All-U-Need (rock/mineral model)

SKU: 21-003

$649 $699
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Our American-made All-U-Need is a flat lap machine that is one of the best on the market and has been for over 30 years. Grind, smooth and polish rocks and minerals to make free-form shapes and cabochons for necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewelry pieces. Create flats for larger pieces or on the backs of cabochons. It’s also well-suited for polishing a large variety of natural and synthetic gem material, enamels and metals. The All-U-Need is available in both 6″ and 8″ models and comes with an accessory kit specially designed for grinding, smoothing and polishing rocks and minerals. (If you plan on polishing glass and/or crystal, we suggest purchasing the All-U-Need glass/crystal 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 inlandcraft@t-online.de. For Australia sales, please visit Aussie Sapphire at www.aussiesapphire.com.au.

This All-U-Need lap machine comes with a rock/mineral accessory kit that allows you to work right out of the box. Our grinding and polishing process makes easy work of finishing quartz, agate, jasper, tourmaline, corundum, opal and a large variety of natural and synthetic gem material. This kit also works well with metals and enamels.

Rock/mineral accessory kit includes

Machine includes

All-U-Need (rock/mineral) 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.

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

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Alexis lorah
Very pleased

Excellent quality, I've been using it a lot! I do wish I bought more sanding disks, but beyond that, I'm very happy with it!

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Eric
Updated review

In my original review I said that I didn't quite get the polish I wanted. I would like to update and correct my original review.
I can now say that it was ME and not the machine and pads. The pads that come with it will produce a great finish.
Make sure to wash your stones between steps and do not contaminate pads with other grit debris.
Excellent machine! Love it! Sorry about my original review.

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Tiny Metal Trees
This thing is great!

Easy to set up. Easy to use.
I got the water pump and that was easy, too.
I am cleaning up/finishing tiles that I cut from rocks I collect, upon which I mount my artwork. My next order (after 1 day of working/testing) is more metal discs because the felt smoothing pads have a little flex to their surface which leaves a dead-spot on my bigger pieces, >3" across.
I wanted a nice silky finish that brought out the colors of a rock like water. The #325 brown pad was just about perfect, so I'm ordering both #265 and #365 metal discs to use after the #180.
O.K. I gotta go back to the grindstone now!

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Earl Higbee
New to Lapidary with flat Lap

So far I have been happy with Flat Lap, I grew up with a Lapidary dad, but haven't been doing the craft as adult. I have added some Diamond wheels 80 and 360 grit have liked the extra wheels as my cutting is very rough with my tile saw. So far the polishing has been giving me trouble, think by adding a 3000 grit polishing wheel, and a final poshing wheel it will help.
The paste options may help, so far having fun, but still learning. Haven't purchased any additional paste yet.

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Paul

It’s in the title! All-U-Need.

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