Hey there, First time buying a faceting machine. Im really into faceting but I don’t know which machine is good to buy from. Raytech is cheaper and looks pretty well rounded but the website seems….really dated. Is Westerngem still active? Is the site safe?
Also, where is the best place to buy a bunch of rough gems without getting scammed?
Buying a new Raytech Shaw machine is problematic. Westerngems seems only able to respond when buying expensive replacement parts, but I assume they will make a custom order for a new one if you are willing to wait. Very little available in US hand held machines, but some nice foreign ones are available. My advice would be to buy a used mast machine with a good reputation for servicing. Most rough gem dealers are honest and reliable. I wouldn’t go thru the social media sites but go directly to the various web sites.