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Friday, January 17, 2014

Hammers For Working Stone

Hammers of all types are collectible in their own right. There are more hammers for working stone than for any other trade. Here is a list of names from the USA and the UK, and there are more hammers and alternate names for hammers than I have here.

Bell hammer
Brass hammer
Bull set
Bush or bushing hammer
Chipping hammer
Double blade masons hammer
Facing hammer
Finishing hammer
Furrowing hammer
Hand hammer
Hand drill hammer
Mash hammer
Masons club hammer
Masons punch hammer
Mill pick
Mosaic hammer
Quarry hammer
Patent hammer
Rifter hammer
Rock hammer
Rock hammer, double edge
Rock hammer, single edge
Round hand hammer
Rubble hammer
Scotia hammer
Scottish dykers hammer
Scutch hammer
Slab splitter
Sledge hammer
Solid tooth bush hammer
Stone mason hammer
Stone setting hammer
Striking hammer
Toothed stone axe
Toothed stone hammer
Trimming hammer

YouTube Stone Hammer Types

Here are 2 current manufacturers of stone hammers:

Trow and Holden (Vermont, USA)
Rebit Stone Tools (Sweden)

1 comment:

  1. This is helpful blog for stone mason tools.Thanks for share different type of hammer.