SLATE RIPPERS

We sell slate rippers, which 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.

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  • Stortz Model 84A Slate Ripper
    • 9% less
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    Best All-Around Slate Ripper. If you're going to own only one slate ripper - this is it!

    Indispensable tool for removing individual slates or tiles from a roof. The professional’s choice! You cannot work on a slate roof without a slate  ripper. Slide the ripper under the slate to be removed, hook the nail, then beat on the ripper handle with a slate hammer to pull the nail out. It does not cut the nails, it pulls them out, then the old slate will slide out. There are usually 2 nails per slate. Once the old slate has been removed, a new one can be installed in its place  with a nail and bib or with a  slate hook.

    30.5 inches long , 3.5 pounds

    Buy this tool in a set and get free shipping and a free Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition: 3-piece set, 4-piece set, 5-piece set, 6-piece set.

    How to repair an asbestos shingle roof.

    • $87.00

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  • Stortz Model 100A Slate Ripper
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    You cannot work on a slate roof without a slate ripper. 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!

    Slide the ripper under the slate to be removed, hook the nail, then beat on the ripper handle with a slate hammer to pull the nail out. It does not cut the nails, it pulls them out, then the old slate will slide out. There are usually 2 nails per slate. Once the old slate has been removed, a new one can be installed in its place with a nail and bib or with a slate hook.

    • Blade Length: 25 1/2 inches
    • Overall Length: 32 inches
    • Handle Size: 1 inch diameter x 5 inches long
    • Weight: 4 pounds


    How to repair an asbestos shingle roof.

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    You cannot work on a slate roof without a slate  ripper. This is a 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! Made in the USA.

    All  AJC tools carry a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and  workmanship. This guarantee does not guard against effects from normal  wear.

    Slide the ripper under the slate to be removed, hook the nail, then beat on the ripper handle with a slate hammer to pull the nail out. It does not cut the nails, it pulls them out, then the old slate will slide out. There are usually 2 nails per slate. Once the old slate has been removed, a new one can be installed in its place  with a nail and bib or with a slate hook.

    Get free shipping and a free Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition when you buy this tool in a 3-piece set!

    How to repair an asbestos shingle roof.

    • $49.00

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    AJC Slate Ripper with Hand Guard, Model 022-AJCSR(G), 30.5 inches long overall, 22 inch reach, 3 pounds 6.2 ounces, forged and heat treated carbon steel. Ever hit your hand with your hammer when beating on a ripper? It happens, but not with this ripper! All AJC tools carry a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship. Made in the  USA.

    The  AJC slate ripper with hand guard is the first slate ripper with overstrike protection for errant hammer blows. Slate rippers are used to remove slates from an existing slate roof during repair or restoration. The tool is equally useful on tile shingles, cedar shakes, asbestos shingles and ceramic tiles. A slate ripper slides underneath broken pieces of slate to hook the nails that secure the  slate. By hitting the handle with a hammer, the nail is pulled out, thus allowing the slate to be removed. Install the replacement slate with a slate hook.


    Get free shipping and a free Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition when you buy this tool in a 3-piece set! 

    • $49.00

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