Rock Equipment for Sale

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Equipment Currently (and soon to be) For Sale

NEW! Modified Contempo 24" slab saw

NEW! Highland Park 8" trim saw

SOLD Lortone Max Pro 8" grinder/sander/polisher

SOLD 8" Star Diamond Four Drum Sander

SOLD Covington Mounted Wet Belt Sander

SOLD Lortone 15" Vibratory Lap

SOLD Star Diamond 3 wheel 6" Cabochon Machine!

SOLD 8" 3 Wheel Covington Cabochon Machine

SOLD 6" Trim saw and grinder

SOLD Covington 14" saw blade

Covington Drop-in Trim Table

SOLD High Speed Overhead Sander

SOLD Lortone 6" Combination lapidary arbor & trim saw!

SOLD 8" 4 wheel Star Diamond Cabochon Machine!

SOLD Diamond Pacific Genie Cabochon Machine

 

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ALL of the equipment I sell is used, and restored to perfect working condition. I don't believe in selling "you fix it" machines so I refuse to do it. Every piece is completely disassembled, sanded to remove all traces of rust and loose paint, primed, painted and clearcoated. I uses epoxy paint on heavily used surfaces. I check every part, lubricate bearings etc., and replace parts as necessary. I update components that are worn or out of date, and occasionally tweak the machines so they perform better than they did out of the factory. All pieces come with working motors and I always update the electrical components to make them safe and reliable. If you need any supplies to run the machines or they require additional setup, I tell you that and give recommendations. I don't leave it up to you to guess like the online sellers. I price everything to move as fast as possible, in other words I don't put a sky high price on them and hope for some sucker to bite. I charge what completely restored, used equipment is worth and no more. I can ship smaller machines but most are pickup at the shop, I am near Oregon City, OR.

My equipment usually sells FAST so if it says SOLD, it means SOLD. I won't answer emails inquiring about equipment that says SOLD. Check back often for more listings. If you are not intending to buy any equipment from me, please don't ask questions about anything listed on this page, your saw, your buddy's saw, any other lapidary equipment, etc. I simply don't have the time to answer questions about someone else's equipment. That's what email lists are for (hint: Google "rockhounds email list"). That's also what Facebook is for! That's also what rock & gem clubs are for - join your local club! You can pay through the Paypal cart buttons on the page, money order, or cashier's check, and if you pick up your equipment here at the shop I can accept credit and debit cards (usually, apaprently depends on the position of the planets in the sky), cash, money orders, and cashier's checks. S&H & insurance not included. Will ship some items via USPS Priority Mail (if it fits in a flat rate box) larger items via USPS standard mail, or you can come get it (strongly preferred!). I am in Oregon City, Oregon 97045. E-mail me at the address at the bottom of the page if you have any questions!

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Highland Park 8" Trim Saw $420

This is a completely rebuilt trim saw from a Highland Park trim saw/cabochon/polishing machine. Completely stripped, primed, painted, and clearcoated. New pulleys, belt, 1/4 horsepower motor, wiring, switch, sturdy base, splash shield, bearing, and MK Diamond 301 blade. It has a traveling vise with a weight feed system, just add string and a weight, or feed it by hand. It also has a guide on the opposite side for trimming slabs. You can use oil or water with an anti-rusting additive like Lube Cool or Crystal Cut. The drain is in the front so you can easily empty it after you're done if you're using water.

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

Modified Contempo 24" Slab Saw $1500 Price Reduced $1000

(What looks like rust is sound primer that you can paint right over, there is no rust anywhere on the saw. I think a "retro" look with just clear coat would be pretty cool lol.)

 

Vise from the front. The piece of sheet metal underneath it is where the guides are attached. Read on below to see why this is important.

 

Closeup of the front guides. I would replace the top and bottom V-shaped guides (you can see the plastic inserts to glide on the rails). It's easy for a competent machinist to make a new top guide welded to the bottom of the vise and a crossbar that bolts into the bottom of the vise for gripping the underside of the rails.

 

These are the feed dogs clamps that grip the screw to make the vise move. They need to be lowered about 1/2" if you don't change the guides. If you do they'll be more or less the correct height. I can show you how to move them.

 

This is the front end of the vise with the hole that the feed screw goes through. If you don't change the guides on the vise I can show you how to lengthen the the part to move the hole down, and I would attach a handle to the bolt to make it more convenient to open. If you look at a Highland Park vise it would be similar.

