Polishing Laps & Supplies

Polishing Laps & Supplies

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BATT Lap

An excellent solid cast tin alloy pre-polishing and polishing lap. This hard alloy allows the casting to be rigid enough to serve as a solid lap, rather than the two part tin/aluminum backing. It has proven to be a very popular general purpose polishing lap. 8 inch and 6 inch

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Darkside Polishing Lap
SKU: 16-250
The DARKSIDE is a lightweight lap, made of the specially developed material coated onto an aluminum baseplate, then machined both sides for flatness. For its thickness it is surprisingly rigid. The lap quickly breaks in on the first stone, without the charging process needed for metal laps, making it user-friendly for beginners. A terrific new addition to the gemcutters polishing arsenal. It may very well be the only polishing lap you need! 8 inch diameter only. Click Here for more information on the Darkside!
Price: $90.00
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Copper Lap
The lap is made with a pure copper disc set on a master lap. The lap can easily be charged with diamond powder using a recharge roller. Excellent for use with 3,000 or 8,000 grit diamond to give a fine pre-polish. 1/2" arbor hole.
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Matrix Ceramic Composite Lap
SKU: 16-259
Ceramic laps have been known for sharp facets and good polishing properties...If someone can get one to work. Rather unforgiving, and relying on critical thin film effects, when operated by the right person under the right conditions, most agree they produce perfect finishes. The rest of us would like these results with a more forgiving version of the lap, that being a wider band of operating parameters. The "MATRIX™" Ceramic Composite lap has a self-renewing microtexture and surface complexity that allows better polish retention and a less critical fluid film thickness. The 8" MATRIX™ is made on a full-thickness master lap baseplate to emulate the heavy rigid feel of a ceramic lap.
Price: $135.00
ULTRALAPS™
The Easiest And Cleanest Way To Polish. These pre-coated mylar film discs provide a neat and clean way to polish faceted stones. A uniform layer of carefully graded polishing compound is deposited onto a thin polyester film. The laps are used with water coolant and there is no need to handle messy slurries. They are supplied 5 discs per package and each has a 1/2" arbor hole. The assortment kit contains 6 discs (2 each of the Cerium, Tin and Aluminum Oxides). Can be used on any flat lap surface. Just wet the surface of the lap and the film remains in place yet can be easily removed. The Spectra type is an optical grade cerium oxide.
DiaFilm
DiaFilm is convenient and easy way to use diamond polishes. Great for repairs and re-polishing. Same backing material as the UltraLaps and used the same way. Available in 50000, 14000, 8000, 3000, and 1200 mesh. DiaFilm is packaged 1 sheet per package.
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Last Lap
The Last Lap™ brand facet polishing lap will produce a fast polish on quartz, corundum, beryl, peridot, tourmaline, topaz, feldspar and many other materials. The pelletized epoxy matrix resists grooving and gouging. Last Lap™ brand laps require precharging and are supplied with a 1 carat vial of 50,000 mesh diamond slurry which is to be worked into the face of the lap. A 1/2" arbor hole is standard.
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Tin Lap
An 1/8 inch thick layer of fine grained, rolled tin is bonded to an aluminum Master Lap and turned true. This lap will not develop an orange peel surface common with some other tin laps. 1/2" arbor hole.
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Zinc Lap
Cast Zinc Alloy. This lap is best used for pre-polishing using 3000 to 8000 mesh diamond powder or the BattStick . 1/2" arbor hole.
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Phenolic Lap
These phenolic laps are used to polish stones by charging with diamond or conventional polishing agents. The tough Phenolic disc is cemented on a 3/8" thick aluminum base plate for added stability. 1/2" arbor hole.
Plastic Lap
Use As A Support For Ultralaps, Diafilm Or Score For Use With Oxide Polishing Powder. These clear acrylic discs can be scored for use with polishing agents such as Cerium or Aluminum Oxide; or they can be used as backing discs for Ultralaps. 1/2" arbor hole.
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Lap Case
Eliminate problems with storage space, contamination, and surface damage. These plastic cases give total protection and will stack securely. There is even an area on the edge to label the contents! Can be used for both 6 inch and 8 inch laps
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Master Lap
A base lap used as a support. This uncharged aluminum lap is used as a base for other laps such as Ultralaps and Topcutters. Precisely ground flat and parallel with 1/2" arbor hole.