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All About Bricklaying Tools

Bricklaying tools are often used for other aspects of masonry work. The wide range of tools can be grouped into a few basic categories: trowels, string lines, joint tools and hammers.

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Brick Trowel

Used to pick up and spread mortar, brick trowels are the largest of the trowel family. They normally measure 10 to 11 inches in length. The two long edges of the trowel can be straight or have a slight curve, known as a Philadelphia pattern.

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