Masonry Tools You'll Need for DIY Projects


Will you soon be working on a project that might require some masonry skills? If you are going to do it all yourself instead of hiring a professional, you'll need to make sure you have plenty of masonry supplies so you can get the job done right. To that end, here are some of the tools that every beginning masonry worker should have available to them.

1. A Mason's Hammer 

Yes, you probably already have a standard hammer inside your toolbox at home. But a regular hammer is not sufficient for some of the work you might be doing soon. Head to the local home improvement store and seek out a mason's hammer. This particular type of hammer has a flat part on one end, perhaps similar to the hammer you already own. But a mason's hammer is double-sided in that the other end is also useful. This end will be sharp and take the form of a chisel. The idea is you use the flat end to hammer down when needed but then use the chisel end when you need precision to chip away at a specific bit of concrete or brick. 

A mason's hammer simply makes life easier as opposed to using a hammer and chisel separately because you won't have to repeatedly put one tool down and pick up the other. You can just quickly flip the hammer around to the other side and you'll be good to go.

2. A Trowel

When laying bricks on top of each other, you'll likely put an adhesive substance like mortar in between each layer to ensure that the bricks stay in place and that the resulting wall is as stable as possible. You'll use a trowel to spread the mortar on top of one layer before moving on to the next. It's technically possible to spread mortar with other tools, but a trowel will be more efficient as it's designed for this specific task. If you're using especially large bricks, invest in a larger trowel that can cover a wide area with each motion of your arm.

3. A Level

As you build up your brick or concrete wall, you are going to want to make sure that it remains as level as possible all the way up. A typical level is a lightweight device that will allow to quickly and easily inspect your handiwork before you move on to the next part.


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