Stone working with grinders

A master in all classes.

Stone finishing

The FLEX range for professional working on natural and artificial stone

Stone is a law unto itself. It has its own properties and sensitivities. Experts such as stonemasons, stone sculptors, horticulturists and landscapers know this. That's why they work natural and artificial stone with FLEX machines and accessories. Because FLEX sets the standard with everything from wet grinders to stone cutters to bushhammers. That applies both in terms of robustness and reliability as well as in handling and ease of maintenance.

Stone working with FLEX grinders

Polishing stones

Polishing natural stone with grinders

The FLEX wet stone polishers, with and without variable speed and with a plug for an isolating transformer or PRCD switch, offer companies working with stone and natural stone maximum removal performance and the best surface quality for professional stone working. These wet stone polishers also impress with their flexibility, simple operation and precise guidance during grinding. They can also be used in renovation work.

Grinders for stone working

  • LE 12-3 100 WET

    1150 watt wet stone polisher with variable speed, plug for isolating transformer, 115 mm

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  • LE 12-3 100 WET, PRCD

    1150 watt wet stone polisher with variable speed, with GFCI circuit breaker, 115 mm

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  • L 12-3 100 WET

    1150 watt wet stone polisher with plug for isolating transformer, 115 mm

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  • L 12-3 100 WET, PRCD

    1150 watt wet stone polisher with GFCI circuit breaker, 115 mm

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  • LW 1202 N

    1600 watt wet stone polisher with plug for isolating transformer, 130 mm

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  • LW 1202 SN, PRCD

    1600 watt wet stone polisher with GFCI circuit breaker, 130 mm

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  • LG 1704 VR

    1500 watt grinder without extraction, 180 mm

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Tool for stone working

Diamond stone cutter

For wet cuts and mitre cuts

Cutting stone cleanly and precisely or making perfect mitre cuts in the 0 - 45° range - all of that is easy with the FLEX diamond stone cutter. The cutting depth setting of 0 - 60 mm allows for example perfect water drip edges and water channels to be created in window sills or stair treads.

Bushhammers

Roughening work can be done quickly and precisely. Thanks to the 60 aggressive carbide tips, that's no problem with the FLEX bushhammer. The working width is adjustable in three steps and the fence can be infinitely adjusted for extremely precise work on a stone edge.

Wall chasers

Working on a stone wall with a wall chaser

The FLEX wall chaser is ideally suited for cutting grooves in masonry. It features tool-free depth-of-cut adjustment and a slot breaker for easy removal of the remaining material. Chases two parallel slots up to 35 mm deep and 30 mm wide with pull-cutting and push-cutting.

FAQ

What are the job profiles in stone working?

Natural stone technician

Natural stones, such as sandstone or marble, are worked by natural stone technicians using appropriate tools into things such as slabs, façades, columns or gravestones. For example to produce tiles from natural stone, natural stone technicians separate blocks of stone into sections and cut them to size. The edges and surfaces are then finished. This means that the tasks involved also include natural stone grinding and natural stone polishing. Natural stone working is done both mechanically and manually, for example when adding lettering or decorative features.

Stonemason and stone sculptor

Stonemasonry is one of the oldest professions. One of the tasks of stonemasons and stone sculptors is to shape artificial and natural stone - an extremely resistant material - into the required shape using the right tools. Whether making gravestones, restoring a monument or making floors, stonemasons and stone sculptors are the experts when it comes to working with stone. Typical stonemasonry work also includes creating walls or staircases, and typical stone sculpture work involves making sculptures either manually or mechanically.

How can you work on stone?

Natural stone (marble, granite, sandstone) or artificial stone can be worked on either manually or mechanically using a variety of tools. Tools used for working on stone include angle grinders, wet circular saws and special band saws. The job involves stone sawing, for example marble sawing or granite sawing. Drilling is also part of the process, e.g. using a core drilling unit or blind hole drilling machine. The jobs involved include natural stone drilling, granite drilling and marble drilling. Stone can also be ground or polished with a wet grinder, examples being polishing marble or polishing granite. Milling natural stone is another method of working on stone, as is working on it with a hammer and chisel.

Which tools are needed for stone working?

Tools such as mallets and chisels are required for working on stone. These are used for jobs in which the materials are worked manually. But electrical machines are also needed. Besides pneumatic hammers, these include special saws with diamond saw blades, bushhammers, angle grinders, milling cutters, stone drills and grinders for stone.

Stones have different properties, which is why different machines are used depending on the stone and the type of work involved. For example, different tools are needed for working sandstone than are required to work with artificial stone. The tools used also depend on which products are to be made from the stone.

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