How to Use a Stonecutter in Minecraft

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A stonecutter is a utility block in Minecraft. It can be used by players to be able help then to craft stone-related blocks in smaller and more precise quantities than crafting. Also, it serves as a stone mason’s job site block. How to use a Stonecutter in Minecraft?

If you want to use a stonecutter in Minecraft, you are able to follow the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to put the stonecutter. You have to choose the stonecutter in your hotbar. If you do not have a stonecutter in your inventory, you are able to make one. You have to position your pointer on the block where you want to put the stonecutter. In this step, you will see that the block becomes highlighted in your game window.


The controls of the game are different in every device depending on the version of Minecraft. So, here are the game controls that you can use to put the stonecutter.

If you use Java Edition (PC/Mac), you have to right click on the block.

If you use Pocket Edition (PE), you have to tap on the block.

If you use Xbox One, you have to press the LT button on the Xbox controller.

If you use PS4, you have to press the L2 button on the PS controller.

If you use Nintendo Switch, you have to press the ZL button on the controller.

If you use Windows 10 Edition, you have to right click on the block.

If you use Education Edition, you have to right click on the block.

  • In this step, you have to add an item to the stonecutter. You have to put a block in the ingredient box of the stonecutter such as a stone block. If you have put the block, then you will see all of the items that you are able to craft in the stonecutter with the selected block. There are 7 different items that you are able to make with a stone block. You are able to make stone brick slab, chiseled stone bricks, stone brick stairs, stone brick wall, stone bricks, stone slab or stone stairs. So, choose the item that you want to craft. In this example, we choose stone stairs. Now, you will see the stone stairs which appear in the output box.
  • Next, since you have made stone stairs in your stonecutter, you have to move the new item to your inventory.
  • And now, you have successfully made something, in this case stone stairs, in your stonecutter.

If you find that you do not have a stonecutter but you want to use it, then you are able to make it by yourself. How to craft a stonecutter in Minecraft? You have to craft it in the 3×3 crafting table. In the 3×3 crafting grid, you have to put Iron Ingot in the second box of the second row. Then, in the third row, you have to put stone in the first box, second box and third box. So, the boxes in the first row are empty and the first and the third box of the second row are also empty.

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