DiamondCore® Tools: Best Lapidary Tools
Whether your lapidary work is focused on tumbling, cabbing, faceting or carving, you want the right lapidary tools to complete each project with precision and delicacy. Shaping and polishing precious stones can be tedious, and you don’t want to risk ruining them with a tool that is too abrasive and lacks the control you need. Lapidary tools from DiamondCore® Tools allow lapidary artists to confidently grind, sand and polish even the most delicate stones!
Have you been looking for the best lapidary tools on the market? We’ve put together a list of our favorite lapidary tools that we believe you’ll love too!
Our 6-Piece Flexible Diamond Sanding Pads are long-lasting and allow you to sand precious stones easily. This 6-piece set comes in a variety of grits, helping you to achieve the perfect finish for each gemstone, diamond or more. The special uniform diamonds on each pad make them less susceptible to dulling, allowing you to continue working and getting the best quality results each time!
4-Piece Spiral Band Set (1 and 2)
Spiral bands allow you to perfectly sand contoured areas, helping to remove sharp edges on a stone. They make it much easier for you to smooth rounded areas like a gemstone or diamond that need the precision of a curve-friendly tool. Our spiral bands attach to a cordless drill, allowing you to achieve perfectly sanded edges with ease. Each spiral band can be purchased separately, but you can save when they’re purchased together! Learn more about our 4-Piece Spiral Band Sets below.
Our first set of Spiral Bands comes with four smaller abrasive cylinders in three grits; 60, 120 and 200 along with the rubber mandrel that supports the cylinders throughout your next lapidary project!
Our second set of Spiral Bands are similar to the first. It also features abrasive cylinders in 60, 120 and 200 grit with the supporting mandrel. But this set is larger, so if you know you’ll be working with larger stones, these are the perfect sanding tools for your next project!
At DiamondCore® Tools, we offer a Diamond Polishing Paste that can help your artistry shine above the rest! This oil-based polishing compound is created with diamond powder to give your lapidary project the ultimate finish. Apply the paste by hand or with felt-wool buffing bits to thoroughly polish and remove small imperfections from gemstones, granite and much more.
Our polishing paste comes in 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 2000, 3000 and 8000 grit options so you always have the perfect grit to match your needs.
Our Diamond Rubber Polisher Bullet Set is ideal for polishing and buffing out scratches and imperfections on your lapidary projects. Attach each polisher bullet to a cordless, handheld rotary tool such as a Dremel. This set comes with three shapes in three grits – medium, fine and extra-fine – allowing you to find the right tool for your piece. These rubber polisher bullets can rapidly polish out scratches and scars for an overall better-looking product. And since they are made with uniform diamonds, these rubber polisher bullets are stronger and more effective than sandpaper, making these a must-have in your collection!
This 8-piece set makes sanding and polishing a breeze! Each 25 mm Mini Circular Diamond Pad affixes to the included 3 mm adapter shaft which attaches to your handheld rotary tool . The pads come in a variety of grits, from coarse to ultra fine. These pads can be used wet or dry and outlast sandpaper every time. Make sanding faster and easier the next time you need to remove small imperfections with DiamondCore® Mini Circular Diamond Pads!
Our Mini Circular Diamond Pad Set comes in 60, 120, 240, 400, 800, 1500 and 3000 grits.
If you need a more flexible, handheld sanding experience, try our Flexible Diamond Sanding Strip Set! These strips can be used wet or dry and are flexible to sand the curves of precious stones. Our DiamondCore flexible diamond sanding strips last longer than traditional sandpaper and require fewer strokes and less force, reducing fatigue. Each strip is great for perfecting small stones and removing their imperfections.
The Flexible Diamond Sanding Strip Set comes in 60, 120, 200, 400 and 800 grits.
If you’ve wanted a tool that rapidly removes unwanted material, our Diamond Cut-Off Wheel w/Mandrel is what you’ve been looking for! Each 50 mm cut-off wheel comes in 60 grit to remove sharp edges and smooth chips. This set also comes with a 3 mm-diameter shaft on a mandrel for your rotary tool or Dremel®.
If you have questions about choosing the right pottery tools for your lapidary project, we’re here to help! Leave a comment on this blog, send us an email, or get in touch with our team on social media — we’re on Facebook and Instagram!