When stone is used in the construction, the masonry is called stone masonry. Stone masonry work may not necessarily make perfect but will improve the results. There are quite a few tools that perform a wide variety of tasks leading to beautiful stone masonry results. There are also air-powered, pneumatic tools that make the tasks faster and easier. Here are the tools you will need for working in natural stone masonry by hand.

1. Tools are Used in Stone Masonry Works

The tools used in stone masonry are mostly same as brick masonry but in addition some more tools are used which are as under:-

  • Chisel

It is used for cutting stones.

  • Mallet

It is wooden headed hammer used for wooden headed chisels.

  • Iron hammer

It is used for carving stones.

  • Pick

This is used for rough dressing of granite.

  • Spalling hammer

This is used for rough dressing of stones in quarry.

  • Claw tool

This is an edge with number of teeth 3mm to 9mm in width. It is used for dressing the surface of stones.

  • Pitching tool

It is used for reducing in size of stones.

  • Jumpers

These are used for making holes in the stones.

  • Wedge and feathers

These are small conical wedges and curved plates. They are used for cutting the stones after they have been bored with jumper.

  •  Natural bed of stone

It is the term applied to the original position occupied by the stone during its formation.

  • Gads

These are used for splitting the stones.

  • Saws

These are used for cutting stones with hands.

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