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Stone Masonry Plugs and Feathers Wedges Hand Stone Splitter

Wedges & shims /plug & feathers 1. The Functions of Wedge Wedge is a kind of manual tools that uses manpower to impact the metal wedge into holes on stone, thereby split stone. It is mainly used in splitting cracked stone and arch stone which by utilizing a wedge set can be separated...

Wedges & shims /plug & feathers


1. The Functions of Wedge 
Wedge is a kind of manual tools that uses manpower to impact the metal wedge into holes on stone, thereby split stone. It is mainly used in splitting cracked stone and arch stone which by utilizing a wedge set can be separated into smaller or standard stone blocks. Wedge can also trim relative large and irregular stone blocks.


2. The Characteristics of Wedges & shims
  1.) Mainly rely on manpower, therefore labor intensive, and have difficult working conditions. 
  2.) Suitable for exposed ore, cranny-upgrowth efflorescence ore belt, particularly for naturally formed multi-free surfaces ores, and arch stones with one or two surfaces connected with original rock. Hence, wedge is a very effective and labor-saving tool, especially for mines applying small size of quarrying stone blocks.

  3.) Suitable for mining where lack of power, water supply.
  4.) Suitable for quarrying layered ores which are either horizontal or gently inclined, have layer depth around 1.5m. 
  5.) Can apply desegregation and separation of large stone blocks quarried through other methods. 
  6.) It is easy to handle with and maintains its value in mines of which have better rock fracturing performance and low mechanical level. However, the workload of leveling stone blocks is high which affect the finish rate.

 

3. Wedge and Shim sets

Generally speaking, 3 sets of wedge and shim are required for per foot of length of stone. The depth of drilled hole depends on the length of wedge. The following are types of wedge and shim sets.

 

4. Feature:

1. Most cost-effective tools for splitting stone.

2. The oldest and one of the best ways to split stone.

3. Our high quality wedge and feathers are made for splitting granite and other hard stones.



5. Specification

Length

Inch

2-1/2"

2-5/8"

2-3/4"

3"

3-3/8"

3-3/4"

4"

Inch

5"

6"

8"

12"

18"

24"

36"

48"

mm

64

67

70

76

86

95

100

mm

127

152

203

305

457

610

915

1220

Hole

Inch

3/8"

1/2"

5/8"

5/8"

3/4"

3/4"

7/8"

Inch

7/8"

1"

1-1/4"

1-3/8"

1-3/8"

1-1/2"

1-1/2"

1-1/2"

size

mm

9.5

13

16

16

19

19

22

mm

22

25

32

35

35

38

38

38

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