Tools for smalti

Martellina, tagliolo, choppingmachine

Tools for smalti.

With the right tools for smalti you make the most beautiful mosaics. Many people keep on trying to use nippers for smalti. But often the nippers appear not to be suitable to make nice and smooth cuts. The smalti will show it has been cut with nippers. of course it needs practice to cut smalti with the hammer ( martellina ) and hardie ( tagliolo ). But once you have learned this technique, you will make better work. And it works much easier and faster. It may sound weird, but with a martellina you are able to make corrections on your smalti much easier than with the nippers. Smalti is not a cheap material and therefor it is a good investment to learn the right cutting technique in order to make the most beautiful mosaics in a effective and economical manner.

How to order

Mosaic studio Colorito delivers high quality tools for smalti (and marble). Orders only on request through email : mozaiekcolorito@


martellina widia without handle -Colorito-Natasja Mulder

Martellina with widia.

tagliolo steel -Colorito-Natasja Mulder

Tagliolo or hardie

table-top tagliolo steel -Colorito-Natasja Mulder

Tabletop hardie.

smalti cutting machine-Colorito-Natasja Mulder

Professional choppingmachine
















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