When it comes to repairing mortar joints we have just the tools and materials to make your repair work easier. We carry three sizes of Marshalltown Tuck Pointers for retuckpointing mortar joints whether in fireplace fireboxes or chimneys: 1/4″ X 6 1/2″, 3/8″ X 6 3/4″, 5/8″ X 6 3/4″. Match thetuck pointer you need as close as possible to the existing mortar joint. If it is between two sizes, choose the smaller one. Use the tuck pointer to “cut” the masonry from the hawkand to pack it into the cleaned out mortar joint.
Each Marshalltown Tuck Pointer is forged from a single piece of high grade tool steel and is tapered for sturdiness and flexibility. The hardwood handle hasa metal ferrule for strength and longer life.
The Marshalltown Aluminum Hawk is made of heavy gauge hard-rolled aluminum with smooth and rounded edges. This lightweight, yet durable hawk includes a strong wooden handle and a sponge rubber grip to prevent calluses. Great for holding mortar when tuckpointing fireboxes, chimneys and repairing crowns. It is held “upside down” with the flat part of the plate facing up. This holds the mortar and allows the mason to “cut”, size and preformthethe masonry when making repairs.
For more information, check out our articles on three previous blogs: Tuckpointing Chimneys, Part 1, The Need for Restoration; Tuckpointing Chimneys, Part 2, Preparation for Tuckpointing; Tuckpointing Chimneys, Part 3, Applying the Mortar.
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