[MSA-talk] ultra-thin jeweler's saw

George Harlow gharlow at amnh.org
Tue Nov 21 11:40:42 EST 2017

With a Buehler Isomet saw, I have used both Pro-Slicer .004” x 4” diameter and Lapcraft DiaLaser (same specs) diamond blades, which typically yield a 0.01” kerf loss.  The challenge is to make flat cuts on larger crystals. I think the cuts are generally flatter than with a wire saw.  Lapcaraft sells its own products; Kingsley North and other vendors sell Pro-Slicer.

George E. Harlow                                            gharlow at amnh.org<mailto:gharlow at amnh.org>
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From: msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org [mailto:msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org] On Behalf Of Jason Herrin
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:20 AM
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Subject: [MSA-talk] ultra-thin jeweler's saw

Hi all,

We are looking for the thinnest of thin diamond blades for cutting parallel serial sections of cm-sized and smaller mineral grains. Can anyone recommend a good blade or saw type?

Any responses appreciated,

Jason Herrin

NTU Singapore
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