Jaw Crusher VS Cone Crusher | Advantages and Disadvantages Cone crusher is usually used as secondary crusher or three-stage crusher machine. Jaw crusher and cone crusher are usually arranged on the stone crusher plant in two stages. Jaw crusher breaks the rock to 10 ~ 30 cm size. Cone crushing machine further broke the stone to below 10 cm. Large cone crushers (gyratory crushers) also can as head crushers.