 

I'm selling this saw as-is, I don't have the time or resources to finish it up. I have sanded the whole saw and completely removed any rust, it's 95% ready to paint. Went through the motor, belts, pulleys, and gearbox and fixed what was necessary. I rewired the motor and switch and replaced the feed screw and window in the hood. The pull chain automatic cutoff works. It has good bearings and runs smooth. The feed rate is adjustable but I have it set at the slowest speed and recommend it stays there. The blade is a little old, is straight and sharpened, and probably has half the original diamond. I know it did cut because I have seen it cutting but that was years ago and I don't know what if anything was changed since then.

Here's what I did NOT do. The vise is held tightly on the rails by a system of sheet metal brackets and plastic pads (see the photos), but when up against the blade will kick up a couple millimeters. Cutting slowly with smaller and/or softer rock would be just fine, large and/or very hard rock might be a little tricky. With a little fiddling and correcting the arrangement (it was partly disassembled when I got it), it will run true. But I wouldn't use it that way, I would modify it to glide smoothly with a system very much like the old Highland Park vises (without the rollers). There is probably no off the shelf part that would work, but any competent machinist could do it with some guidance. You might be able to buy the HP crossbars and mod them but it would take some welding. If the vise is used as-is the position of the hole that the feed screw runs through would have to be lowered less than an inch (see the photos), they're too high up for the screw. Same for the feed dogs that grip the screw. That is pretty straight forward and I can show you exactly how to lengthen the parts without welding. I would add a lever to the screw that opens the grips, it's in an inconvenient place. That would require a little metal fabrication, a decent machinist can do it.

Price is $1500 firm, given the work that still needs to be done this is a fire sale price. I would ask $2400 if it was completely finished. Pickup here in Oregon City OR only.

Pickup here Oregon City OR

Lortone Max Pro 8C 8" Cabochon Machine $525 SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Lortone Max-Pro 8C 8-inch cabochon machine for sale! This 8-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, set on a super heavy duty base with the original 1/3 HP motor, NEW 100 grit silicon carbide wheel, NEW Expando-type sanding drum, NEWE 8" screw-on convex foam polishing head with a leather cover, new drain hose, on a heavy duty base. There is space for another polishing or sanding head on the left side. Self-contained water drip system with independent valves. 8 silicon carbide belts for the drum sander to get you started (2 each of 220, 400, 600, 800 grit). Unscrew the polishing head when you're sanding and screw it in to polish with oxide polishing compound. The 2 side shields clip on when you're not using the polishing heads. You can change the drum belts without removing anything.

 

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

8" Star Diamond GP-8 Four Drum Cabochon Machine $550 SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Star Diamond GP-8 4 drum cabochon machine for sale! This 8-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Someone thought of putting 4 drums instead of 2 drums and 2 wheels on this machine and had a genius idea and poor execution. I fixed all that and it runs like a champ. Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, new bearings, a NEW 1/3 HP motor (not pictured) and I can pick out a belt if you know where you will be putting it. Just bolt it to your work bench. The expando-type drums are practically brand new, I don't think they used it much if at all because of the "issues" they left (basically they had no idea how to space the drums). You can remove the side shields and install an 8" screw-on convex or flat foam polshing head. 8 assorted grit silicon carbide belts to get you started. Each wheel has its own independent water drip spray bar (yes that's right), valve and all new tubing. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference). Essentially you're getting $450 worth of new drums, motor, and belts, and a $100 machine :D

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

Lortone 15" Vibratory Lap $390 SOLD THANK YOU!

(Instructions are here)

Refurbished Lortone FL-15 15" Vibratory Lap for sale! This 15 inch lapidary vibratory lap machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, 2 lap pans (grinding and polishing), bumper rings, new ball supports and springs. Runs perfectly. I'll throw in a grit kit, 60/90, 120, 220, and 400. These are going for ridiculous prices used because Lortone stopped producing them in favor of their ultra-expensive oscillating lap. I'm not that greedy so I'm pricing it well under the only used machine I can find (unrestored machine).

From Lortone: A proven workhorse the FL-15 vibrates at 1600 times per minute giving
consistent and excellent abrasion to your specimen. This comes with 2 each 15" pans, one for grinding and one for
polishing. Each pan includes a 3/8 OD polyethylene tube bumper ring. These pans are made of aluminum and the
polish pan comes with its own polishing pad. Pans are easily removed for changing or cleaning.

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

 

 

Covington Drop-in Trim Table $20

 

This accessory converts a 12, 14, or 16 inch Covington slab saw to a trim saw, all you do is clamp it in the vise and lift the lid to trim your slabs. I bought a new saw and I just don't have a use for it. I don't think you can even buy it separately.

Will ship for postage

 

Covington Mounted Wet Belt Sander $490 SOLD THANK YOU!

