAM on it for turquoise and other soft stones. It is used dry. And yes you have to stick the different grits down.

Thanks for the reply!

Can I also put the sponge pads under the sanding discs?

O.K. I don't need the 3000.

Was thinking about another polishing pad (felt, or leather, or ...) Will look up ZAM.

Was hoping I didn't have to stick them down. I have seen PSA and Non-PSA discs. Do the Non-PSA
discs have a rougher backing so the don't slip not being stuck down?

Thanks again.

James

James D. Farrow
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"No more trains will be sold once the magazine leaves the station"
280  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Ameritool Assistance Required on: April 18, 2015, 11:58:16 am
Hi! New member here.

I decided to get a Ameritool Grinder/Polisher. (Next month) Here's my list and a few questions.
(Sorry if they are obvious, but this is new to me)

1) Ameritool Universal 8" Complete

Includes one 180 grit diamond lap, 325, 600, & 1,200 mesh diamond sanding discs, polish pad with 14,000 diamond compound, and four backing plates.

2) 80 Grit 8" Diamond Facet Top Lap NON PSA

3) 8" Backing Plate
 
4) 8" Sponge Discs  x 4
 
In the package it jumps from a 1200 mesh diamond sanding disc to a polish pad
with 14000 diamond compound . Should I add another mesh/grit in-between?

On the sanding discs, do I have to stick them on the backing plates or can I just place them on and tighten down the
knob to keep them in place?  I've read they are a bugger to get on and if not placed exactly they will not be
balanced and cause problems. Yes?

On the sponge discs, I  can use these under all the sanding and polishing pads?

Anything else recommended? (besides winning the lottery to pay for it all - LOL!)
 
Thanks,

James

James D. Farrow
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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