Stone masonry tools

12 Tools That Are Used in Stone Masonry Works

The masonry which involves use of stones in a consturction is called a stone masonry. Stone masonry work may not necessarily bring perfecection but help in improving 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 some tools you will need for working in stone masonry by hand.

The tools used in stone masonry are mostly same as used in brick masonry but there are some additional tools used as well.


Chisel is an important, and basic tool used for cutting stones. You will see a chisel accompaying every mason.


Mallet is wooden headed hammer used for wooden headed chisels.

Iron hammer

An iron hammer finds use for carving stones.


This is used for rough dressing of granite.

Spalling hammer

A spalling hammer 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.


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 are used for splitting the stones.


Saws are tools that need to be used for cutting with hands.

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