The Bricklayers Tool List.
We have put together a selection of essential bricklayers tools
Table of contents
- The Bricklayers Tool List.
- Bricklayers Trowel
- Pointing Trowel
- Bricklayers Tools list Spirit Levels
- 2ft 600mm Spirit Level
- Boat Torpedo Level
- Bricklayers Tools Hammers
- Lump Hammer
- Brick Hammer
- Bricklayers Line
- Bricklayers Tool List Corner Blocks
- Line pins
- Tape Measure
- Bricklayers Specialist tape measure
- Bricklayers Tool List Brushes
- Bricklayers Spot Board
- Bricklayers Tools Rated by Trade
A good quality trowel is sought after by many bricklayers as they know that comfort and balance is vital for performance.
A bricklayer uses the trowel to butter the masonry, spread the bed on the bricks or blocks and tap them into place. Bricklayers even use the trowel to cut bricks and to cut bricks. You need a good quality trowel.
The pointing trowel is used when filling in gaps in brickwork and masonry to fill the void.
Over time the mortar and cement joining the bricks can start to crumble due to age and also weather conditions.
The mortar and cement will fall out and start to weather on the face, This is where the pointing trowel comes in.
There are many styles of pointing depending whether its brick, block or stone and there are also many styles of pointing and finishes.
Bricklayers spirit levels or what some people call bubble levels, They are used to determine whether the brickwork and masonry are horizontal, meaning level and vertical, meaning plumb.
For a Bricklayer to know whether the masonry is exactly plumb and level it is needed to get the bubble centred in the dial.
There are many different spirit levels for brickwork.
Most bricklayers us a 1200 mm level for plumbing brickwork and blockwork.
A lump hammer is used to knock block work and stone and also it is used to strike a chisel or bolster.
The main use of the lump hammer for a bricklayer and mason is to strike the bolster and cut masonry whether Brick block or stone.
The lump hammer is a heavy hammer and a great tool.
The lump hammer has a multitude of uses and is also used for demolition, hitting masonry to rebuild or remove and also striking a variant of chisels in the process.
The brick hammer is similar to the lump hammer, It is used to cut bricks.
With the brick hammer you can cut certain bricks with one strike and it is good for chipping away the brick to get the perfect size and shape.
Depending on the type of brickwork you are building whether its half bond or quarter bond you can cut any size masonry cut with the brick hammer.
Many bricklayers become so competent that a couple of strikes with the brick hammer and the perfect size half or measure is cut without using a tape measure.
The Bolster are a type of chisel that is used to cut bricks and blocks,
With a few strikes with the lump
The jointer is used to strike the mortar and cement and finish the brick or blockwork it leaves a barrel jointed finish that you see in brickwork.
The tool is used to go along the bed of the brick and up the perp leaving the masonry with a clean finish.
Bricklayers line is used to run from one corner of the brickwork to the other and used for each course as a reference line and guide to build to, so the brickwork is plumb and level.
The brick line is one of the earliest tools used by man. The ancient Egyptians were known to use them in the construction of the Pyramids.
Whereas the Egyptians would have used simple cotton twine, with 20th Century developments most brick lines are now made from man-made fibres.
Bricklayers corner blocks are used to keep the bricklayers line securely in place and grip the corner so the reference line and
it’s important to make sure the line is tight and the corner blocks are securely on the corner or profile so the line dosent sag.
Bricklayers line pins are used to wrap the
The pin is a metal rod
A good bricklayers tape measure is needed when building brickwork and masonry structures.
As you lay your bricks depending on the specification and size of the brick Its important to measure 10mm for the perp when setting out and then keeping the brickwork inline above so the perps and joints run inline.
The bed joints also
Some bricklayers like to work with a Gauge Rod, a gauge rod can save time as everybody can work from the same measurements, You can make a gauge rod by cutting grooves in a length of wood 2100mm and marking in increments of 75mm for
When building to specification and building from a drawing a good 8-metre tape is needed so you can measure and set out
Many bricklayers today use profiles for brickwork
A specialist bricklayers tape has bricklayers markings set on the tape that
It makes it easier to measure wall length and it has to mark for bricks and blocks in length and bricks and blocks in height leaving no need to dry bond brickwork the Bricklayers Specialist tape measure is especially useful for the apprentice bricklayer that is not familiar with measurements.
Bricklayers brushes are used for mainly brushing brickwork down and masonry, many bricklayers use a natural
If a bricklayer wants a better finish and something that is more delicate on the brickwork many opt for a
There are a number of different types of chisel that bricklayers use that become part of there tool kit.
Mostly the chisels are used for demolition work and used for a variety of different jobs ranging from removing bricks and replacing them to also more specialist jobs like shaping stone and masonry.
The Bricklayers Spot Board is used to carry mortar, and it is also called a mortarboard. They can be made of anything and was always made of wood like old flooring board or chipboard. There are spot boards specially designed to last and have become a good accessory for any bricklayer and mason.