Slate rippers are used to remove slates from an existing slate roof during repair or restoration. They can also remove ceramic tiles, cedar shakes and asbestos shingles.
Best All-Around Slate Ripper - If you're going to own only one slate ripper - this is it!
Heavy Duty Handle. This ripper has a heavy duty extra-thick handle for super durability. The extra steel makes the ripper heavy enough that it can often pull out nails without even having to beat the ripper with a hammer - just hook the nail then give it a hard yank!
Classic, heavy-duty slate ripper modeled after the old traditional tools used for centuries. 3.15 pounds, 32 inches long overall, 21 inch reach on the blade. A great tool at a great price!
Slate rippers are used to remove slates from an existing slate roof during repair or restoration. The tool is equally useful on tile shingles and cedar shake. A slate ripper is used to slide underneath broken pieces of slate and hook the nail that secures the slate. By hitting the handle with a hammer, the nail is pulled out, thus allowing the slate to be removed. The new AJC slate ripper with hand guard is the first slate ripper with overstrike protection for errant hammer blows. Made in the USA.