These are optional polishing cups for our 3-head marble polishing machine. The bare-bones machine uses steel cups with polishing grits to polish. This method has been used successfully for a long time, however, it requires almost constant attention as grit must be added to the marble/heads regularly.
When used with a water drip, these diamond cups allow the machine to run untended during each grit stage, as the diamond abrasive is incorporated into the cups! Diamond abrasives also do not break down as fast as other polishing grits, so they last longer. Changing out the cups when you are ready for the next stage takes 10-20 seconds. No more babysitting, and no more mess! A set is 12 cups; 3 stage 1, 3 stage 2, 3 stage 3 and 3 polishing cups, as shown in the picture. The cups slip over the drive shafts and are secured with a single screw. The water drip assembly (stand, arm, tubing and water clamp - just provide the bottle) is $15, but if you order 3 sets of cups (for example, S, M & L) you will receive the water drip assembly FREE!
Use 150 cups for the first grind, 300 cups for the second, 800 cups for pre-polish, and then use the wooden cups with polishing compound to polish (Compound is not provided, but is easily obtained - we tell you where).
Cups are offered in three sizes; small (polishes 1/2- 3/4" marbles), medium (for 3/4-1&1/8" marbles) and large (for 1&1/8-2" marbles). We can actually size these cups as you wish, so if you are looking for something other than these standard sizes, please use the "Ask a question about this product" button above to tell us and we will let you know hat we can do.
The coarsest cups wear down fastest. It varies, but it can wear down after as few as 6 or 7 dozen marbles. The 800 grit will last much longer, and the wooden polish cups only get better with use, and last forever. You can contact the manufacturer if more cups are desired (contact details will be included).
This item is custom-built to order and shipped to you direct from the supplier. Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.