Wood or plastic? Lead tools for the roofing professional
Soft, malleable, and easily shaped and cut without the need for heat, lead is a fantastic, traditional material needing only simple, yet warranting the very best hand tools to work it.
From essential bossing sticks and precision knives and snips, to setting in sticks that give your lead work the perfect finishing touch, all our tools are specifically designed for working with lead – outperforming general building or masonry tools that can be used with lead.
Once convinced of the merits of using tools specifically designed for lead work, the next question is plastic or wood? While some roofers show a preference for plastic lead tools, others prefer more traditional, wooden lead tools. At Midland Lead, we offer both, with an extensive range of wooden and plastic lead tools available to suit the various needs and skills practiced by roofing professionals.
Hardwearing with a tactile quality favoured by many a craftsman, our wooden tools are made exclusively from beech wood. One of the denser hardwood timbers, beech is close-grained, tough and strong, boasting a longer product life-span compared with alternative hardwoods.
Whether you have a penchant for wood or plastic, all our lead tools are available at a competitive price and include the choice of:
- Bossing sticks
- Chase wedges
- Bending sticks
- Cutting tools
- Setting in sticks
As well as being able to buy tools individually, we also offer two handy lead tool packages, one designed for dressing and the other roofing. For more information about our range of lead tools and kits, click the links
Got any further questions or need help deciding which tools to use for the job? Feel free to call us on +44 (0) 1283 224 555.