BLOCK SHEAR, LLC

     Stone Working Equipment Div.

     1116 Castle Shannon Blvd & RT 88

     Pittsburgh, PA   15234

     PH:     +1-(412) 445-0703

     FAX:   +1-(412) 235-6743     

 

CONCRETE BLOCK SPLITTER

 

      PAVER SPLITTER

 

 

       BRICK SPLITTER

 

BLOCK SPLITTER

 

 

STONE SPLITTER

 

 

 

BLOCK SHEAR is a line of highly-productive portable hydraulic

tools for the masonry and landscaping trades, that provide

on-site, precise split-face cuts on all types of cast and

natural stones, including specifically:

                                                 

                                                    

1.  Natural Stone

2.  Curb Stone

3.  Cast-Stone 

4.  Concrete Masonry Blocks

                                       

5.  Veneer Stone

6.  Mosaic tile 

7.  Brick Pavers

8.  Wall Stone, including the

     toughest, Granite and Quartzite

                      

                                                                    

BLOCK SHEAR portable stone working tools vastly increases the speed of splitting and shaping of large and small stones of all above types, with large labor savings. Typically, the payback period is only a few weeks. The increase in efficiency that this equipment delivers is so significant that it usually pays for the equipment cost on the first project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOCK SHEAR hydraulic splitters are activated either manually or Air-assist-Activated. In either variant, it’s the hydraulics that turn our splitter into power tools, as compared with still commonly used  labor-intensive (manual) block and stone cutting and splitting  methods. Please read on to learn why BLOCK SHEAR portable machines  are the favorite of stone masons and landscapers worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAX   +1 (412) 235-6743       

Email  BLOCK SHEAR   info@blockshear.com

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Masonry Block Splitter TM

Splits Masonry  Pavers and Precast Block up to

8.25-H X  18.25-W [210 mm x 464 mm ]

Manual  hydraulic machine $995 plus shipping

Air-assist- hydraulic machine $1,295 plus shipping

Block Shear Masonry Video

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Stone SplitterTM    

Splits Block and Natural Stone up to 

8.25-H X 18.25-W [210 mm x 464 mm ]

Manual hydraulic machine $1,695 plus shipping

Air-assist hydraulic machine $1,895 plus shipping

Block Shear Stone Video

 

 

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Stone and Stone Slab Splitter TM

Splits Stone and Slabs up to

8.25-H X 24.50-W [210 mm x 622 mm ]

Manual hydraulic machine $2,195 plus shipping

Air-assist hydraulic machine  $2,395 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Masonry tools and  Stone Slab tools Air-Assist splitters are pictured above

LACKNER TOOLS TM, including the BLOCK SHEARTM line of stone working tools and block

working tools, created by Raymond Lackner, a multi-talented industrial executive and

consultant, and before that an experienced CPA.  Amongst his various designs are steel laminate/fabricated component parts that replace cast steel parts for boom cranes and

forklifts and a line of patent-protected, very cost-effective industrial refuse compactors for the solid waste industry – the latter are sold internationally. Mr. Lackner licensed those

inventions to companies in different countries, who manufacture them on a royalty basis.  

 

When he began to create / invent, design and detail-engineer the present BLOCK SHEARTM hydraulic construction tools, Mr. Lackner decided to go into manufacturing for himself. He

now co-owns and operates the company that makes them. You are now visiting its website. This This company, our Stone Working Division of BLOCK SHEAR LLC.  also sells its products internationally. 

 

Our Small Equipment Division focuses on manufacturing hydraulic tools and equipment

for splitting cast stone (masonry), natural stone and slab construction materials. See above

the detailed list of applicable construction materials. 

 

BLOCK SHEAR™ portable machines -- hydraulic masonry equipment and hydraulic stone

splitting equipment (hydraulic splitters) – quickly became the favorite of stone masons

and landscapers worldwide.

 

Our hydraulic stone / block splitter tools are activated either manually or as air-assisted

activated. In either variant, it’s the hydraulics that turn our splitters into power tools,

as compared with still commonly used labor- intensive (manual) block and stone cutting

and splitting methods.  

