Understanding Tuckpointing Tools

Not all maintenance jobs can be done effortlessly with one tool. And even when they are, they often need special tools to do the job right. After all, a shovel can’t do a saw’s job. At least—not very well. Discover what tuckpointing is and what tuckpointing tools you need in order to provide the best work possible.

What Is Tuckpointing?

Every part of the home needs maintenance to uphold the integrity and structure of the building. That even includes the mortar between bricks. The act of removing this mortar and replacing it is called “tuckpointing.” But, the thing is, this job requires a lot more than you may think. While tuckpointing may be done just to remove old, unsightly mortar, it’s also essential when crumbling mortar is threatening the infrastructure of the building. Learn what tuckpointing tools a professional needs to do the job right with our professionals at Cost Cutting Blades.

What Tools Do I Need?

Tuckpointing is a fine job that requires a few tools to be done properly, cleanly, and quickly. Grab a look at what you need as a mason to complete a tuckpointing job the right way.

  • Grinders. This tool allows you to remove mortar quickly and with precision. Thanks to how they are made, they can reach deep areas in the mortar without compromising the integrity of a building. Some grinders used specifically for tuckpointing have vacuum attachments or water hoses to decrease mess. Alternatively, saws can also be used for this job.
  • Mortar gun. This tool allows you to quickly add new mortar into the joints. It’s much faster than inserting mortar manually. 
  • Jointers. A manual way to get new mortar into joints. There are many types of jointers that masonries might have in their bag for a job. 
  • Hawk boards. These look like a painter’s pallet but instead hold wet mortar. Masonries will use these to easily grab mortar for a job. They can come in aluminum, wood, or magnesium.
  • Trowels. Trowels scoop mortar onto hawk boards for tuckpointing. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 
  • Masonry brushes. Usually, masonry brushes clean dust from the end product. However, some pros use them to create a unique finish to their tuckpointing job. 

The Blades We Have at Cost Cutting Blades

We have a variety of blades available at Cost Cutting Blades. Currently, we have four tuckpointing products available for purchase. Three being diamond blades and one tuck point pin. Have your choice of single, double, or triple sandwich tuckpoint diamond blades and complete your job the way you really want to. Grab a look for yourself and find the right blade size for your tools before you buy.

Get Your Tuckpointing Blades Today

Ready to begin doing your job right with the proper tuckpointing tools? We’re more than happy to help you find the right blade. Have a question or two for us? Send a message online or give us a call at (504) 581-8573. We’re more than happy to help you in your search for the best blade for your job.