Slant Cabber (rock/mineral model)

SKU: 20-005

$549 $599
Electricity Supply:

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.

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 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

Machine includes

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Sherry Krueger
Compact, easy to clean, easy to work on.

Based on recommendations elsewhere I did buy an 80 diamond grit right away. Highly recommend. I move this unit around from the middle of garage, to the side, to outside to hose off. Love that about this machine. Regarding water reservoir, I just keep a couple of gallon jugs at my side. Easy. Someone said batch process your stuff; completely agree. Changing out the disks takes a little time. It's relatively quiet too.

Worth the money!!

I've had my 8" slant cabber for about two weeks and it performs very well.
I purchased other disks to fill in the "grit gaps" from the original set included with the cabber. Using the cabber is easy, comfortable and intuitive!
I'm really glad I decided on High-Tech.
The only drawback with my slant cabber was the shield retaining clips started falling off the first time I used it...... The easy fix was to buy a roll of double sided Gorilla tape and the problem is no more!!!
Highly recommend!!!!!

Shane Maxwell

Loving the 8" slant cabber as a beginner/ hobbyist . Being able to polish sizeable slabs and cut cabochons is the reason I went with this machine over something like a cab king. I bought additional discs that don't come with the machine, already have a 10" hi-tech slab saw, and feel like that's all I need to do what I want to do! I've had small issues with my hi-tech diamond equipment, but for the price, I'd say it levels out. I recommend working in batches to minimize the number of times you have to switch discs. Switching discs is easy but it does add a lot of time to your process. Would recommend this versatile machine to anyone looking to practice /experiment with lapidary.

michael c

Very nice, as advertised, a good deal for the price

Mary Horn
So far, so good!

I'm very pleased with one small exception. The clips that are supposed to hold the splash screen became unstuck almost immediately. I'm sure the can be reattached once I find out the correct. glue. Otherwise it is very well designed and easy to clean. The water reservoir is small but not a huge problem. The motor is strong and smooth. I added 220 and 3000 discs based on other reviews and glad I did. The jump from 180 to 325 is too great for efficient polishing. It would be smart to add a 220 to the all-you-need kit. I'm sure that I will have many happy hours of polishing.

Hi Mary - We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying your Slant Cabber, and thank you for your valued feedback regarding the polishing process. In regards to the clips not sticking properly, we encourage you to reach out to our customer service team so that they can mail you replacements. You can call us at (630) 596-9909 or email us at Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

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