Stone Carving Point Tool

Guidelines shown below are for the cutting edge angle.

Point tools generally use a sharper angle, in the lower end of the range. Also, point tools are typically ground with an overall convex grind.

Frequent sharpening is recommended to maintain the tool's shape, and is needed for safe performance of the tool.

General Guidelines
Material β Notes
Softer stone
(e.g., chalk, soapstone, & pumice)
25º - 35º
General stone
(e.g., limestone & marble)
30º - 40º
Harder Stone
(e.g., granite & basalt)
40º - 60º
Carbide inserts are usually embedded in the tips of these tools.


Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones