brick trowel


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brick trowel

brick trowel
A trowel having a flat, triangle-shaped steel blade in an offset handle used to pick up and spread mortar. The narrow end of the blade is called the “point”, the wide end, the “heel.”
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Two shapes of brick trowels have become almost standard: the Philadelphia pattern with a square heel and the London pattern, which has a rounded heel so the mortar is carried a little farther forward on the blade.
Use a brick trowel and a tuck pointer to pack the mortar into the joints.
Allow the mortar to "rest" for 10 minutes as it absorbs the water, then remix it using your brick trowel.