The (fluted) plugging chisel is designed for removing old mortar from brickwork during a process known as “repointing”. The tool is shaped to facilitate this, and the “flute” (grooved part) of the chisel is designed to allow any remains to be removed.
Why do we use a plugging chisel to remove old and deteriorated mortar in historic brick preservation work? Watch the video below to learn more.
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- Plugging chisel
- Mash hammer
Are you interested in learning more about the tools of the masonry trades? Check out Dominic’s video on trowels, hammers, and chisels.