Ultra Tec has made heavy use use of testimonials. There's
nothing wrong with them - we have a
bulging file of complimentary statements from Ultra Tec users
(in the computer, a "bulging" file is pretty painless), set
aside for use "some day". But now, one has come along that we
truly prize - from award winning gem artist Lew Wackler -- and
we offer it, below. Lew Wackler visited the Ultra Tec booth in
Tucson. We hadn't seen him for years. Somehow, in the busyness
of Tucson, our paths hadn't crossed. But, there he was.
He came over and said "Remember me?". Joe immediately said
"Lew Wackler!" The conversation quickly turned to reminiscing
about earlier days.
Besides the friendly visit, Lew, who had his booth elsewhere in
Tucson, said he'd read about the Digital Angle Display (DAD) and
he wanted to see it, real world. He looked at it - tried it -
and It resulted in a decision for him to send back his Ultra Tec
Mast and have the DAD installed.
The Mast arrived at Ultra Tec a few weeks later, with this
...It was just great to see you again in Tucson. As usual have
something to tempt me and other gem cutters. Needless to say
your new gem carving machine looks fantastic. ...
I want to ... tell you about this old mast and machine. I bought
it ...in the middle 1970s. At that time I had no idea what I was
getting as I was just starting to facet. The machine has been
a tried and true friend and really doesn't owe me anything any
I've spent literally years in front of it. If I had to
estimate, I'd bet that I have produced ...2 million dollars
worth of cut gems ...
I must admit Joe that through the years I haven't always been
true to my Ultra Tec. Through the years I tried other faceting
machines. But, none of them stayed in my shop for long - they
compared poorly to my Ultra Tec, which offers a great balance
of accuracy, ergonomics, and durability. I teach private master
gem cutting classes a couple of times a year, and I even have
consulted worldwide. I recommend Ultra Tec, and when asked
why I prefer you equipment above others I compare Faceting
Machines to cars. Some are like Model A Fords, another is like
a Humvee, another like a old 50's Chevy....To me, Ultra Tec is
like a Corvette -- fast, responsive, versatile -- easy to use in
And to top it off this will be the first time it's going back to
the factory in 35 plus years! Surprisingly durable.
So send her back quickly...
A.G.T.A. Spectrum Awards First Place Winner
172 ct. Citrine Fantasy Cut
Multiple gem cutting techniques