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

Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones

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Remember : The goal of sharpening is to produce sharp tools, and these tools can injure you if mishandled. Safety measures should be followed to protect yourself and those in your shop. Be sure to read and follow all instructions from the manufacturer, and and utilize proper safety equipment. Never consume alcohol or anything that could impair your judgement before sharpening tools, or using sharp tools. Comments can be sent via eMail to me at