SwapTop 6″ flat lap machine

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SwapTop 6″ flat lap machine


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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. Available in 6″ models only and comes with an accessory kit that allows you to work right out of the box.

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The SwapTop 6″ flat lap machine is affordable, portable, and easy to use. 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, which transforms the SwapTop into an all-in-one unit.

IMPORTANT PURCHASING NOTE:  This is a 115V machine and is only suitable for use in USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

Key features

  • 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 straight forward
  • Diamond disc changes take less than a minute
  • Has the ability to convert into a trim saw and/or grinder/shaper with optional SwapTop conversion kits, eliminating the need to purchase a separate machine


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 (US 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

Optional conversion kits available for the SwapTop


Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 11 x 8in