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BosTenn81

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australian made Cabbing machines
« on: March 19, 2021, 01:33:39 PM »
Hello everyone,
I am wanting to find out if there are any Australian made Cabbing machines?
I have been looking at machines, but being that they are all from the USA everyone is out of stock and don't know when it may become available.

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Prooz

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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 01:42:28 PM »
Hi BosTenn81, google Lapidary Slap Supplies. Mackay QLD
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 11:10:33 PM by Prooz »

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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 01:55:12 PM »

Welcome BosTenn81, another option is building your own if you are able to. They are in many ways pretty simple to build.

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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 04:25:34 PM »
I think I saw a mob in Queensland making them. Not sure if I kept a link, will have a hunt for you.
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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 04:32:39 PM »
I stand corrected.. there's ProCabber, they from Ballina and of course you have the Gemmasta brand from SA.

Looks like every man and his dog are bored outa their minds, there's a waiting period for both...everyone's cabbing!

Nope, still pretty sure I saw a QLD mob in my internet travels..will look some more.
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mehoose

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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 04:40:45 PM »
Where's Lortone made?

Anyway,, found the one from QLD, GEMSTAR Straight 8 Cabbing Machine.

I personally would always suggest to go for one that supplies fresh water from the top to each wheel instead of recycled from the drip tray.
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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 05:08:21 PM »
Mehouse  Lortone are made in America - Aussie Sapphire import and sell Lortone equipment.
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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 01:06:58 PM »
cheers pito.
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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2021, 07:18:56 AM »
Lapidary Slab Supplies based in Mackay Qld are worth a look for locally made cabbing machines.  They have a website but also on Facebook.


My CabKing (purchased from Aussie Sapphire and made in USA) did a great job for me but I'll be looking at local options when it's due to replace.


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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2021, 10:54:45 AM »
I've had a Robuilt Cabbing machine for about 20 years and have been satisfied with the job it does, the machines are made in Melbourne, the only thing I have had to do is recently replaced a bearing.

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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2021, 04:13:08 PM »
I stand corrected.. there's ProCabber, they from Ballina and of course you have the Gemmasta brand from SA.

Gemcuts from Ballina now make the Gemmasta machines - Shell-Lap sold out to them a while back.

Dont think they have the faceting machines up and going yet but making some cabbing machines.

Lortone make machines but we (and everyone else) have been having lots of trouble getting stock out of any USA suppliers - covid has hit them very hard over there.


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Leah
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Re: australian made Cabbing machines
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 01:22:41 PM »
Learn something new everyday. Thanks Leah.  :)
The last bit just beggars belief.
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