MSRP $625 on Covington's website here. Cheapest price (with no accessories) I can find is $530

This machine priced to sell and is ready to run right now! The gentleman I acquired it from told me that he bought the machine new, used it a couple times and decided that it didn't match his needs. In addition to what you see from Covington's website below I will give you a supply of belts (5) 220, 2) 100, 2) 400, 2) 600), plus 1 slightly used 220 on the machine, and I added water inlet and outlet hoses. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference). The manual is here.

Description (From Covington's website)

The Mounted Wet Belt Sander has 6" of workspace and is designed to sand, grind, and polish small items. This sander comes complete with a 1/3hp motor and belt guard mounted on a rustproof aluminum topped Lam-I-Cushion base, instructions, and product guarantee. A water valve and spray nozzle are built in for easy hookup. The water valve takes 1/4"OD plastic tubing for gravity water flow or 1/4" copper tubing for pressure systems. This model ships with the motor attached, ready to plug in and operate.

Features
Uses 3" x 24" Sand Belts
Upright bearing support casting mounted on a cast aluminum tank
All sanders are available in 220V, 50Hz for use outside of the United States
Unobstructed access to work area
Quick change belt system
Powder coated hood, base, and bearing support
Single control alignment to keep belt running true
Shielded bearings, double sealed and greased for life
Adjustable back plate sands flat surfaces

 

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

6" Star Diamond GP-6 Cabochon Machine $420 SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Star Diamond GP-6 for sale! This 6-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, set on a super heavy duty base with a almost new 1/4HP motor. 2 silicon carbide wheels, 80 grit and 180 grit. Expando-type drum sander, screw-on convex foam polshing head with a cowhide cover. 8 silicon carbide belts for the drum sander to get you started (2 each of 220, 400, 600, 800 grit). Unscrew the polishing head when you're sanding and screw it in to polish with oxide polishing compound. You can change the drum belts without removing anything. New belt and low hours (as in less than 2) 1/4 HP motor, new wiring and switch. Each wheel has its own independent water drip valve and all new tubing. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference).

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

Rock Rascal Model T Combination trim saw & grinder $220 SOLD THANK YOU!

This is essentially a new machine, complete and ready to run. I cleaned it up painted it and mounted it on a super heavy duty base with a motor. The Rock Rascal Model T has a trim saw on the left and a grinding wheel on the right. You can switch out grinding wheels easily. The saw table and inside of the grinding wheel housing are painted with appliance epoxy for extra durability. The motor has a few hours on it. All wiring is new and heavy duty. The trim saw blade is a new Barranca Diamond 6" diamond segmented blade. I added a switch for your convenience. For comparison, this is the breakdown of a new nmachine.

You can add a water feed for the grinding wheel through the hole in the hood but a simple sponge in the pan and water is all that's really needed. YOU MUST USE WITH AN ANTI-RUST ADDITIVE. I have Crystal Kut, which I don't think is available anymore. Several lapidary websites sell their own additives. Graves has Lube Cool which is a good one. Drain both every time you are done using them!

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland area

 

Covington 8 inch Cabochon Machine $420 SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Covington 8" cabochon machine for sale! This 8-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, set on a super heavy duty base. 2 silicon carbide wheels, 80 grit and 180 grit. New expando-type drum, screw-on foam polshing head with a new leather cover. You can glue another sanding disk to it with contact cement if you already have a polisher, or use a canvas cover with diamond slurry. 4 belts for the drum to get you started (220, 320, 400, 600 grit). You can change the drum belts without removing anything. New belt and new 1/3 HP motor. Each wheel has its own independent water drip valve. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference).

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

6" Star Diamond GP-6 Cabochon Machine SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Star Diamond GP-6 for sale! This 6-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, set on a super heavy duty base. 2 silicon carbide wheels, 80 grit and 180 grit. New expando-type drum, screw-on convex foam polshing head with a leather cover. You can glue another sanding disk to it with contact cement if you already have a polisher, or use a canvas cover with diamond slurry. 4 belts for the drums to get you started (220, 320, 400, 600 grit). Unscrew the polishing head when you're sanding and screw it in to polish with oxide polishing compound. Many people put it on medium and leave it there, so that's where I have it set up. You can change the drum belts without removing anything. New belt and 1/3 HP motor which is overkill for the machine. Each wheel has its own independent water drip valve and new rubber spray shields. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference).

