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Faceting Machine

Most Wanted Gift - The Famous Facetron Faceting Machine At Wesley's Trading Post we believe the Facetron is the absolute best value for your money on the market today... however at this time we are not representing any faceting equipment.

"A Lapidary Luxury" is how most faceter's describe the Facetron because of it's ease of operation, superior quality and precision that makes it a joy to create beautiful gemstones.

The Facetron comes as a complete turn-key unit except for laps. If you already have your laps then unpack it and start faceting.

Complete Facetron Kit includes all you need to begin making fine gemstones except laps.

      • The Facetron Owners Manual
      • Faceting Instruction Book
      • A set of 15 dops
      • Water System
      • The complete Facetron Machine
      • Your choice of any index gear ( 96 - All Purpose Recommended as first index gear )
      • Acculign Transfer Stand for unequaled precision and ease of use. Locating bar holds keyed dops for perfect stone transfers.
      • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects in Material or Workmanship from the Norman T. Jarvi Tool Company Exclusive Manufacturer of the Facetron.

Best Buy Dollar for dollar the NEW Dial Indicator Facetron is the best faceting machine you can buy.  

PLEASE NOTE: This unit ships directly from the factory, therefore any orders shipped to a California address will pay California Sales Tax.
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Facetron Features...
NEW Dial
Dial Indicator Stop System
  Micro-height Adjustment
Facetron Water Coolant System
Facetron Water Coolant System
Facetron Dop Chuck with exclusive Cam Lock System
Facetron Dop Chuck with exclusive Cam Lock System
The Index Wheel
The Index Wheel
  The Digital Protractor
Electronic Speed Control
The Electronic Speed Control

Dial Indicator Stop SystemAfter you dial in the desired angle on the digital protractor of the Facetron, the dial indicator stop system shows you the exact stopping point. The dial indicator stop system consists of a new hard stop and dial indicator for dependable and accurate depth of cuts. You have three options. you can use dial indicator as dial stop only, hard stop only or both. The dial indicator resolution is .0005 of inch increments.

The smaller indicator inside the middle of the dial is a revolution counter and has no impact on your cutting.  Your machine is factory preset so that your desired angle will be met when the indicator needle reaches zero, which is factory preset at a 12 o'clock position.

One of the beauties of this dial indicator system is that you can fine-tune or calibrate your head yourself.

Step 1: Set your protractor to 45 degrees and place the 45-degree table dop in the dop chuck.

Step 2: Using a fine, flat lap set table dop flat on lap surface.  Adjust hard stop and also the height adjustment on mast until the 45-degree table dop continually stops flat on lap. 

Step 3: Adjusting dial indicator.  Two options: The new dial indicator stop system consists of a new hard stop and also the dial indicator for dependable and accurate depth of cuts.
You have three options: you can use dial indicator as:

  • Dial stop only
  • Hard stop only
  • Or both

(a)  Factory preset method: With the hard stop already set at 45 degrees, loosen set screw in back of aluminum body and slide dial indicator all the way down, then slide it up until zero is at the 12 o'clock position, then retighten set screw but not too tight as to hinder dial indicator movement.

(b)  Good for fine tuning machine: Adjust bezel on indicator by turning clockwise or counter-clockwise.

Micro-height Adjustment... makes it easy to go back to any facet after the dop has been removed from the dop chuck. No numbers to write down. It's quick and simple. This feature is particularly helpful in production faceting or when sharing your machine. The Facetron can roll back to any facet by setting the angle the stone was cut at on the digital protractor and reading the dial indicator.

Micro-height Adjustment
Micro-height Adjustment
Facetron Water Coolant System
Water Coolant System

Two Quart Water Coolant System... keeps your lap clear and stone cool so as not to damage either. It's easy to refill, and is fully positionable on the lap. The control valve is conveniently located away from the spout.

Powerful Permanent Magnet Motor...custom made for Facetron, supplies variable speeds through a direct line V-belt drive with plenty of torque over the full range of RPM's. Sealed bearings provide maximum life and dependability to the platen. The motor mount swivels to accommodate belt tension adjustments.

The Base is 12" x 18" x half inch cast aluminum, Blanchard ground to be absolutely flat. This provides you with the confidence that your machine is mounted on a steady base. Also included is a genuine oak veneer base to highlight this fine precision instrument.

Urethane Splash Bowl with Padded Lap Nut prevents accidental damage of precious stones. The spent cooling water conveniently drains through the bottom of the base.

Dop Chuck with exclusive Cam Lock System... (not a jam-nut-collet or set screw) provides positive lock system on keyed dops that makes it easy to remove & replace your stones in the chuck with perfect orientation. This feature is invaluable for multiple unit production cutting. The entire system is assembled with precision-sealed ball bearings to guarantee long-life and perfect repeatability.

Facetron Dop Chuck with exclusive Cam Lock System
Dop Chuck
The Index Wheel

The Index Wheel...is by far the most important component of any faceting machine. Facetron's advanced design is machined without compromise for precise meets of the facets on your valuable stones. Index Wheels are machine engraved for easy viewing.

Index Wheel

The Digital Protractor...provides you with 1/10 of a degree angle settings (equivalent to a four foot protractor!). It also allows you to repeat any desired angle quickly and precisely. This makes other machines things of the past.

Mast Head Adjustment Lever makes moving the head height quick and easy. Eliminates the cranking that many other machines require when lifting the head over long distances. There's no need to write down numbers either.

Mast Anchor Lever...locks with a feather touch and a hard anodized base permits a smooth movement with minimum wear. Maximum flexibility to work on stones of all sizes and shapes.

The Digital Protractor
The Digital Protractor
The Electronic Speed Control

The Electronic Speed Control...puts you in control of your lap speed and incorporates an on-off switch. You decide on speeds from as low as one rotation-per-second up to 1600 rotations-per-minute with continuous high torque.

The Electronic Speed Control

Jarvi Tool Company manufactures the largest selection of gemstone faceting equipment for the amateur or professional cutter. Creating Facetron gem faceting machines since 1972.

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