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Lapidary Trim Saws &
*Slab Saws!

Saw Buying Tips

  • A general rule of thumb for choosing a saw: Anticipate what the maximum size would be of the largest rock you would be cutting and choose a (blade) size at least 3 times as large as the material you wish to cut.

  • Are you planning on slabbing small to moderate sized geodes and rough? A 10" or 12" saw with power feed will work well. Do you need to cut large cross sections on a production basis? Choose an 18" variable feed saw.

  • Realize that there are tradeoffs: Understand that every rock will cut differently and that everyone demands different results. Thin blades will wander more than heavier, sturdier blades. Hard rock demands premium oil coolant. Fast feed rates can mean greater chance of blade damage if something slips or breaks during the cut. Do some homework and be willing to sacrifice some things to get what's really important.

  • Pay attention to the blade: Before any other components, go for the best blade that you can afford. The blade will dictate the resulting smoothness and flatness and is crucial in getting a good cut.

Choose from:
 
Lortone's
8" Trim Saw
TS8-C Trim Saw Heavy duty 8 inch trim saw. Cut large slabs easily with the 10.5 x 15 inch work surface and centered blade. Complete with blade, vise, plastic hood, and 1/3 hp motor. #051-092 - $595.00.
 
NEW
Lortone
10" Saw
Stainless Steel TS10-C Trim Saw - New! The perfect choice if you hate rust! Includes 10 inch diamond blade, 1/3 hp motor, plastic hood, vise and base. The worktable has a 14-1/4 x 16-5/8  inch work surface and centered blade. #059-093
 
12" & 14" Diamond Rock Saws:
LS12C Lortone 12 inch Complete Slab Saw #053-093 - Lortone Rock Saw
 
Lortone
18"
Slab Saw
Photo of the Lortone Free Standing 18
 
Diamond Pacific
24" or 36" Slab Saws
Diamond Pacific TR-24 inch Slab Saw that will cut up to 9 inch items, Buy it NOW and SAVE!

How to choose a rock Saw    |   Sizes vary from:  |  Lortone Slab Saws 12" cut material up to 5¼"    |   Larger Slab Saws 14'-18" cut material 6¼" to 7¼    |   8", 10" Trim Saws    |   Diamond Pacific Heavy Duty Lapidary Slab and Industrial Saws 24" to cut material up to 9"    |   or the Largest Slab Saw 36" to cut material up to 14"   |  Blades for 6" - 36" Saws    |   Cutting Oil to prolong blade life    |   Instructional Book for amateurs    |  Customer Service   |  Order Department...

*Please note: 12" and larger Slab and Industrial Saws will only be shipped within the Contental US!

12" Slab Saws by Lortone

Lortone slab saws are meticulously designed and constructed for long life and ease of operation. Designed for use with Oil as a coolant to deliver the best in cutting speed and blade life. Note: Using water or water-soluble oils in these saws will result in unsatisfactory performance in most cases. Oil not only provides coolant for the blade but also lubricates the feed mechanism. Use water at your own risk!

Best Buy Normal order time for Lortone saws should be 4 - 6 weeks, as they are special ordered and shipped directly from the factory. Prices do NOT include shipping, please call us for best estimated (due to fluctuating petrolium cost) shipping charges as they must be calculated from your zip code.

LS12C Slab Saw - This quiet, fully enclosed, professional quality 12"saw is a real workhorse. It has a ball bearing carriage and a fixed rate power feed with full hinged hood to reduce oil mist has a safety glass window for viewing. It cuts at 8" per hour and a large capacity vise can hold up to 4½" x 7" rough. The cross feed lets you do several cuts without repositioning. The coolant tray detaches for easy cleaning.

Complete with 12" x 5/8" EXP Smooth-Cut Blade and a new feature as of 11/05: a true-machined fixed inner flange, to reduce blade wobble making blade mounting much more secure. The actual complete saw measures 38" long x 20" wide by 16" deep complete with 1/3 horse power overload protection motor. Requires 2 gallons of cutting Oil .

Best Buy #053-093 - (as shown) Special order complete please call for availability and shipment details. Shipping weight 152 lbs., in two boxes. Shipped by Motor Freight Only! NEW List price Effective August 1st - $1,525.00. Buy it NOW and SAVE! Only $1,295.00. Plus Shipping.

