All-U-Need (rock/mineral model)
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.
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 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
- 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
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.
The 6 inch lap works really well. Out of the box it does have enough to start and I have been able to get a reflective polish on my first cab. Overall, the machine does run quietly so I am able to use it indoors without much noise pollution.
For my polishing pad tried it dry but I ended up adding a little bit of water to keep my stone cool.
It is a good machine looking to enter into lapidary and I have not had any issues with the machine. I did have to buy the dop kit to save my fingers. It was worth every cent I spent on the machine.
In my original review I said I was having trouble getting a good polish. I have had good results since then.
This machine is well worth the money.
I love this lapidary hobby and my Hi-Tech machines!
I have used it for several hours now. Well built just like my 6" saw. I have not been able to get a great polish with the included disks. I plan to mainly use it for shaping and then finish in a tumbler.
Overall a well-built machine. I am happy with my purchase.
Hi Eric - We are so happy to hear that you are happy with your purchase. We encourage you to reach out to our customer service team at (630) 596-9909 or email us at email@example.com so that we can assist you with the polishing process. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!
The system is very easy to use and functional. I haven’t completed any projects yet but I would suggest buying an additional rougher diamond disk because if you’re like me and sometimes do not have the best of cuts this will save you a ton of time. Overall the product is easy to assemble, use and small enough to find a space in the shed for. I recommend!
I have had my lap grinder a couple weeks now and love it! Have used it on agates, pet wood, jasper and opal and it's worked great for all purposes. Have bought some additional grinding and smoothing wheels and am loving what I can do with this. Highly recommend this machine and the customer service was top notch when I contacted them.