Stonemasons Tools

  • Tungsten stonemason tools

    Tungsten stonemason tools

  • Stonemason tungsten tools

    Stonemason tungsten tools

  • Tungsten stonemason tools

    Tungsten stonemason tools

Stone Direct's Tungsten Tools are considered by masons all over the world to be the finest available on the market - we recommend 'em, we use 'em, we sell 'em!

Stonemasons Tools Available

  • Tungsten heavy duty tracer chisels 50mm width
  • Tungsten heavy duty pitching chisels 50mm width
  • Tungsten heavy duty point chisels
  • Hand splitting wedges and shim set (for splitting stone)

If you would like a tool we don't have listed, please ask. Get in touch.

Wedges and Shims (or plugs and feathers)

Most stone will split cleanly if the proper breaking technique is used. Wedges and shims have been used for eons in the stone industry, and are still among the most effective tools for splitting stone. Here's how to use them:

  1. Drill holes along your split line at least as deep as our wedges are long. For difficult splits, drill holes deeper and closer together. Your split line may be straight or curved.
  2. Insert wedges in sequence, firmly but without forcing. Wait a few minutes. Repeat until stone splits (clear the way!).

Hand Tools

Selecting the right size and type hand tool will save you time and money and give you better results. The right size tool will feel comfortable in your hand and allow complete contact of blade to stone; using the right type of tool will help prevent breakage and make your work more efficient. Remember, whatever chisel you use, make sure your first hit is a light hit. This will help "set" the tool and put the blade fully in contact with the stone. Three commonly used hand tools:

  • A hand tracer is used to split stone. Move your tracer back and forth along the split line, striking it until the stone splits. Hold it vertical to the stone.
  • Trim and square your stone by tipping your hand set slightly back onto its edge and striking along your line. When your blade becomes dull, turn and use the other edge.
  • Use a hand point to remove high spots by striking at different angles around the area to be removed. For granite or other hard stone hold the hand point vertically for the first strike. This tool is used for roughing out. Remember to trim the striking head and sharpen the blade regularly for safe and efficient use.