In this section we tried to collect all the tools and consumables that are used for amber processing and are presented on our website, to present it to you in a convenient form, sorted by purpose, than to cut, how to polish, how to obtain amber beads, machines used for processing amber and so on.
Sawing of amber
For cutting amber use diamond-coated discs. Below is a summary table of drives suitable for this purpose. The thinner the disc the thinner the cut, the less raw material becomes dust.
As not expensive, and very practical option – to cut amber with a tile cutter by setting it below the presented disc, there are different sizes for different tile cutters.
Machines for cutting amber
Here are presented machines that are well suited for cutting amber. We also have versatile multifunctional machines about them, we’ll talk just below.
For rough machining of the billet and giving it its original form, they are polished on diamond-coated discs, some cut-off diamond wheels which are presented above, and have a broad diamond layer, can perform two functions at once
Making balls, beads from amber.
There are a lot of ways and devices for obtaining beads from amber, here we will consider some of them, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
Making spheres with the help of special spherical drills – crowns.
Sufficiently affordable, and a simple way of making beads, pre-ground billets are brought with the help of crowns, periodically wetting them.
Another way, the use of disks with a concave spherical profile
Crowns are also for other forms.
Drilling beads from amber.
There are two options: drilling with a specialized machine tool or buying a vice for beads and installing them on a drilling machine
Universal machines for processing amber.
Turning of amber.
You can get beads of different shapes with the help of special turning tools