SwapTop 6" flat lap machine

SKU: 10680


The SwapTop 6″ flat lap machine is the most affordable, full-featured cabbing set up available on the market. Grind, shape and polish rocks and minerals to make free-form shapes and cabochons for necklaces, earrings, rings and other jewelry pieces. Create polished windows in glass marbles or beads. The SwapTop also makes the perfect workbench tool for cold glass workers and glass fusers, as it gives your glass projects smooth edges with a professional, finished look.

This 6″ model comes with an accessory kit that allows you to work right out of the box. With its unique low profile design, the SwapTop can be taken anywhere, but it will still pass muster on the workbench at home. A water-cooled system means no messy oil to clean up, and a faster RPM motor allows you to quickly finish the finest cabs possible.

Easily transform the SwapTop into a trim saw or shaper/grinder machine with optional accessories to make the SwapTop an all-in-one unit.

Important purchasing note

This is a 115 volt machine and is ONLY suitable for use in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan.

Non-U.S. customers

We are not responsible for any import duties or customs charges. Any such fees incurred to receive your package are not covered by us. Please consult your country's customs policy for more information.

  • Quiet and powerful direct drive DC motor with built in speed controller, delivering speeds up to 2,800 rpm
  • Machine housing is lightweight, rustproof and impact resistant, making it easy to travel with and very portable
  • No hassle product assembly; operation is user-friendly and straightforward
  • Change diamond discs in less than a minute
  • Convert into a trim saw and/or grinder/shaper with optional SwapTop conversion kits, eliminating the need to purchase a separate machine
Optional conversion kits available for the SwapTop
Machine specifications
  • Machine dimensions: 12" L X 10" W X 16" H
  • Machine weight: 9 lbs
  • Machine housing construction: High impact ABS housing
  • Machine arbor outer diameter: 1/2"
  • Fits any 6" laps with 1/2" arbor holes
Motor specifications
  • Motor type: Permanent magnet DC, rectified for AC use
  • Voltage: 115V (U.S. plug)
  • Maximum rpm: 2,800
  • Minimum rpm: 800
  • Motor torque: 48 oz-in (0.339 N-m)
  • Watts in: 245
  • Watts out: 154
  • Running current: <1A
  • Motor shaft outer diameter: 0.312" (5/16") stainless steel

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cecilia Sorrelman
All you will ever want in a flat lap machine!

I absolutely love my Inland 6” swap top lapidary flat lap machine! I have a big lapidary machine but since I got this machine from inland I use nothing else, inexpensive flat lap discs are easy to find and last ! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase, please bring these back to the public! I highly recommend this inland 6” swap top lapidary machine . Small , portable and has everything you need included! Thanks inland for such a great product!

sandy shed
Outstanding value and versatility!

I have literally made thousands of cabs with this machine. I also use it for glass. I have had mine for almost 20 years. It was the first machine that I bought as it was very affordable. I still use it almost daily to shape and finish opals. If you can only afford one machine, this is the one. Motors are now available as of 11/2/23!!

Sue Green
the best, bring it back!

I got many years of creative pleasure from my swap top. As a glassworker and a jewelry maker, this machine was perfect for my needs. When the motor finally gave out I was heartbroken that I couldn't replace it... please bring this gem back.

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