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  • This small Specimen Trimmer has a 6.3 cm clearance between chisels and convenient open construction. Attractive chrome finish; comes in a neat box with a place for everything and everything in its place (just like we all need!). All trimmers are tested before shipping. Extra cutters, including micromount chisels, can be purchased separately for $12 each.
  • For deep cleaning of minerals, jewelry, fossils, removal of polishing oxides from cracks after polishing jobs...you name it. These water-guns are as powerful as water-guns get and much less expensive from us due to our buying them in volume. Parts are available at short notice. Adjustable head: jet or spray to suit the work you are handling. We ship worldwide: please specify voltage. Rough handling including uninterrupted use to the point of overheating, or dropping it voids the 30 day warranty. In normal use it lasts a long time. We stock only the 220V units as the much less expensive 110V units are easy for anyone to get. We check all water guns physically and electrically to make sure they are in good condition before shipping and we return those that do not pass our tests. All of our water-guns are NEW (not refurbished). A water gun can easily pay for itself in a half a day in terms of the improvement of mineral specimens. Consider buying a spare nozzle in case it gets clogged with some particle from the water or metal from the mechanism. $25 if bought with the gun, $32 if separately. 220 Volt Units
  • The very versatile 3UVP lamp from UVP having SW, LW and Midrange. The unit is 8-watt. The 3 wavelengths are easily selectable by turning the switch and the midrange provides useful information regarding minerals that glow particularly well in it (like some scheelite fluoresces RED in it!). Our UV lights are less expensive than if you buy it directly from UVP due to our volume purchasing. The three wavelengths in the same unit are:
    1. Short Wave or 254nm
    2. Midrange or 302nm
    3. Long Wave or 366nm
    The lamp is operated from 110 volt supply. We have found such lamps to be dependable and extremely useful.
    • Convenient "One Touch" or "Single Handle Operation": Turn, Pump, Release
    • Rock to be trimmed must fit the 20 cm (8 in) horizontal space
    • Hydraulic unit is on top rather than below, prevents rock debris falling into seals and causing hydraulic fluid leakage
    • 3 ton capacity
    • Total height 35 cm (14 in)
    • Total weight 12 kg (28 lbs)
    • Max distance between chisels 11 cm
    • Extra chisels available
    Trimmers will last years or decades if used properly, but should not be overloaded or they will fail even when new. As a result of the possibility of this kind of misuse they carry no warranty whatsoever! (Someone destroyed a new trimmer by holding a competition of who can crack the hardest rock, this was in a college where the department came up with funds!). Trimmers are designed to trim mineral specimens not cantaloupe-sized pieces of rock. If a stone is too large use the tile saw first. All trimmers are tested before shipping.