Slant Cabber (rock/mineral model)
Our American-made Slant Cabber lap machine is a uniquely-angled, flat lap machine. 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 unique, angled design provides improved visibility and allows you to sit while you work instead of standing. The Slant Cabber 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 Slant Cabber glass/crystal model.)
The Hi-Tech Diamond Slant Cabber 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 water reservoir, which holds about a quart of water, prevents heat buildup while you work and removes dust particles so you don’t inhale any harsh chemicals. Our innovative, durable water tube has a water control valve so you can control the water flow while you work. 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 flush the bottom water reservoir with clean water and you're ready to work again.
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):
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.
This Slant Cabber 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
- 180# electroplated diamond lap
- 325# brown diamond smoothing disc
- 600# red diamond smoothing disc
- 1,200# blue diamond smoothing disc
- Tech-11 polishing pad
- 2-gram 14,000# diamond paste syringe
- Four acrylic backing plates
Slant Cabber specifications
- Machine dimensions: 13-1/2" L X 15" W X 11" H
- Machine weight: 12 lbs
- Machine housing construction: rustproof, cross-linked polyethylene
- 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 two innovative ways to accomplish this and will provide you with hours of drips and use. Choose from either a one-gallon pressure tank or a submersible water pump.
Extended warranty program
You’re about to make a smart investment by purchasing a Hi-Tech Diamond Slant Cabber machine so protect it with our extended warranty program. Our extended warranties extend the one-year manufacturer warranty that is included with the Slant Cabber. 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.
Love this machine only been using it for a few days but the results I get polishing Australian opal and scottish agates are great so much faster than using the dremel. I also bought the water pump system which is great and easy to set up just needed to buy a couple of buckets for water for the pump and waste water. I had to purchase EU to UK.plug adaptors as the machine came with EU plugs which was easy to get off amazon. The delivery was fast from USA. Pity there wasn't a UK dealer for Hi tech diamond machines there is definitely a market for it here. Have since purchased more discs to go with it 220, 3000 and the cerium one.
Works good and is pretty quiet but there is some issues. The jump from the 180 grit to 320 is too high, getting out the scratches from the 180 takes ages and causes significant wear on the 320 disk. Save yourself some time and get a disk in between the two grits. My other issue is the adhesive on the clips that hold the spray guard in place failed pretty much right away. Overall a decent machine but definitely a few minor issues with the kit
Hi Aeden - Thank you for your review and feedback, it is appreciated! Our machine and disc kits are a great starting point and work well for a large number of users. We offer additional electroplated discs and smoothing discs in a variety of grits to best customize your needs depending on the materials and style of work you are doing. In regards to the clips, we will be sending you replacement clips for your spray shield. While these are not a requirement for use (the spray shield will sit in the housing without them) they are nice to have to keep the spray shield snug in position. Please reach out to us directly at (630) 596-9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need any additional assistance.
So happy with the unit we bought. Arrived promptly with out difficult. Easy to set up, easy to use. Still learning about best sequence of grits, but overall 5 stars on purchase, delivery, usability, and quality.
I am a newbie to cutting and polishing stone, let alone cabbing. So far this machine is easy to set up and to use. I have a very small space to use this in a condo. It doesn’t spray to much and relatively easy to clean up. Only minor negative is the small fasteners for spray guard come off almost immediately once they get wet. Also takes a bit of time to get the dripping system working. I would definitely recommend and look forward to becoming very proficient with practice.
this is the best I like it will be using it a lot I am new to all this but its a good tool its easy to use and small foot print