Getting started with your cutting machine set-up

In this video I talk you though the wheels you need as well as discuss bench height and water supply. Basically I get you ready so that when your parcel arrives you can start!

Justin Thomas
Your opal cutting guru

You need a minimum of 4 wheels and a polishing machine

​The wheels you need are:

  • 200 - 300 grit diamond impregnated wheel for roughing out
  • 200 - 300 grit diamond impregnated wheel for roughing out
  • 400 - 600 grit diamond impregnated wheel for shaping and finer cutting
  • 600 grit Nova wheel which is a soft diamond wheel for a rough polish
  • 1200 grit soft Nova whe​el. When worn down this will give you a nice pre-polish.
  • 1 inch thick hard felt wheel, on a seperate polishing machine, impregnated with cerium oxide