It is not only about the chisel – several words about tools for stone processing
The stone may remain untouched and be appreciated for its naturalness, while it decorates a meadow or a garden. However, many types of stones are subjected to processing and their shape and purpose are changed.
Tools for stone processing – types
Among tools for stone processing we can distinguish: Velcro polishing pads, grinding wheels for marble/granite, various diamond wheels, end milling cutters, machine and hand hole saws, profile cutters for centres and edge profilers, handles for Velcro polishing pads (soft and hard), tools for engraving on manually operated machines or other non-standard custom made tools.
Tools for stone processing – polishing
If we want to obtain a nice effect, the stone needs to be polished. Smooth surface often requires a long polishing process. This enables production of a good product, which is eligible for sale. Polishing is performed with such tools for stone processing as Velcro polishing pads. They operate on the principle of abrasive wheel attached to a drill. The drill set in motion causes the Velcro pad to move. The surfaces of the Velcro pad make the stone’s surface smooth. This technological process can be performed in both wet and dry conditions. The level of humidity depends on the type of stone and its susceptibility to processing.
Holes and tools for stone processing
Producing cuts and holes in stone is not a problem for a qualified craftsman. He can use special tools for stone processing such as milling cutters. Owing to their specificity it is possible to make holes and drillings in the stone, and at the same time to preserve its uniform structure. During such operation the stone doesn’t crack. This technology is an incredibly important solution during the creation of various complicated constructions or during installation of stone elements. It is not always possible to install the stone using the method of putting subsequent elements of stone on top of the other in order to attach the previous part.
Making inscriptions on the stone also requires the use of tools for stone processing. This option is especially important in stonemasonry companies, which specialize in the production of headstones. Often times the clients, apart from traditional letters, order sketches or images, so it is very important to have access to appropriate tools. All headstones are made of stone and using chisel has become a thing of the past!