What Kind of Stone Tool's Do You Have-Any Online Recources?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 25, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    Just wondering what the main handtools are that are most neccessary for doing stonework. Which one's do you guy's use or any good online recources you may know of for the stuff.
     
  2. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like Bon Tool, www.bontool.com, good tools and not too expensive (not cheap either).
    Trow and Holden has good tools, but seem to cost a little more.
    My most used tools are: 3 pound drilling hammer, regular 1 1/2" chisel, pitching tool, stone hammer (kinda wedge shaped sledge), and a standard bricklayer's hammer. I have lots of others but consider these to be the most necessary.
    Mine are all steel, but if you work with granite and other really hard stone it would be smart to pay the extra money for carbide tipped tools.
     
  3. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
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  4. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
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    a carbide tipped rock hammer, 2 pound hammer, block hammer 16oz, carbide chisels (buy the sets well worth it.) feather wedges. these are the minimum i have in my tool bag for stone work
     
  5. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
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    and that price tag is roughly $2K
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    hey thanks. just what i was looking for. so, any suggestions for ideal types of tools to work with sandstone's with?
     
  7. 4Russl5

    4Russl5 LawnSite Member
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    Trow & Holden
    The best tools for any stone you are working in.
     

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