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B&I mfg

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Claude Flom
Re: B&I mfg
June 27, 2006 05:38PM

I just received a 10" from a surplus store in fairly poor condition. Looks like it is missing some parts. I would like a copy of the manual, also, and would be very happy to pay for copying and shipping or for a scanned copy. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Re: B&I mfg
July 08, 2006 07:07PM
I also would like to obtain a manual for a GemMaker 10". Thanks for your attention.
Re: B&I mfg
July 29, 2006 06:46PM
Did ever find a manual for the 10" B&I gem maker?
If so where?
Can you copy and sell copy?
As you have guessed I have one and did a manual.
alex paavola
Re: B&I mfg/Craftsman
August 28, 2006 05:11PM
if a pdf or other online manual for the 6" machine was availible I would be very greatful if you could email it my way. : ) thanks
Re: B&I mfg
October 24, 2006 01:25AM
George Wrote:-----------------
> B&I gem makers were around in the late 60's to the
> early 70's.I have several of these machines in
> both 6" and 10".I have manuals for both.If you are
> interested in a copy email me using the above
> subject title.But I need to know if it is the 6 or
> 10".Take a measurment from the center of the arbor
> where the wheels go on to the shortest distance to
> the outer case. George....

Hi- I just purchased a used 6" gem maker- looks to have some parts missing- Does any one know if parts are available anywhere? Would it be possible to obtain a mnaual- I am new to this hobby. Thanks
MY Address Catherine Sapriken, 101 Chilcotin Rd. West, Lethbridge Ab T1K 7L8
Re: B&I mfg
October 25, 2006 02:24PM
Hi George- I have recently obtained a 6" B&I Gemmaker- I don't think all of the parts sre with it. I am willing to purchase a copy of a manual from you if you have one. It looks to be a sturdy piece of equipment and having an original working diagram would be helpful in restoring it to working order. I am new to the hobby and would appreciate any help you could give me. - please email me a cost for a manual - many thanks- Catherine
Re: B&I mfg
November 06, 2006 06:33PM
Well it seems that I too am in the same situaton as I am in need of that manual for a six incher !!!

any help will be appreciated,


scott bolshazy
Re: B&I mfg
May 18, 2007 07:54PM
I would love an ecopy or I will pay for a hard copy.

Please send to 343 gana ct. Henderson NV 89014
Include amount and return address so I can reimburse you for time and effort!

Thanks a million carats!
Mark Abrams
Please Help? What is this machine
June 16, 2007 04:18PM
I bought this at an auction (I don't know why). The auctioneer had no idea, called it a "thing". Can anyone tell what it is for, does it look complete, usable? Thanks and sorry to be such an ignoramus....
Marge K.
Re: B&I mfg
June 28, 2007 03:30AM
I have acquired a 6" Gem Maker in pretty good condition, but of course, missing the manual.

George, or any other lucky owner of a manual: if you still are willing to make copies, I'd love one. Please contact me and let me know what I owe you for the pdf file, your time, copies & shipping or whatever!

Thanks much.

Marge K.
russell jardine
Re: B&I mfg
July 14, 2007 03:42PM
looking for rock scoops made by B&I MFG
request for b&i gem maker 10" manual
July 19, 2007 03:17AM
dear sir;

thank you for posting the information about the b&i gem maker. i have a 10" unit and would love to have a user manual for it.

if you can provide a manual please let me know. i can receive fax, email and pdf. files.


Rick Villiger
Re: B&I mfg
August 03, 2007 09:03PM
Would it be possible to obtain the manual for the 6" Gem Maker from you.

Please let me know any fees associated.


Gary Powers
Re: B&I mfg
August 04, 2007 06:06PM
I have a B. & I. Gem Maker that measures 6 in. from the arbor to the case. I am in need of a copy of the manual. An electronic copy would be great or a hard copy ether one. Will gladly pay for any expenses to reimburse your time and efforts.
My mailing address is Gary Powers - 82280 Hat Rock Rd. - Hermiston, Oregon 97838. e-mail is
Re: B&I mfg
August 25, 2007 10:39PM
Hey George, Just wanted to say that I don't have a Gem Maker. So I won't be needing the 6" or the 10" manual.........Terry (Kentucky)
Re: B&I mfg
September 06, 2007 04:32AM
I was recently given a 10" B&I Gem Maker. It still runs ok and even has the facetor attachment and the instructions. It doesn't look like any dops came with it though... and they would have to be VERY thin to fit in the armature. Does this mesh with other folks experience? Also, the instructions indicate that the facetor head can be placed in the same slot used for the sawblade attachment... but I'm still not sure about that.

Any feedback is appreciated.
-Ryan Greensboro, NC jbosley(at) replace (at) with the appropriate character.
Kenneth McLemore
Re: B&I mfg
October 12, 2007 11:50PM
I also have a 6inch Gem Maker that I have had for many years. I have lost the manual.Would it be possible to email a copy to me.
Dan Dunlap
Re: B&I mfg
October 26, 2007 03:02AM
We have a 6 in Gem Maker that our duaghter gots us. The problem is we have not been able to find a manual for it. We saw your message and would appreciate being able to get a copy. Let us know if there is a cost or what we can do for you. Thank you Dan and Pat Dunlap
Larry Whaley
Re: B&I mfg
October 26, 2007 04:40PM
Jim Wrote:
> Does anyone know what happened to B&I?
> What years were they around?
> Thank you!

I would reall apricate a copy ot the manual you have for 10 in will gladly pay for copy and postage Thanks Larry.
Re: B&I mfg
October 31, 2007 05:48PM
Help me, Help me ! I need the manual for 6" CRAFTSMAN by B&I. It runs great, has a new wheel but I need instructions. Please advise of cost and I'll pay by Pay Pal, check, MO or whatever.

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