Pointmaster - Pointing Iron 

Pointmaster pointing irons, also known as tooling or compression irons, help the bricklayer to create strong and durable mortar joints of consistent quality and cosmetic appearance. The Wheeled Tool can be used in conjunction with the Raking Stud to prepare space for a pointing mortar, before the introduction of the Finishing Iron; alternatively, the Finishing Iron can be deployed directly to compress and profile the new-built joint. Four joint profiles are available - Recessed Joints of 8 mm and 10 mm width; Weatherstruck Joints; Bucket Handle Joints. With the wheels fitted, the system ensures pressure applied to the joint is consistent, hence less likelihood of the finished joint displaying variable characteristics when dry. The wheels can easily be removed for free-hand working.

Compressing the mortar minimises the possibility of voids which would be a source a weakness. The compressed or 'rubbed' surface also reduces the opportunity for the ingress of moisture, both on the face of the joint and where it has been compacted against the brickwork. Coupled with this, mortar joints are usually profiled. Whilst this produces a more consistent and attractive finish, many of the profiles provide beneficial water shedding and sealing properties. A properly compressed (sealed) joint will have maximum integrity, greater resistance to weathering and be less prone to discolouration.


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