 

Our hydraulic splitters are portable but robust, as are all tools and equipment designed by

Mr. Lackner.  LACKNER TOOLS represent good value because they are very practical.

The payback period on BLOCK SHEAR™ portable machines is typically only several weeks.

 

In other words, the increase in efficiency and labor savings that this equipment delivers

usually pays for its price on your first project.  

 

Because of their additional efficiency, Mr. Lackner recommends our air-assisted hydraulic

models for anyone who will use them for just one medium size project or for repeated

small projects.    

           

You can reach Ray Lackner personally at BLOCK SHEAR LLC.  

 

             

While BLOCK SHEAR™ stone working and block working tools

look similar to certain other machines of the masonry trade,

the similarity is deceiving. Our machines comprise

innovative efficiency features. Patent pending.

Selecting the Optimal BLOCK SHEAR™ Equipment

Broadly, BLOCK SHEAR ™ hydraulic power splitting equipment is used to:

  • Split / cut masonry  and pavers, or pre-cast construction materials. 

  • Split / cut natural stone and slabs. Models designed for this application will also

    split / cut pre-cast construction materials.

Operation & Benefits of our Stone Working Tools and Block Working Tools

BLOCK SHEAR hydraulic power-splitters come in two configurations, either as Manually-Activated or as Air-Assist-Activated. The later models can also be activated manually. 

All BLOCK SHEAR ™ power-splitters are portable to the job-site. They are equipped with handcart type wheels.

Manually-Activated Hydraulic Tools

Manually-Activated BLOCK SHEAR™ tools are self-contained   

and provide the highest productivity for splitting natural stone

and masonry products in the industry. At the core of this

advantage lies the BLOCK SHEAR™ designed pumping

mechanism.

 

When the operator places a new stone, block or slab on the

the worktable, the first time he presses the (single) foot-lever,

the worktable and the lower cutting blade move up by about 2”

[ 50 mm ] – in one move it fits the upper blade snuggly on the

blocks, stones or slabs being cut. Subsequent pumping of the

same lever drives the hydraulic actuator that quickly splits the

construction material, moving in 1/8” [ 12.5 mm ] increments.

 

BLOCK SHEARS™ STONE / BLOCK WORKING TOOLS are engineered to

reduce the pumping of the foot lever because the first

2'' [ 50 mm ] adjustment is only available with our unique

mechanism.

 

A BLOCK SHEAR™ Manually-Activated tool is recommended for

jobs that involve the splitting of a small quantity of stones,

masonry blocks, slabs or pavers at a time. For larger jobs we

     recommend the BLOCK SHEAR™ Air-Assist-Activated tool.

Air-Assist-Activated

Hydraulic Tools

 

The Air-Assist-Activated BLOCK SHEAR™ STONE AND BLOCK WORKING TOOLS adjusts the position of the worktable and

splitting / cutting blades and makes the cut even faster.

 

The operator simply squeezes the air trigger - the adjustment of

the table and blades, and the cut follow. Our Air-Assist-Activated machine requires only a small outside compressor. A portable one

is perfectly adequate. Furthermore, compressors are usually

available on job sites.
 

As a back-up feature, Air-Assist-Activated BLOCK SHEAR™ 

STONE OR BLOCK WORKING tools include the single foot-lever of

our Manually-Activated tools. This enables these machines to operate even when there  is no compressor around.

 

Our Air-Assist-Activated BLOCK SHEAR™ tools are recommended

for jobs that require  the splitting / cutting of a larger volume of natural stones,  masonry blocks, slabs or pavers.

 

 

HYDRAULIC FORCE AND MACHINE THROAT SPECIFICATIONS

  

BLOCK SHEARMasonry Tools (Manually-Activated and Air-Assist-Activated)

 

·         Produce 24,000 pounds [10,900 kilograms ] of splitting force,  to provide precise split-face cuts, straight cut or angle cut, on masonry blocks, brick pavers and cast-stone.

 

·         Their throat opens up to 8.25” high by 18.25” wide [ 210 mm x 464 mm ] to

     accommodate most pre-cast blocks, pavers or slabs.

