Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kraft Tool Co. 2014-15 Rockin Walls Workshop Sponsor, "Try Before You Buy"

Ron Meyer and Si Kraft established the Kraft Tool Co. in 1981. Thirty years later Kraft Tool Co. continues to maintain high standards of manufacturing only quality products make in the USA. As a trusted name in the hand tool industry, Kraft Tool is proud of the"Hand Krafted" workmanship attribute to every product. Our goal is simple: Maintain quality, provide good service and offer new innovative products. 

Kraft Tool's product line is manufactured for the Professional Craftsman. Our tools are created for everyday use by the professional stone masons, brick mason, cement finisher, asphalt paver, tile setter, plasterer or drywall craftsman.

3 lb Stone Mason Hammer  BL333 - 16" wood handle. Made in the USA. Made of forged and tempered steel. Great single hammer for breaking stones or splitting with the back end.  The wide front face give for good solid contact.  $78

In 2014 I saw this hammer in use at the  Willowbank School Event, Niagara Canada. Dean McLellan DSWA Master Stone Mason was hosting a competition for all the professionals. This hammer along with a Rock Hammer was the only tools being used. The workshop students also had their hands all over these. The photo above shows the hammers sitting on the Through Stones at lunch break. 

To see everything Kraft Tool Company has to offer visit their website Click Here

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Trow and Holden 2014-15 Rockin Walls Workshop Sponsor, "Try Before You Buy"


At Trow and Holden Company, we are proud to offer the highest quality and widest variety of stonecutting tools available anywhere. Since 1890, we at Trow and Holden have worked side-by-side with the highly skilled people who use our tools, refining their design, improving materials and processes and exploring new applications. Our long tradition of working closely with our customers is instrumental in keeping us innovative. The best designs come from the users of our tools and, because we make everything right here, we can respond quickly to a customer's particular need. It's not unusual for a tool we custom-fabricated to end up in our next catalog!

We manufacture a broad range of carbide-tipped hand tools and hammers used by stonemasons throughout the world as well as a complete line of very precise pneumatic tools and chisels for stone carving. Our company was among the very first to successfully use tungsten carbide tips on hand tool and hammer blades. Since then, we have continued to be at the forefront in carbide material development and still use only virgin powder, U.S. manufactured carbide in our products. All of our Hand Tools, Pneumatic Tools and Hammers are individually serial-numbered allowing us to record and keep track of the physical specifications, purchase information and performance of every tool we make.

From forging and forming to heat treatment and finish grinding, all of our tools are made on the same site in Barre, Vermont where they have been manufactured for over 123 years. All of our employees complete a four-year apprenticeship in tool making -- we like to say that our tools are "made by artisans for artisans".

Whether it's stonecutting hammers, carbide hand tools or precision pneumatic carving tools, Trow and Holden Co. will strive to continue to lead the industry in design and materials innovation. Our roots are in the Barre,Vermont granite industry and we know hard stone. 

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding any of our products, don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-451-4349. And, feel free to visit our factory, weekdays from 8am-4pm. We'd love to show you around and will do our best to help you choose the right tool for your purpose.

Made for striking stone only, should not be used to hit another hammer, nor be hit by another hammer. One end is a splitting blade for breaking stone, the other end is for trimming and can be provided with either a flat or concave face.

4 lb  Mash Hammer $94.00 w/16"Wood Handle $8.00

Two of most popular hammers are now available with carbide on all edges, so you can use them longer with less regrinding. When the edges eventually dull, turn it over on the handle for 2 more fresh edges. It works equally well for right or left hand use. Resharpening is easy on small grinders with 6" or 8" diameter silicon carbide wheels.

2 lb w/Carbide Blade & Back Edges $138.00, 16" Wood handle $8.00, 13" Fiberglass smooth grip $15.00, 13" Fiberglass cushion grip $17.00

2 1/2 lb w/ Concave Carbide Edges on all 4 sides $181.00, 16" Wood handle $8.00, 13" Fiberglass smooth grip $15.00, 13" Fiberglass cushion grip $17.00

For years we have been installing carbide tips onto our customer's brick mason hammers. We are now proud to offer two sizes of VAUGHN hammers with carbide-tipped blades. In addition, a carbide flat head (for trimming edges) or a carbide bushing head (for leveling or texturing) are available in both sizes. Wood handle included.

1 lb Carbide Blade and Flat Carbide Head $115. 

To see everything Trow and Holden has to offer visit their website Click Here

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bon Tool Co. 2014-15 Rockin Walls Workshop Sponsor, "Try Before You Buy"

Rockin Walls is happy to announce Bon Tools Company as a proud Sponsor of "Try Before You Buy".  Rockin Walls Dry Stone Workshops are the first in the USA to offer a great program to participants. Giving hands on opportunity to see what fits them the best. Helping wallers in shaping their future one stone at a time.

Over more than five decades Bon has grown to be a global leader in the manufacture of tools for the professional building trades. With a firm commitment to provide the best value and to maintain the highest standards of workmanship and customer care, Bon remains a trusted source in the industry.

Bon has distribution outlets in all 50 states and around the world. For additional information call our sales department at 800-444-7060 or browse Bon’s product line of more than 5,000 tools at

Great for Flat work, or setting foundation stones firm into earth

Color Code: Blue

Thank you Bon Tools for your loaner hammer support.

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4430 Gibsonia Rd.Gibsonia, PA 15044 Phone: (724) 443-7080 FAX: (724) 443-7090

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FREE Fire Pit Workshop Oct 18th @ Balducci Stone Yard

Come Join me Mark Jurus at Rocktober Open House Event is this Saturday, Oct 18 at 12pm rain or shine @ Balducci Stone Yard! I'll be teach everyone how to construct their very own dry laid stone fire pit. 

I'll be on hand  to answer any questions regarding your hardscape projects! 

If our a professional in the industry please stop out to learn more about Dry Laid Stone workshops. I will also be bring my Sponsors: Bon Tool and Trow and Holden Hammers for folks to "Try Before You Buy" 

See you on Saturday!!

Balducci Stone Yard
18159 Susquehanna Trail South, New Freedom, PA 17349. 

Right on York Road about a block north from Maryland Fire Dept

Also be sure to ask for a Bon Tool $15 dollar off Rockin Walls Coupon on your purchase over $50. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 11-12 Dry Stack Stone Workshop - Amazing!

October 11 - 12  Columbus Day weekend Was a 2 day hit!! Stay tuned for photos and a blog to follow in the next week. I wish to thank the 6 participants, and our sponsors Bon Tool and Trow & Holden their support in our success. 

Blogs and photos to come in the next week! Come join us for the November 8-9 workshop.

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