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Macadam Hammer

Macadam Hammer

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Cutters owned their own kits- hammers, squares, gauges, and so on. Most companies provided the other tools such as, chisels,points, and other tools. The tools had to be sharpened a lot each day. The cutters were fussy about the handles on the hammers. A proper handle had the oil from their hands and hung just right. The handles were brushed with leather. The number and thickness of steels was varied depending on the degree of smoothness desired. This tool was used to work paving stone that needed a tolerance of 3/16 of an inch to fit together tightly.

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