Masonry in the greater Dublin area | Stone walls - Restoration - Conservation - Cladding

Stonemason Dublin | Wicklow |  Kildare. Contact Stone To Life.

For Hammers, Chisels and Stone Splitting Machinery

 

Churchtown Dublin: For the professional trades people or person looking to have equipment which will last the test of time.

Tungsten tip Chisels and high grade tungsten stone masonry Hammers

 

Contact: Matthew

Address: Churchtown Dublin 14.

Phone: 01 2984 230.

 

Stone Industry Supplies

The Green, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Supply throughout Ireland, the UK, and rest of the world. They provide new and used machinery, repaired parts and offer general expertise to stone processors and producers.

Ph: +353 57 8625556 or mobile: 085 8618446

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Dublin City: Specialist tools from the worlds leading manufacturers.

Need to buy Tools for Stone Masonry? Visit the Gough Store.

Based in Little Mary Street in Dublin 7, they carry all the tools you may need for working with either stone or wood - for the professional trades people and serious D.I.Y enthusiasts alike.

 

Tool suppliers for the stone industry in the UK / Ireland

If any of the above don't have what your looking for, these guys in the UK carry really nice chisels which come from the Swedish manufacturer Rebit

Website: Stone tool shop UK

 

Hammers

Stone is dressed using simple tools, some of which have been in use in the trade of stone masonry for centuries.

The main tool in the stone masons arsenal is a selection of 'club' hammers of various weights and sizes, depending on preference.

A hammer with a straight square face is optimal, as opposed to a curved or rounder hammer face, - as you can create a clean straight line on the stone.

This is especially noticeable when working on creating the cornerstone (as the name suggests, a right angled stone of 90 degrees, which has two faces, and with a straight line which separates the faces.)

 

Chisels    

Stonemason 'punch'


The next tool that is invaluable in shaping stone to the desired form are the chisels. Made from a high grade, specially hardened steel with a 'tungsten' tip. These are extremely tough chisels, and have excellent longevity. Two types most commonly used, 'pointer' or punch, and 'pitcher'.

(a) The pointer has a cylindrical pointed tungsten tip and is invaluable in removing unwanted lumps and bumps from the stone, which leaves a flat and smooth top and base enabling a very snug fit to the proceeding and former stone, thus creating a neat tight joint.
    
(b) The Pitcher: can largely be used in fusion with or instead of the straight edge hammer for dressing the stone face, creating a 'two tone' effect, and also for splitting the stone to a desired length or shape.

Also, one can use a con-saw for creating a very specific designs. An example of this is where one is used for constructing a archway over windows and doorways. It is also used for cutting certain sections of awkward stone to specific angels, as in the example of the left and right side of the stone fireplaces done in the sandstone and limestone in the gallery.

Call ~ Will 089 4790 305

If your undertaking a new build or restoration / conservation project, be it big or small, or if joints are failing and need to be re-pointed, we can help...

Contact

Stone to life

www.stonetolife.ie | Stonemason Dublin | Parkview Belarmine Stepaside Dublin 18.

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