Preparation Tools &
Fossil Trimming and Slicing
Stone trim saws fitted with circular diamond tipped blades are
well known in the Geology/lapidary industry. Many aimed at lapidary
use are small and designed for relatively small pieces of material
the user soon made aware of their limitations, Large saws, slab saws,
usually have a power feed vice or clamp and contained within a
cabinet primarily designed for slicing slabs usually agates and other
very hard silica type materials. They are good at what they do but
not ideal for the hand feeding of fossils.
Designed and built by us for ease of
use and maintenance, long life, and dependability. Our units have
proven reliability some having been in use for almost 30 years
slicing and trimming countless thousands of ammonites, bases on
display pieces and squaring off fish plates etc.
- Uses a 14 inch diameter
knotched thin blade, 0.060 inch thick for swift cutting
- 1 hp 240 volts motor with full
- Belt driven through pulleys
that are fully guarded behind mesh.
- Splash proof on off switch at
- Thick plastic rust proof sump
to hold clean water so as not to contaminate
- Standard plastic waste water
fitting acts as both a drain plug or system for fresh
water trickle to waste system.
- Removable splash
- Robust aluminium table with
upturned and welded edges.
- Steel frame is hot dipped
galvanised. There is no paint anywhere on this machine
because non is needed.
- Stainless steel and nylon
- Dimensions 24 x 21 x 36 high.
Designed to fit inbetween standard unit sizes if
- Front legs have level
- Bearing block is frame, not
table, mounted for smooth drive and cutting.
- Bearings are sealed in a
housing with nylon/seal glands for protection from grit
and water ingress,
- Easily removed bearingcover for
lubrication and inspection.
- Stainless steel shaft. Twin
lock nuts and aluminium flanges and pulleys.
- Uses clean water as a
- Runs from a 13amp socket with
inline RCB protection unit.
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