Low speed diamond wheel saw


The Model 650 Low Speed Diamond Wheel Saw is a compact, multipurpose, precision saw designed to cut a wide variety of materials with minimal subsurface damage.

It's low speed makes it possible to cut fragile materials that would otherwise fracture and soft materials that would load the diamond wheel on a higher speed saw.


Model 650 Low Speed Diamond Wheel Saw

Delivery includes:

  • Single Axis Goniometer (includes sample mounting plate kit)
  • Double Clamp Holder
  • Diamond Wheel (4" diameter)
  • Abrasive Wheel (Aluminum Oxide, 4" diameter)
  • Abrasive Wheel (Silicon Carbide, 3" diameter)
  • Water soluble coolant, 1 quart Silicon
  • Carbide Dressing Stick
  • Mounting Wax Samples - Includes MWH 135, MWH 080, MWM 070, and MWS 052 wax
  • Cutting weight, 200 grams
  • Cutting weight, 100 grams (mounted on unit)
  • Allen wrench set, 1/16 thru 3/16
  • Specimen mounting plate kit #1
  • Plastic Splash Guard
  • 2.40" Support Collars (qty 2)
  • 1.87" Support Collars (qty 2)
  • 1.37" Support Collars (qty 2)
  • O-Ring, 1.484 ID x 1.762 OD x .139 thk (qty 2)
  • Spacer, wheel, .75" (mounted on unit)
  • Lock, work table (mounted on unit) Lock, blade holder (mounted on unit) 1 or 25mm Micrometer


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Optional accessories

Single-Axis Goniometer
Single-Axis Goniometer -The Model 65001 has a graduated scale with a 0.2° vernier and can be rotated 360°. This rotational capability makes it ideal for precisely slicing single crystals. The sample is mounted to a block using a low melting point wax and the block is subsequently clamped into the Model 65001. Wax mounting of the sample ensures that the cut piece will remain attached to the holder and will not be damaged by falling after being cut.
Double Clamp Sample Holder
Double Clamp Sample Holder - The Model 65003 is a clamp type holder designed to clamp both ends of a round or rectangular rod while cutting between the two clamped positions. The Model 65003 can also be used as a single clamp holder to hold encapsulated metallurgical samples up to 1.25" in diameter.
Petrographic Sample Holder
This Model 65004 Petrographic Sample Holder uses vacuum to hold 1 in. x 2 in. petrographic microscope slide with a petrographic sample cemented to it. The sample can be aligned with the diamond wheel on the Model 650 to cut a thin sample.
2-Axis Goniometer
2-Axis Goniometer - When the Model 65005 is used with the vernier on the Model 650, the combination is a 2-axis Goniometer.
Track mount
The Model 65011 track mount is for holding Model 65005 2-axis Goniometer for x-ray or optical orientation.
Vise Holder
The Model 65006 Vise Holder is used for holding odd shaped samples that can be held with a vise.
 Right Angle Holder
The Model 65007 Right Angle Holder for holding sample at right-angles to wheel, using the same mounting blocks that are used on Models 147, 150, and 155 lapping fixtures (or any mounting block that has an 8-32 thread).
Dressing Stick Holder
The Model 65012 Dressing Stick Holder is used to rigidly hold dressing stick when moving it into the diamond wheel to expose fresh diamonds, instead of risking damage to the wheel when holding it by hand.
Sample Rotation System
Model 65014 Sample Rotation System
Ball Joint Work Arm
Model 65016 Ball Joint Work Arm
Bone Chuck Holder
Model 65017 Bone Chuck Holder (For holding irregular shaped parts)
Right Angle Bone Chuck Holder
Model 65018 Right Angle Bone Chuck Holder (For holding irregular shaped parts)
Adjustable Right Angle Bone Chuck Holder
Model 65019 Adjustable Right Angle Bone Chuck Holder (For holding irregular shaped parts)
Sample Alignment Microscope
The Model 65040 Sample Alignment Microscope is used to align where a cut is to be made using a monocular microscope with a 4 in. working distance and cross hairs.