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Tool Guide: Focus on Stone Busters

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE NOT MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
Most hammers are NOT intended to hit other hammers.  The steel is hardened too much, and doing so can cause the hammer heads to break or shatter,  sending shards of steel flying at you.  These Stone Busters are intended to be used this way safely.  Do not use the techniques shown in this video with other hammers.

When it comes to choosing and using stone busters, these versatile, powerful hammers can be used with great accuracy. Always removing the worry about hitting your hand again with these hammers.

Instructor Brian Post shows how the Trow and Holden Stone Buster Hammers can be used to do all kinds of trimming and shaping on some Vermont fieldstone. He finds approximately 80% of the shaping he does when working fieldstone is done with these stone buster hammers. Demonstrating how the Trow and Holden Stone Buster Hammers can be used to do all kinds of trimming and shaping on some Vermont fieldstone, Brian provides some important insight on there use in the video below.

One 2lb Horizontal Stone Buster and One 2lb Vertical Stone Buster

One 4lb Horizontal Stone Buster and One 4lb Vertical Stone Buster

With a Stone Buster in each hand you can quickly and precisely shape stone. When working with field stone or granite these hammers are your indispensable best friends.  Place on the stone and with the other allows precision with a powerful blow. Tends to direct break deeper into stone with less chance of it flaking off small pieces. Stone busters can also be used to strike stones or other tools with the back end.

Our Intro to Stone Shaping workshops provide an opportunity to get a good working  knowledge of how to use these hammers and techniques.  For a complete listing of  these workshops and registration link ,  you can look here:  Intro to Stone Shaping workshops

Registration for our complete upcoming 2023 Workshop season or perhaps working on those skills you learned from attending workshops in the next couple of months of 2022.