Slate Working Tools
For centuries slate has been used for roofing and siding and is one of the most durable and aesthetically attractive cladding products known to man. Slate requires specialty tools developed over hundreds of years of hands-on experience. Rapid Materials offers a full line of slate working tools from traditional slater’s hammers to modern punches and cutters.
Slate Working Tools
Freund Slater’s Anvils – German Made$14.84 - $15.27
Freund Universal Pattern Slate Hammers$86.99
Freund Forged Blade Slate Rippers$51.78 - $56.66
Freund Slate Guillotine 00350000 for Slate and Fiber Cement$686.96
Freund Hole Punch 00352000 for Slate Guillotine$149.22
Freund Ergo Cut Natural Slate Cutters & Fiber Cement Snips$82.17 - $131.09
Freund Slate Hammer British Pattern$105.63
Malco TurboShear TSNS1 Slate Cutter – Cut Natural Slate with Ease$209.29
Freund Adjustable Guide for Slate Guillotine 00351000$57.93
ESE First Stage Hand Seamer
- Single lock hand seamer
- Forms the first stage 90 degree bend
- For hard to reach places
- Use to start, finish or seam the entire roof
- Unique leverage design
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Will not scratch or peel paint
- For profiles that measure 1/2' across the top
- Features brass jaws, with steel handles
Malco J-Channel Cutter
David Trefzger demonstrates and reviews the performance of the Malco-J Channel Cutters in this Rapid Video. Malco J-Channel Cutters for vinyl siding are available in three standard sizes: 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4".
Snips: Traditional vs. Offset
There are a variety of snip styles you can use to cut sheet metal, but they are not all created equal. Take aviation snips for example; there are traditional aviation snips and offset aviation snips, but they have distinct differences.
We pride ourselves on providing expert advice based on decades of professional field experience. Whether it’s choosing the right tool for the job or calculating the correct material requirements, our experts are available to serve you.
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