 

 

BLOCK SHEAR™ Stone Tools (Manually-Activated and Air-Assist-Activated)

 

·         Produce even higher splitting force, namely 40,000 pounds [ 18,000  kilograms ], to provide precise split-face cuts, straight cut or angle cut, on natural stone or slabs (also on masonry blocks, brick pavers and cast-stone).

 

·         In Manually-Activated Stone Tools, the throat opens up to 8.25” high by 18.25” wide

     [ 210 mm x 464 mm ] to accommodate most of natural stones and slabs

     (not to mention pre-cast ones). 

 

·         In Air-Assist-Activated Stone Tools, the throat opens even wider, up to 8.25” high

      by 24.5” wide [ 210 mm x 622 mm ].

BLOCK SHEAR MASONRY SPLITTER TM

 

NOTE: NOT DESIGNED TO SPLIT NATURAL STONE.

WE OFFER A DIFFERENT UNIT TO DO THAT

 

                     Features / Specification

1)     Unique (patent pending) hydraulic single

     foot-lever system adjusts the height of the

     worktable and cutting blade more rapidly

     than any other small portable equipment for

     splitting block or stone.

 

2)     Splitting force of 24,000 pounds

          [ 10,900 kilograms ].  

 

3)     Portable - equipped with handcart wheels

 

4)     Splits / cuts precisely and rapidly  cement block blocks, masonry blocks and cast stone of various kinds, as well as pavers.

 

5)     Throat opening of 8.25” high by 18.25” wide

     [ 210 mm x 464 mm ].

 

6)     Modular design reduces

     maintenance time and cost. 

 

7)     Weighs 145 pounds [66 kilograms].

BLOCK SHEAR  STONE SPLITTER TM

NOTE: NOT DESIGNED TO SPLIT RIVER ROCK OR OTHER ROUND STONES

Features / Specification

1)     Unique (patent pending) hydraulic single foot-lever system adjusts the height of the worktable and cutting blade more rapidly than any other small portable equipment for splitting block or stone.

 

2)     Splitting force of 40,000 pounds

     [ 18,000 kilograms ].       

  

     3)     Portable - equipped with handcart wheels

 

4)     Splits / cuts precisely and rapidly natural stone of various kinds (also cast stone of various kind and brick pavers).

 

5)     Throat opening of 8.25” high by 18.25” wide [ 210 mm x 464 mm ].

 

6)     Has a very tough 0.75'' x 5'' [ 19 mm x 127 mm ] ground and heat-treated blade.

 

7)  Modular design reduces

     maintenance time and cost. 

 

8)     Weighs 335 pounds [180 kilograms].

 

BLOCK SHEAR STONE-SLAB SPLITTERTM

 

NOTE: NOT DESIGNED TO SPLIT RIVER ROCK OR OTHER ROUND STONE

 

                      Features / Specification

                                                         

1)     Unique (patent pending) hydraulic tool tools machine splitting splitter splitters stone stones cut cutter cutters cutting rock rocks masonry masonary paver pavers concrete saw sawing brick bricks face hydraulic single

     foot-lever system adjusts the height of the

     worktable and cutting blade more rapidly

     than any other small portable equipment for

     splitting block or stone.

 

2)     Splitting force of 40,000 pounds

     [ 18,000 kilograms ].       

 

3)     Portable - equipped with handcart wheels

 

4)     Splits / cuts precisely and rapidly natural stone and slabs (also cast stone of various kind and brick pavers).

 

     5)     Throat opening of 8.25” high by 24.5” wide

          [ 210 mm x 622 mm ].

 

6)     Has a very tough 0.75'' x 5''

     [ 19 mm x 127 mm ] ground

     and heat-treated blade.

 

7)  Modular design reduces

     maintenance time and cost. 

 

8)     This model is at the top of its tough line,

     and it weighs only 400 pounds [ 182 kilograms ].

 

QUALITY / HOW IT’S MADE 

 

Every BLOCK SHEAR™ machine is manufactured by the

Stone Working Division of BLOCK SHEAR, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

under Mr. Lackner’s supervision, and carries our unsurpassed warranty.

 

For more information contact us: 

         phone   +1 (412) 445-0703

         fax       +1 (412) 235-6743

           

 info@blockshear.com

 

  

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