Tools Used for Stone Dressing

20+ Tools Used for Stone Dressing | With Images and Uses

In this article, we will discuss tools used for stone dressing.


  1. Introduction  

Stone dressing is the process of making stone smooth carried from quarries. The stone mined are rough in nature so it needs to be well dressed to use as a construction material. The stone of uneven shape and size are dressed well in this process.


  2. Tools Used for Stone Dressing  

The following tools are used for dressed stones:

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1. Spall HammerSpall HammerUsed for the rough dressing of stones.
2. Scrabbling HammerScrabbling HammerUsed for removing irregular bushings.
3. Mash HammerMash HammerUsed for the rough dressing of stones.
4. Wallers HammerWallers HammerUsed for removing spalls.
5. Club HammersClub HammersUsed to strike narrow-headed chisels.
6. MalletMalletUsed to strike mallet-headed chisels.
7. DummyDummyUsed for striking chisels for carving work.
8. GadGadUsed to split stones.
9. DragDragUsed to give drag finish.
10. Hand SawHand SawUses to cut soft stone.
11. Cross-cut sawCross-cut sawUsed to cut hard stone.
12. Frame sawFrame sawUsed to cut large blocks of stone.
13. Pitching toolPitching toolUsed to make a stone of required size.
14. Squaresquare toolUsed to set edges at right angles.
15. BoasterBoasterUsed to cut soft stones.
16. PunchPunchUsed for rough dressing.
17. PointPoint toolUsed for rough dressing for hard stone.
18. GougeGougeUsed to dress stones for cornices, string courses, etc.
19. Broad Tool (nicker)Broad ToolUsed to form chisel lines on the stone surface.
20. Wood handled chiselWood handled chiselUsed to dress soft stones.
21. Claw chiselClaw chiselUsed to dress hard stones.
22.Tooth chiselTooth chiselUsed to dress hard stones.
23. Drafting chiselDrafting chiselUsed for the fine dressing of stone.



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