INTRODUCING... A NEW MEMBER OF THE ULTRA TEC PRODUCT FAMILY -- The V5 CLASSIC FACETING MACHINE
The V5 Classic Faceting Machine
The V5 is an upgraded unit based on the proven architecture of the Ultra Tec design.
After evaluating the V5 during its testing phase, under "real world" conditions, professional faceter John Dyer's report was "FANTASTIC!!!" (the bold print and 3 exclamation points were his).
V5 Mast Close-up
** IF YOU ARE VISITING THE TUCSON SHOW THIS YEAR -- YOU CAN SEE THE V5 THERE -- details below...
The main upgrades...
Firm, virtual "no flex" performance, and double-fast adjusting
For years, the ULTRA TEC faceting machine's designation has been "V2". Over time, there were many upgrades, all in accordance with our rule that any upgrade could be retrofitted to any prior ULTRA TEC. That rule assures the customer of non-obsolescence. The V5 upgrades keep to that promise - but, reflecting the significance of the V5 upgrade, the faceting machine deserves a new designation, so, "V5".
The motivation for the V5? It grew from conversations and emails with faceters - several of them engineers and several faceting professionals, people who were happy with their V2 machines, but wished for some feature of improvement . It amounted to a "wish list". We listened.
* ULTRA TEC continues to offer V2's, in both analog and digital versions, both proven excellent machines. The new V5 is a machine that will draw attention from people who want extra speed, the no-flex performance, and the extra bit of immediate precision that the improved stability offers.
|PRICING OF THE V5
Order Code Description Price, (US$)
1607.5CDR ULTRA TEC V5 Classic Faceting Machine (digital) $ 4,880
1607.5MDR Ultra Tec V5 Mast only (digital) $ 3,720
Note: The Website Price List does not yet show the V5 - it will be included within a few days.
|A FEW THINGS TO THINK ABOUT REGARDING UPGRADES... FAQ
Q: Should I get the V5 Upgrade for my V2 Mast? Does it make sense?
A: It does if the front end of your Mast (see image below) is in good condition - and for most owners we know it is. The V5 Upgrade involves sending your Mast to the factory - trading in the old "back-end of the Mast" to be replaced with the V5 configuration (V5 components involved: Base, Post, brass Dovetail, double lead Leadscrew, Bifurcated Riser Block with two threaded bushings, Upper Bearing Support, Vertical Knob, Leadscrew Bearings, and Yoke Bearings if needed).
The V2 -to-V5 Mast Upgrade Price - $1,260.
Also remember: after the Upgrade is installed the Mast is calibrated. If you have need a calibration anyhow, the cost of that is avoided - it is free with this Upgrade. If your Mast is Blue anodized, understand that the V5 components will be anodized black - so an upgrade will produce a 2-color Mast.
Q: Would I be better getting a New Mast?
A: If your current Mast is not in great shape (but, of course, if your Base is OK). - or, if you just want to have the various "front-end" upgrades, you could get a new Mast. What are some of those upgrades - keyed Spindle, back-of-IG Block Dust Cap, machined Rocker, machined Angle Stop, fine-thread angle-adjustment, integrated design of Cheater Brackets...you can ask about those in detail, if you'd like.
If you do want a new Mast - and you have already installed a DAD - we will (at your instruction) install your DAD on the new Mast, and reduce its price by $500 (see below)...
The Ultra Tec V5 Mast only Price $ 3,720
The Ultra Tec V5 Mast only (with your own DAD) Price $ 3,220
|NEW DRIP TANK
With all of this attention given to the V5 Mast those eagle-eyes among you probably noticed that the V5 picture shows a new Drip Tank. The new Drip Tank has some nice features - machined construction, clear visibility of water level, positive machined-surface shut-off, stainless steel control rod (top-of-tank control), thumb-screw main position lock, stainless steel segmented hose allows direction of the coolant right to the lap surface - no atomization.
The Drip Tank is part of the V5 and V2 machines, and can be ordered as a spare part.
Drip Tank, Order Code: 1535.90 Price (each) - $ 108
Its Tucson Time Again...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Once again ULTRA TEC and our colleagues will be available for discussions and demonstrations of our equipment -- including the new V5 Classic Faceting Machine, and the Concave and Fantasy Faceting Machines.
Given that the many opportunites on offer, we have produced a guide of WHAT TO SEE & DO AT TUCSON 2012.
Please click below to download a copy to print out and take with you to Tucson.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR A PRINTABLE TUCSON GUIDE....
TUCSON GUIDE 2012
ULTRA TEC Guide to What to See and Do @ TUCSON 2012
Tucson Group Shot from 2010 on the Sierra Gems Booth
*** ULTRA TEC's Booth is in the TGMS (Tucson Gem & Mineral Show), Feb 9-10-11-12, Booth # 1206 (very close to the entrance to the show)
|Keynote Articles: Download Links Available
|Joe Rubin, ULTRA TEC President|
Our recent Keynote Articles continue to create a lot of buzz! They remain the 'Most Clicked On'
Features we've had in the SomeTimes Newsletter.
To make sure the material is available for interested faceters and the web-surfing public at large, we have produced PDF versions of the articles which can be downloaded at the following addresses.
Joe points out that "we are always on the look-out for new and exciting articles and information that we can share with the lapidary world." So, If any of you are interested in contributing designs, polishing recipes or even your faceting experiences -- we are always pleased to hear from you!
Recent KEYNOTES have included...
BUYING ROUGH -- by Lisa Elser
Can you make money faceting? -- by John Bailey
| Join Our Facebook Community -- Over 350 'LIKES' & growing everyday!
ULTRA TEC Faceting has a thriving community on FACEBOOK. Take a look at our page for interesting links and updates. If you are more of a a TWITTER'er, we are there too..
We welcome all our ULTRA TEC cousins as FANS -- your, pictures, videos, expereinces, comments and suggestions are always welcome!
Don't Forget to Click on the LIKE button to be added to the community.
Find Us on Facebook!