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changed career, where's best place for tools.

Postby Irishcone » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:38 pm

I've been walling this last 6 months but have only been using a steel chisel, flat pitcher (which I don't like) and a pencil like spike (which is great for horns) and now looking to upgrade with more tools. I'm wanting to buy a tungsten hammer, another pitcher but one that's not flat and maybe some other tools for now. I've been scrolling the net but wanting some recommendations from wallers on here before I buy.

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Re: changed career, where's best place for tools.

Postby david perry » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:55 pm

The DSWA sells most of what you need in the way of hammers and some other stuff. You can buy it on-line too.

Builders merchants normally sell a variety of chisels.

They'll be plenty of experienced wallers who tell you don't need a lot of fancy chisels and the like but that just comes with experience and confidence.

If you google 'stone cutting tools, or 'lettering chisels' you'll normally be directed to specialist retailers.

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Re: changed career, where's best place for tools.

Postby Shirley M Addy » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:13 pm

I use the following tools: Pennine walling hammer, lump hammer, onion hoe, splitter/nickel chisel, V-shaped chisel, scutch, ruler, spirit levels, mattock, spade, rebars and clamps.
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Re: changed career, where's best place for tools.

Postby david perry » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:52 pm

What is an onion hoe?? When I googled it I got references to garden hoes!!!
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Postby Shirley M Addy » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:16 pm

An onion hoe is a small hoe with a D-shaped blade and short shaft/handle. Once you've prepared the ground for the footings with your spade, It's brilliant for scraping small areas of the ground to accommodate a foundation stone precisely whilst holding the stone on its end with your other hand. It's great for making small indentations for wedge-shaped stones or those with troublesome lumps with an onion hoe. It was at walling competitions when I first noticed its use by some entrants whom I know to be certificated craftsmen.
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