Because rocks ain’t gonna cut themselves

Many of the lapidary arts begin with the need to cut the rock into usable sizes and we can teach you about the various types of rocks and the best methods of using them. Rock saws are highly variable in both size and lapidary purpose. The two styles of saws most commonly used in the lapidary hobbies are trim saws and slab saws. Trim saws are primarily used to cut small rocks in preparation for tumbling, or trimming flat slabs into jewelry shaped preforms. Slab saws are used to cut slices off of rocks either to use the slice for lapidary or to create a specimen from the now-exposed face of the rock.

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