All-U-Need (glass/crystal model)

SKU: 20-027

$549 $599
Electricity Supply:

Our American-made All-U-Need is a flat lap machine that is one of the best tools for cold working art glass on the market. Grind, shape and polish glass and crystals to make free-form shapes and cabochons for necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewelry pieces. Create polished windows in glass marbles or beads. The All-U-Need also makes the perfect workbench tool for cold glass workers and glass fusers, as it gives your glass projects smooth edges with a professional, finished look. The All-U-Need is available in both 6″ and 8″ models and comes with an accessory kit specially designed for grinding, shaping and polishing glass and crystal. (If you plan on polishing rocks, minerals and/or metals, we suggest purchasing the All-U-Need rock/mineral model.)

The Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need lap machine is manufactured with a 1/2" arbor and powered by a 1/4 hp, heavy-duty, ball bearing, DC motor. This motor is variable speed so you can work at whatever pace you desire, delivering speeds from 800 rpm to 3,400 rpm. This portable machine can be used anywhere. Whether you're at home, in the shop or on the road, this quiet machine won't disturb others around you. It's lightweight, rustproof and impact-resistant, making it even easier to travel with.

The coolant reservoir, which holds about a pint of water, prevents heat buildup while you work and removes dust particles so you don't inhale any harsh chemicals. That pint of water will give you two to three straight hours of work without refilling. The black splash guard keeps water off you so you don't get soaked while you work. Cleanup is as simple as it gets: Just remove the black spray shield, rinse with clean water and you're ready to work again.

Electricity supply

Make sure you choose the right power supply for your machine. The 220 volt models are available only for overseas customers that require 220V - 240V power supply. All 220 volt models are manufactured with this CE rated, Type F plug (see below):

international type f plug

International customers

We are not responsible for any import duties or customs charges. Any such fees incurred to receive your package are not covered by us. Please consult your country's customs policy for more information. For Europe sales, please contact Inland Craft Europe at For Australia sales, please visit Aussie Sapphire at

This All-U-Need lap machine comes with a glass/crystal accessory kit that allows you to work right out of the box. Our grinding and polishing process makes easy work of grinding, shaping and polishing glass and crystal. The electroplated diamond discs are easily interchangeable and only require ONE backing plate for all four discs.

Glass/crystal accessory kit includes

Machine includes

All-U-Need (glass/crystal) specifications
  • Machine dimensions: 10" L X 10" W X 12" H
  • Machine weight: 9 lbs
  • Machine housing construction: Rustproof, ABS plastic
  • Motor type: 1/4 hp variable speed direct drive motor with speeds ranging between 800 rpm - 3,400 rpm
  • Motor voltage: 115V or 220V
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Shipped from: U.S.A.

Want to increase the water reservoir capacity?

Our Pro-Flow water cooling system offers innovative ways to accomplish this and will provide you with hours of drips and use. Simply clip the attachment onto the All-U-Need and use with either a one-gallon pressure tank or submersible water pump.

Need to use grinder bits for special glass projects?

Transform the All-U-Need into a powerhouse glass grinding machine with our specialty line of glass grinder bits!

Extended warranty program

You’re about to make a smart investment by purchasing a Hi-Tech Diamond All-U-Need machine so protect it with our extended warranty program. Our extended warranties extend the one-year manufacturer warranty that is included with the All-U-Need. Choose from either a one- or two-year warranty extension. We recommend purchasing this extended warranty at the same time you purchase your Hi-Tech Diamond machine.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Fez Hot Glass
Best glass tool I have bought in years

Quite frankly, this is one of the best glass working tools I have bought since my GTT Phantom in 2002. My only “complaint” and it’s not HTD’s fault, is it needs to come with courser grit wheels. The 360 is a little fine for “rough cuts” a 180 wheel is a must have addition.
I ended up buying a 100 and a 180 lapping wheel as “extras” I “saved” 20 pieces I was going to scrap with the wheel.
Shipping was incredibly fast and the quality of the machine is as expected for the price range.
I shot an unboxing video and a “first few cuts” video on the machine

Amazing purchase for my business!

I had been thinking of adding a lap wheel to my arsenal for a while now and decided to go through Hi-Tech Diamond for that studio upgrade. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. They machine is high quality, they ship fast and the customer support was super responsive and excited to help me out.

Awesome Product.

Embarking on a new creative journey in cold working. This is my first lap wheel, and being a first-time user of one of these machines caused a little apprehension. However, after getting everything all set up, with ease I might add, switched the power on and then the wheel began to spin, and the water began to flow I found myself completely at home. Love my "All U Need" product. The Hi-Tech Lap wheel is a quality-built machine for those who are in the small to medium range like me. customer service in my book is an A+.

Dr Manuel Diaz Santiago
Excelent buy

I like to cut and polish wine snd other glass beverage bottles and using this systems get the work easier and quicker than the way I used to polish them its so confort to use it really helps 100% I only regret not buying it earlier
The way it polish so fine love it this is what I wanted thanks
I made a small table where I put the machine on top making it easier for me sitting down to use it

William Harris
Literally the best machine ever!

Im a graduate student doing my im at the moment and I bought this machine because I, working on faceting chandelier crystals. this machine is excellent! powerful and always ready! Very easy to use and clean afterwards. Best money Ive ever spent;)

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