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How to change a lapidary wheel on your machine

There are a few rules to follow when changing a lapidary wheel on your machine but it’s not as hard as you might think! In this video, I show you the simple steps to changing a lapidary wheel.

Unscrewing the nut on your machine can be confusing as it goes the opposite way. You’ll also have to unscrew the guard as it can get in the way of taking your lapidary wheel off.

Each machine has a different sized spindle and bushes. The bushes you have will be right if they came with the machine.

In between your wheels, you’ll want to have spacers to give the wheels some distance apart. When you’re cutting on the edges of your wheel you need space so that you don’t touch the wheel next to it. You’ll also want spacers on either side of your wheel to keep it sturdy.

The wheel must line up with the tap to get proper water flow; without this, you will burn your opal and wear down your wheel faster. once you’ve aligned your wheel and tightened it back up, there should be no vibration.

Thanks for watching and I hope this has helped!