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Slate Working Tools

For centuries slate has been used for roofing and siding and is one of the most durable and aesthetically attractive cladding products known to man. Slate requires specialty tools developed over hundreds of years of hands-on experience. Rapid Materials offers a full line of slate working tools from traditional slater’s hammers to modern punches and cutters.

Slate Working Tools

  • Freund Ultra Light Roofer's Hammer - German Made

    Freund Ultra Light Roofer’s Hammer – German Made 00114002

    $59.60
  • Freund Slater's Anvils

    Freund Slater’s Anvils – German Made

    $15.37 - $15.80
  • Freund Universal Pattern Slate Hammers

    Freund Universal Pattern Slate Hammers

    $90.03
  • Freund Forged Slate Ripper

    Freund Forged Blade Slate Rippers

    $53.07 - $58.64
  • Freund Slate Guillotine 00350000

    Freund Slate Guillotine 00350000 for Slate and Fiber Cement

    $711.00
  • Freund Hole Punch 00352000 for Slate Guillotine

    Freund Hole Punch 00352000 for Slate Guillotine

    $154.44
  • Freund Ergo Cut Natural Slate Cutters & Fiber Cement Snips without Hole Punch

    Freund Ergo Cut Natural Slate Cutters & Fiber Cement Snips

    $85.04 - $135.68
  • Freund Slate Hammer British Pattern

    Freund Slate Hammer British Pattern

    $109.32
  • Malco TurboShear TSNS1  Slate Cutter - Cut Natural Slate with Ease

    Malco TurboShear TSNS1 Slate Cutter – Cut Natural Slate with Ease

    $209.29
  • Freund Leather Handle Roofer's Hammer - German Made

    Freund Leather Handle Roofer’s Hammer – German Made

    $122.31
  • Freund Adjustable Guide for Slate Guillotine

    Freund Adjustable Guide for Slate Guillotine 00351000

    $59.96

Featured Tool

ESE First Stage Hand Seamer

  • Single lock hand seamer
  • Forms the first stage 90 degree bend
  • For hard to reach places
  • Use to start, finish or seam the entire roof
  • Unique leverage design
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Will not scratch or peel paint
  • For profiles that measure 1/2' across the top
  • Features brass jaws, with steel handles

Tool Videos

Malco J-Channel Cutter

David Trefzger demonstrates and reviews the performance of the Malco-J Channel Cutters in this Rapid Video. Malco J-Channel Cutters for vinyl siding are available in three standard sizes: 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4".

Snips: Traditional vs. Offset

There are a variety of snip styles you can use to cut sheet metal, but they are not all created equal. Take aviation snips for example; there are traditional aviation snips and offset aviation snips, but they have distinct differences.