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Tools & Supplies - Masonry

Brick Trowels Brick Jointers Tuck Pointers Margin Trowels Pointing Trowels
Brick
Trowels
Brick
Jointers
Tuck
Pointers
Margin
Trowels
Pointing
Trowels

Hamilton Builders Supply Inc. (HBS) is very pleased to carry the finest in Brick Laying Tools and Accessories. HBS. offers an excellent assortment of Marshalltown BrickLaying Tools to the Tradesman.

Brick
Trowels

 

 

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Bricklayers and masons use brick trowels to pick up mortar and spread it in preparation for the next course (layer) of brick, concrete block or stone. The blade, post and tang on all Marshalltown brick trowels are forged from a single piece of high grade tool steel for maximum strength. Both wood and DuraSoft® handles are available on brick trowels. DuraSoft® is a resilient material which provides a more comfortable grip and helps reduce fatigue. The handle rise is set for the correct "hang" and balance. The blade is taper-ground and polished to give it the correct flexibility. The widths at the heel are mostly between 5 and 5-1/2 inches. The most popular length is 11 inches.

Two shapes of brick trowels have become almost standard within the industry. One, the Philadelphia Pattern, has a square heel, while the other, the London Pattern, has a rounded heel which shapes the blade so that the mortar is carried a little further forward on the blade. The Philadelphia pattern is better suited to lay block as it allows more mortar to be placed on the blade, while the London pattern is designed for laying brick. The Wide London pattern is simply wider at the heel than the London which allows for even more mortar to be scooped on the blade.

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Jointers

Brick jointers are sometimes called strikers, as the bricklayer uses them to strike joints in brick and block walls. This tool gives the joints a neat, finished appearance. The majority of brick jointers have a convex face for striking concave joints. Each end of a jointer is a different size with the most popular being for 1/2" and 5/8" joints. There is also good demand for 3/4" and 7/8" jointers. High quality brick jointers are heat treated for longer wear.


Pointing &
Margin
Trowels

Pointing and margin trowels are used by all trades as handy tools for patch work and for cleaning other tools. High quality pointing and margin trowels are forged in one piece and are made in the same manner as brick trowels. The lengths of pointing trowels range from 4-1/2" to 7", the most popular sizes being the 5" and 6" lengths. The lengths of margin trowels range from 5" to 8" with the 5" x 2" being the most popular. Both wood and DuraSoft® handles are available on pointing and margin trowels.

Tuck
Pointers

Tuck pointers (also called joint fillers) are used in repairing the mortar in old brick walls. The size and shape of a tuck pointer's blade allow for easy application of new mortar between old bricks. Blade length is usually 6-3/4" and the width ranges from 1/4" to 1". Most popular widths are 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". Our top quality tuck pointer is forged in one piece with a high shank and lift, and pronounced taper for correct flexibility. Tuck pointing trowels can also be used to smooth caulking. Both wood and DuraSoft ® handles are available on tuck pointers.