Cutting Services

Cutting natural stone involves the process of shaping and separating the stone into desired dimensions or shapes. The cutting methods and tools used depend on the type of stone, its thickness, and the specific requirements of the project.

Cutting Methods

  • Measurement and Layout: Accurate measurements are taken to determine the dimensions and shape of the stone pieces required. Templates or markings are created on the stone surface to guide the cutting process.
  • Manual Hand Tools: For smaller or more intricate cuts, manual hand tools may be used. These tools include:
    1. Masonry Saw: Masonry saws feature a diamond-tipped blade specifically designed for cutting stone. These handheld or table-mounted saws can be used for straight or curved cuts on thinner stone pieces.
    2. Nippers: Nippers are handheld tools with sharp, biting jaws. They are used to trim or shape small pieces of stone by gradually biting off small sections along the marked lines.
  • Power Tools: Power tools are commonly used for cutting larger or thicker pieces of stone. The most common power tools for stone cutting include:
    1. Bridge Saw: A bridge saw is a large, stationary saw commonly used in stone fabrication shops. It features a diamond-tipped blade suspended above a stationary stone surface. The stone is moved across the saw to make straight cuts.
    2. Angle Grinder: An angle grinder equipped with a diamond blade can be used for smaller cuts or shaping stone. It allows for flexibility and maneuverability when working on various parts of the stone.
    3. Waterjet Cutting: Waterjet cutting uses a high-pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive particles (e.g., garnet) to cut through the stone. It is suitable for intricate or detailed cuts and provides precise results.
  • CNC Machinery: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are used for more complex or precise cutting requirements. These machines use digital designs to guide the cutting process, allowing for intricate shapes and patterns.