Tools

Tools

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Nailing Guns

Hog Ring Nailing Gun and Staples For Sale. Nail guns use fasteners mounted in long strips (similar to a stick of staples) or collated in a paper or plastic carrier, depending on the design of the nailgun. Some full head nail guns, especially those used for pallet making and roofing, use long plastic or wire collated coils.


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Trowels

Trowels are necessary tools used to apply cement plaster. You should select a proper sized trowel for the project at hand. Too large or too small will make a difference. Try to go mid stream until you find which will work best for you. A square nosed pointer trowels is necessary for detail work in tight places, corner tools, inside corner and exterior corner trowels.


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Hawks

A hawk is a tool used to hold a plaster, mortar, or a similar material, so that the user can repeatedly, quickly and easily get some of that material on the tool which then applies it to a surface.


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Brushes

Brushes are very useful tools and great for clean up. It can be used to knock rough edges off, clean inside corners, put water onto the walls to clean excess plaster off windows or pipes or brush foundations. Brooms will also work when applying water. We use push brooms to knock cement clinkers off ceiling after spraying the first coat or scratch coat. Do not attempt to plaster without one!


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Floats

These floats vary from extremely hard rubber to soft sponges and are used like a trowel. These floats can be used to finish cement when a steel trowel or glass finish is not desired or softly wiping the surface of stucco or cement surface in a light circular motion.


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Darby Tools

A darby scratcher has teeth that leave scratch marks in the first coat. The second coat (brown coat) or leveling coat holds better to the scratch coat. Once complete, a different darby tool is used to level and smooth the second coat of Portland cement.


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Mud Board

The board is used to hold cement mortar mix or pre-mixed stucco. The plasterer then moves the cement off the board with a trowel onto the hawk. The plasterer then applies the cement to the 3-d panel wall surface.


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A-Frame Scaffold

Scaffolding, also called scaffold [1] or staging,[2] is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man made structures.

We use wood planks, straight braces, x braces, and walk thru frames.


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Mud Stand

A mud stand used to hold cement mortar or stucco. A flat board will be set on top of the stand. The board size is approximately three feet square and is usually made of plywood.


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Walk Thru Frame Set

Make masonry work safer and more efficient with different heights of walk thru frames and legs. The legs have holes for pins. The first row of frames is set level by adjusting the height of legs.


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Buckets

A bucket to hold water and tools is a good tool to have and very necessary.