We use a wide variety of tools to handle and shape stone blocks and slabs into finished articles. The basic tools for shaping the stone are a mallet, chisels, and a metal straight edge. Chisels come in a variety of sizes and shapes, dependent upon the function for which they are being used for. There are different chisels for different materials and sizes of material being worked, for removing large amounts of material and for putting a fine finish on the stone. The masonry trowel is used for the application of the mortar between and around the stones as they are set into place. Filling in the joints with mortar is referred to as pointing. Pointing in smaller joints can be accomplished using tuck pointers, pointing trowels, and margin trowels, among other tools. A masons hammer has a long thin head and is called a Punch Hammer. It would be used with a chisel or splitter for a variety of purposes. A walling hammer can be used in place of a hammer and chisel or pincher to produce rubble or pinnings or snecks. Today power tools such as compressed-air chisels, abrasive spinners and angle grinders are much used: these save time and money, but are hazardous and require just as much skill as the hand tools that they augment. Each Project in each area of the Tri State area has specific needs and may need concrete bricks of many different types. We assure you we can find what you need.
With top quality products Island Block and Masonry Supply is your premier supplier for all of your masonry supply needs within the tri state area.