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Glastar B41 8" Variable Speed Lap Machine

Price:£1,249.00 Inc VAT£1,124.10 Inc VAT (£936.75 Ex VAT)up to10% off
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 10 February, 2016 By Branko Brelih
This is a very efficient coldworking tool that allows me to try many new glass projects and techniques. It also helps me easily correct some shape- and surface related problems that would have previously spoil my work.

The machine is surprisingly silent for all the power it provides. Only the 120 grit makes some noise, something comparable to a washing machine.

On the downside there are few minor things worth mentioning. The instructions manual says nothing about maintenance (like cleaning) and how to glue diamond disks to the metal base disks (it matters to which side of the base you glue the sticker on and it needs to be centred exactly, to avoid vibrations).

The water piping fittings are not compatible* with european standards, neither are the electric plugs. The same goes for the optional water pump that comes with a rather long 10 m cable, even if it is meant to be plugged into the extension socket provided right there on the back side of the grinder. *WARM GLASS NOTE: The machine and the pump are supplied with a UK plugs which meet European Standards the fittings for the water are high pressure water fittings and the pump is supplied with pipe adaptors so it can be used out of the box without the need for any other fittings. The length of the cable on the pump is to allow the plug to be positioned well away from the water for safety reasons.