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Posted in response to How to downsize a rock too big for my saw? from Carol Carter-Wientjes on February 21, 2008 at 15:16:48:

Re: How to downsize a rock too big for my saw?

Most rocks do have cracks that can be used to split them. Rockhounds who are familiar with tools, for years have found ways of splitting rocks using large vises or hydraulic jacks. My club has a hydraulic jack with a chisel point in a hydraulic press type homemade frame for splitting rocks. Very large rocks can be split by drilling a series of holes and using feathers and wedges. Employing any of these methods should only be done in a safe manner. If you are not familiar with tools you should probably avoid these methods or get someone who is, to help you.

From jay bates - February 24, 2008 at 07:59:05

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