There are a number of faceting machines currently in production but most users agree that the Ultra Tec digital V5 Classic Faceting Machine is in a class of its own. I did a lot of research before purchasing mine but I wanted the best. I know I have it. I only started faceting when I acquired my V5 in December 2014 and am entirely self taught. My rise to competition standard and success is testament to the V5's ease of use and extreme accuracy.
Ultra Tec V5? No better. I love it!!
In 2016, less that two years after I started faceting, I won the UK Facet Cutters' Guild's Regular Competition with the stone on the right and a score of 96.2. In the same year I came second in the Open Competition with the stone on the left and a higher score, 98.69.
In 2017 I just came second in the Open with the stone in the middle and a score of 96.05. The winner scored 96.6, only 0.55 ahead.
Faceting is challenging, a joy and entirely attainable for everyone.
The Ultra Tec V5 Clasic Faceting Machine, simply the best!
My faceting bench
Download the V5 Owners' Manual here.
While I wanted to start my faceting career cutting traditional stones with flat facets, albeit to novel designs as well as to traditional ones, there has been a upsurge in interest in so-called fantasy cuts employing concave facets. Here again Ultra Tec produce the best machine for the job.
Fantasy cutting involves the use of a conventional flat facet machine. If you do not have an Ultra Tec you will need the V5 mast shown above or the VL mast shown below as the machine is supplied without one.
Fantasy stones by Ultra Tec users
New in 2020.
The ULTRA TEC VL Classic Faceting Machine
A new mast concept from Ultra Tec provides a more affordable option than the V5. The Ultra Tec VL Classic Faceting Machine is available with both analogue dials and with a digital angle display.
For full product information, manuals and a price list visit the Ultra Tec website www.ultratec-facet.com
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