Has anyone any experience of using the Pointmaster pointing tool -
it's a giant plastic syringe in to which you put mortar and then use
it so squirt the mortar into the gaps between your bricks or pavinging
The video on their website makes it look quite impressive.
Having done a bit of pointing the old fashioned way and found it slow
and messy I think I might give it a try
Waste of time imho. I bought a Durgun pointing tool and managed to
break it after a few goes. The consistency of the mortar is vital
because if it dries out as it goes through the nozzle then your
stuffed. I think thats how I managed to break the handle off as was a
bit too brutish.
Its easier to point using a plasterers hawk and divvy mortar into
small strips with a small trowel.
ISTR that this sort of thing was used on one of the Grand Designs shows.
But from memory I think it was lime mortar in that case - maybe that stuff
is more fluid (compared to cement based) and better suited to this method of
My understanding its that this device is more successful than previous
types because it works at a relatively low pressure and so the water
doesn't all get squeezed out of the mortar. They recommend that you
use mortar platiciser too.
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