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Stone Masonry Simi Valley requires a different set of tools from other jobs. Here is a list of the top tools that masonry contractors Simi Valley needs to have. Call (805) 864-5407 to get free estimates from stone masonry experts today.
The masonry hammer looks like a claw hammer but has a longer head and handle. Its head is two-sided just like a claw hammer. However, one of its sides consists of a square face that is used to pound in nails. On the other side, the hammer has a tip that looks like a chisel and is very sharp. The role of this is side is to break small pieces of rocks or split bricks.
This is a small piece of tool that has the shape of a pie and is usually attached to a small handle. It’s used by masonry contractors in picking mortar before spreading it onto stones and bricks. Trowels are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Your choice of a trowel will depend on the size and type of project.
Masonry saws can be divided into two categories:
- Hand saw. This is similar to the traditional hand saw but comes with larger teeth and a longer blade. It has a blade that is 6 to 7 inches tall as compared to a brick that measures 8 inches. Therefore, the saw cannot cut through a brick. However, you can cut it halfway before breaking the rest using a masonry hammer.
- Power saw. This is a circular saw that has a diamond and is suitable for cutting bricks due to its hardness. It is a good choice even though it will also not cut all through the brick as this may damage the surface below.
You can hold these two saws in your hand or you can mount them on a table.
This has the look of the standard square but is usually made of plastic or wood. The square is usually used at the corners with 2 perpendicular walls that ensure that the bricks are set at an angle of ninety degrees.
This also looks like the standard level but it is lighter and usually made of wood or plastic. Just like a standard level, it contains vials that have been set at various angles. Each of these vials contains an air bubble. The vial’s center is marked with 2 lines. If a mason is handling a level surface, the bubble will be between the 2 center lines.
Masonry contractors Simi Valley use jointers to make joints between mortars. A jointer consists of a long and flat metal bar with a bent middle. It can be flat, pointed or round. The Simi Valley masonry contractor will determine the shape to use depending on their preferred joint.
There are many other tools needed by a mason. If you don’t have these tools, it is impossible to lay a block wall without hiring a stone masonry expert. The good news is that you don’t have to look any further as Simi Valley Concreter and Masonry is there at your service. You can reach us on (805) 864-5407 to see how we can help.