Great discussion gentlemen. Every faceter needs to learn how to use the cheater to rotate the stone left to right and how to cheat top to bottom. Word of caution though. The cheater should only be used very sparingly. It should not be relied on to polish every facet.
A post script to the discussion: when you are finally finished and have removed your stone from the quill, don’t forget to reset the cheater back to “0”. Facetron has very little play, left to right with it’s rotational cheater. If you forget to reset it back to “0” before beginning a new stone you may be out of luck if you need to use it on the next stone.
Mitchell Jewelry Studio