Stonecutter

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Stonecutter
Stonecutter JE2 BE1.gif
Stonecutter
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3.5

Hardness

3.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

The stonecutter can be used to craft stone-related blocks in smaller and more precise quantities than crafting. It also serves as a stone mason's job site block.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Stonecutters can generate inside stone mason houses in villages.

Breaking[edit]

Pickaxes are the fastest tool to mine stonecutters with. Mining a stonecutter without a pickaxe is slow, and destroys the stonecutter without dropping the item.[1]

Block Stonecutter
Hardness 3.5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 17.5
Wooden 2.65
Stone 1.35
Iron 0.9
Diamond 0.7
Netherite 0.6
Golden 0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Stone

Stonecutter

Usage[edit]

Cutting[edit]

The stonecutter can be used as an alternative to the crafting table to craft most stone related blocks. All of its recipes require just one ingredient and produces one product (in varying quantities). It allows skipping steps to craft certain blocks: for example, a stone block can be directly turned into chiseled stone bricks, this would require multiple steps with crafting. Stairs recipes are also more efficient than their crafting counterparts (yielding 6 stairs from 6 blocks instead of 4.)

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Stone Slab or
Stone Stairs or
Stone Bricks or
Stone Brick Slab or
Stone Brick Stairs or
Stone Brick Wall or
Chiseled Stone Bricks
Stone
Smooth Stone Slab Smooth Stone
Stone Brick Slab or
Stone Brick Stairs or
Stone Brick Wall or
Chiseled Stone Bricks
Stone Bricks
Mossy Stone Brick Slab or
Mossy Stone Brick Stairs or
Mossy Stone Brick Wall
Mossy Stone Bricks
Granite Slab or
Granite Stairs or
Granite Wall or
Polished Granite or
Polished Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Stairs
Granite
Polished Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Stairs
Polished Granite
Diorite Slab or
Diorite Stairs or
Diorite Wall or
Polished Diorite or
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Diorite
Polished Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Stairs
Polished Diorite
Andesite Slab or
Andesite Stairs or
Andesite Wall or
Polished Andesite or
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Andesite
Polished Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Stairs
Polished Andesite
Cobblestone Slab or
Cobblestone Stairs or
Cobblestone Wall
Cobblestone
Mossy Cobblestone Slab or
Mossy Cobblestone Stairs or
Mossy Cobblestone Wall
Mossy Cobblestone
Sandstone Slab or
Sandstone Stairs or
Sandstone Wall or
Cut Sandstone or
Cut Sandstone Slab or
Chiseled Sandstone
Sandstone
Cut Sandstone Slab Cut Sandstone
Smooth Sandstone Slab or
Smooth Sandstone Stairs
Smooth Sandstone
Red Sandstone Slab or
Red Sandstone Stairs or
Red Sandstone Wall or
Cut Red Sandstone or
Cut Red Sandstone Slab or
Chiseled Red Sandstone
Red Sandstone
Cut Red Sandstone Slab Cut Red Sandstone
Smooth Red Sandstone Slab or
Smooth Red Sandstone Stairs
Smooth Red Sandstone
Prismarine Slab or
Prismarine Stairs or
Prismarine Wall
Prismarine
Prismarine Brick Slab or
Prismarine Brick Stairs
Prismarine Bricks
Dark Prismarine Slab or
Dark Prismarine Stairs
Dark Prismarine
Quartz Slab or
Quartz Stairs or
Chiseled Quartz Block or
Quartz Pillar
Block of Quartz
Smooth Quartz Slab or
Smooth Quartz Stairs
Smooth Quartz
Purpur Slab or
Purpur Stairs or
Purpur Pillar
Purpur Block
Brick Slab or
Brick Stairs or
Brick Wall
Bricks
Nether Brick Slab or
Nether Brick Stairs or
Nether Brick Wall
Nether Bricks
Red Nether Brick Slab or
Red Nether Brick Stairs or
Red Nether Brick Wall
Red Nether Bricks
Polished Basalt Basalt
End Stone Bricks or
End Stone Brick Slab or
End Stone Brick Stairs or
End Stone Brick Wall
End Stone
End Stone Brick Slab or
End Stone Brick Stairs or
End Stone Brick Wall
End Stone Bricks
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks or
Chiseled Polished Blackstone or
Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Brick Slab or
Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs or
Blackstone Wall or
Polished Blackstone Wall or
Polished Blackstone Brick Wall
Blackstone
Polished Blackstone Bricks or
Chiseled Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Brick Slab or
Polished Blackstone Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs or
Polished Blackstone Wall or
Polished Blackstone Brick Wall
Polished Blackstone

Nether brick fences cannot be crafted using the stonecutter.

Changing profession[edit]

If a village has a stonecutter that has not been claimed by a villager, any nearby villager who has not yet chosen a job site block has a chance to change their profession to a stone mason.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
None[3][until JE 1.16]BlocksPlays when taking outputui.stonecutter.take_resultNone[3][until JE 1.16]10.92, ?16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Stonecutterstonecutter block.minecraft.stonecutter

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Stonecutterstonecutter_block 452tile.stonecutter_block.name

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingnortheast
north
south
west
The direction the stonecutter is facing.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a stonecutter.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facing_direction00
1
2
3
4
5
The direction the stonecutter is facing.
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a stonecutter.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1418w44aStonecutter JE1.png Added stonecutters.
Stonecutters are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and do not have any functionality.
18w46aStonecutter JE2 BE1.gif The stonecutter's texture has now been changed. The stonecutter's blade now has an animated texture.
18w48aStonecutters can naturally generate inside plains village masons house.
19w04aStonecutters can now be crafted.
Stonecutters are now used as a simpler way to craft various stone variants.
19w04bAdded additional recipes: andesite, diorite and granite to polished variant slabs and stairs, and smooth stone into smooth stone slabs.
19w12aCut sandstone and cut red sandstone, as well as their slabs, can now be crafted with the stonecutter.
19w13bChiseled stone bricks can now be crafted from stone bricks.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Stonecutter JE2 BE1.gif Added the new stonecutter, a separate block from the old stonecutter, but with the same name.
Stonecutters currently do not have any functionality and can be obtained only with experimental gameplay on.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Added stonecutter functionality.
Legacy Console Edition
1.91Stonecutter JE2 BE1.gif Added stonecutters.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Stonecutter" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Even though the iron blade appears to be spinning rapidly, it deals no damage and has no hitbox.
  • Crafting four stairs using the crafting recipe needs six blocks, whereas crafting four stairs using the stonecutter only needs four blocks.

References[edit]