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

8" Star Diamond Super GP-8 Cabochon Machine SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Star Diamond Super GP-8 for sale! I've never seen one of these before and may not ever again. I think people hold on to them for dear life. This 8-inch lapidary cabochon machine is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, set on a super heavy duty base. 4 diamond wheels, 100 grit hard and 120 grit soft. The hard wheel has probably more than 50% diamond left, the soft wheel was never used. 2 like new expando-type drums, screw-on convex foam polshing head with a new leather cover. You can glue another sanding disk to it with contact cement if you already have a polisher, or use a canvas cover with diamond slurry. 4 belts for the drums to get you started (220, 320, 400, 600 grit). Unscrew the polishing head when you're sanding and screw it in to polish with oxide polishing compound. 3 speed adjustable pulley for fast (diamond wheels), medium (sanding wheels), and slow (polishing head). The motor slides on its own base to adjust the belt for each speed. Many people put it on medium and leave it there, so that's where I have it set up. You can change the drum belts without removing anything. Great condition 1/2 HP motor which is overkill for the machine, new wiring and switch. New bearings on the shaft, so it purrs like a kitten :) Each wheel has its own independent water drip valve and new rubber spray shields. All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or drill a hole and screw a couple dollar barb fitting in (my preference).

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

Lortone LUX-6 6 inch Combination lapidary arbor & trim saw SOLD THANK YOU!

Refurbished Lortone Model LU-6 for sale! This 6-inch all-in-one lapidary trim saw and lapidary arbor is totally refurbished by me, and ready to run right now! Here's the details: Completely disassembled, stripped, painted, epoxy coated trim saw table and inside of the arbor for extra durability. Trim saw with a hand feed and good used blade. 6" 100 grit silicon carbide wheel (the green wheel is for lapidary use). NEW 6" expando type sanding drum with 4 belts to get you started (220, 400, 600 and 1000). Unscrew the polishing head and change belts without removing the drum. Foam pad polishing head, put a hide or canvas cover on it and use cerium oxide. Or you can glue another sanding disk to it with contact cement if you already have a polisher. NEW 1/4 HP Marathon motor (I know it looks like it isn't level but it is). New water supply system with valves (even the current model doesn't come with them). All you need is to drill out a container, glue the tubing to it or screw a couple dollar fitting in (my preference). (The current model retails new for a little under $800!)

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

7" High Speed Overhead Sander SOLD THANK YOU!

I use one of these machines about every time I'm in my shop. It's for rapidly sanding flat pieces, like cut thundereggs, agate, petrified wood, etc. before you polish them. This one is built like a tank, it's a knockoff of a commercially available machine. Someone knew exactly what they were doing and did an excellent job. All I did was give it a makeover.It uses standard 7" sanding disks that attach to the backing pad with a lock nut. I'll throw in a collection of different grits to get you started (40, 60, 100, 220 and 400 grit). A typical progression would be 36 grit to 100 to 220 or 60 grit to 220. 400 is usually last but once you get the hang of it you can easily go from 60 to 220 to polish. I use a low speed buffer which is ideal for polishing rocks sanded with this machine. The motor is virtually new, the electrical system is top notch, it's wired exactly like I would do it lol. has an extra outlet on the back for plugging in other machines. Changing sanding disks is easy, jut loosen the nut with the tool and switch disks. This setup is vastly superior to the "glue on" sanding disks which take forever to change and require a separate backing disk for each grit. It has an adapter for a shop vac (use with HEPA filter) or shop exhaust that is mandatory for using these, they generate a ton of silica dust which is very bad for your health. Has a 1/2 HP 3450 RPM motor. I can give you a quick lesson on my machine if you aren't sure how to use it. I have plenty of tips & tricks with 25 years of experience! (The commercial model retails new for $495!)

Pickup here Oregon City OR or I can meet you in the Portland general area

 

Diamond Pacific Genie 6" Cabochon Machine SOLD THANK YOU!

This is the best reconditioned Genie you are likely to ever find for sale! Complete machine for cabochon making, from grinding to polishing. It came to me from a friend's estate and he had tons of rock, thousands of slabs, and a hundred or so cabochons. In other words he liked to dig rocks, slab them, cab some of them, then lost interest in the hobby. So the machine was lightly used to start with. Here's the details:

New base straight from the original shipping box. Pristine motor, 6 used wheels in excellent condition: 80 & 220 mesh hard diamond wheels, 280, 600, 1200 and 14000 mesh soft diamond wheels. A convex polishing pad screws into the right side, you can use it with diamond paste or just glue on a felt pad with rubber cement for cerium oxide. The right side of the shield is removable so you can use the polishing pad (I added wingnuts, makes it much faster to use). Water spray pump updated with new parts from the manufacturer. The knob in the front switches between left and right spray heads. The newer models don't have this which I think is a mistake. Had the worklight and the optional magnifier (you will use this!). Has a cabochon rest for shaping, and the shields and pans have been painted and clearcoated, and the inside of both is sprayed with epoxy for extra durability. There is a little bit of plastic repair on the removable side spray shields. I can give you a quick lesson on my machine if you aren't sure how to use it. I have plenty of tips & tricks with 25 years of experience!

(The current model retails new for around $1900!)

Pickup here Oregon City OR

 

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