12 Inch Lortone Slab Saw for Rocks, Buy it NOW and SAVE!
LS12C Lortone 12 inch
Complete Slab Saw #053-093
How to choose a rock Saw    |   Sizes vary from:  |  Lortone Slab Saws 12" cut material up to 5¼"    |   Larger Slab Saws 14'-18" cut material 6¼" to 7¼    |   Diamond Pacific Heavy Duty Lapidary Slab and Industrial Saws 24" to cut material up to 9"    |   or the Largest Slab Saw 36" to cut material up to 14"   |  Blades for 6" - 36" Saws    |   Instructional Book for amateurs    |  Customer Service   |  Order Department    |    Return to TOP...

14" - 18" Slab Saws by Lortone

As on the 12" Lortone slab saw, all are meticulously designed and constructed for long life and ease of operation. Designed for use with Oil as a coolant to deliver the best in cutting speed and blade life. Note: Using water or water-soluble oils in these saws will result in unsatisfactory performance in most cases. Oil not only provides coolant for the blade but also lubricates the feed mechanism. Use water at your own risk!

Normal order time for Lortone saws should be 4 - 6 weeks, as they are special ordered and shipped directly from the factory. Prices do NOT include shipping, please call us for best estimated (due to fluctuating petrolium cost) shipping charges as they must be calculated from your zip code.

PANTHER LSS-14P Slab Saw #058-90... This 14" high-performance slab saw delivers straight, smooth cuts at twice the speed of our standard saw. Its quiet, clean, bench top design increases your cutting capacity without extra space. Features our best EXP blade and fast fixed rate power feed to deliver cuts at 15 inches per hour. Double-sealed high-performance bearings, rugged 5½" x 6½" capacity vise and threaded cross feed are standard.

Complete with: 14" x 5/8" EXP Smooth-Cut Blade and a new feature as of 11/05: a true-machined fixed inner flange, to reduce blade wobble making blade mounting much more secure. The approximate overall measurements are 41" long x 24" wide by 24" deep complete with ½ horse power overload protected motor and built in blade sharpener. Requires 2½ gallons of cutting Oil .

Best Buy #058-090 - (as shown) Special order complete Please call for availability and or shipment details. Shipping weight 170 lbs., in two boxes. Shipped by Motor Freight Collect Only! NEW List Price Effective August 1st - $1,885.00. Buy it NOW and SAVE! Only $1,659.00. Plus Shipping and handling.

Lortone 14 inch Slab Saw, Buy it NOW and SAVE!
PANTHER Model LSS-14P
14" Slab Saw #058-090.

Lortone Model LS18 Slab Saw #055-090, Buy it NOW and SAVE!

< - - Model LS18 Saw #055-90...A rugged, accurate, economical 18" slab saw has been proven by years of trouble free performance in commercial operations. Slabs material up to 7" x 7" cleanly and easily. Convenient, freestanding design allows it to go next to your workbench.

The frame, drive guard, and tank are constructed of heavy gauge welded steel for long life. Easy access is provided by the hinged hood, making loading and setup simple. The side window allows convenient monitoring of the cut. Its feed rate is adjustable from 9½" to 19¼" per hour. Features an automatic shutoff and safety switches, threaded crossfeed, sealed ball bearings, ¾" arbor, and 2" drain.

Complete with an 18" x .125 x ¾" EXP blade and ½ hp heavy-duty overload protected motor. The actual complete saw measures 41" long x 26" wide by 40" tall. (Approximate overall height when open: 68") Requires 3½ gallons of cutting Oil.

Best Buy #055-090 - (as shown) Special order, ships complete, assembled, and ready to use. Please call for availability and shipment details. Shipping weight 225 lbs. Must be shipped via motor freight pre-paid, normally allowing 6 weeks for delivery. NEW List Price Effective August 1st - $3,750.00. Buy it NOW and SAVE! Only $3,145.00. Plus Shipping.

Free Standing 18" Slab Saw
Model LS18 #055-090

Product availability & prices subject to change without notice. Please verify pricing when placing an order.
NEW - Lortone prices became effective as of August 1, 2012!

Wesley's Trading Post is proud to be an authorized dealer of quality products from: Diamond Pacific, Lortone, and other reputable distributors to bring you the right tools for the art of lapidary - something for every budget!

Special Orders...welcome!

How to choose a rock Saw    |   Sizes vary from:  |  Lortone Slab Saws 12" cut material up to 5¼"    |   Larger Slab Saws 14'-18" cut material 6¼" to 7¼      |   Diamond Pacific Heavy Duty Lapidary Slab and Industrial Saws 24" to cut material up to 9"    |   or the Largest Slab Saw 36" to cut material up to 14"   |  Blades for 6" - 36" Saws    |   Oil to prolong blade life    |   Instructional Book for amateurs    |  Customer Service   |  Order Department    |   Return to TOP...
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