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Masonry trowel

A trowel is a small hand tool used for digging, applying, smoothing, or moving small amounts of viscous or particulate material. Common varieties include the masonry trowel, garden trowel, and float trowel.

A power trowel is a much larger gasoline or electrically powered walk-behind device with rotating paddles used to finish concrete floors.

Hand tool

Garden trowel
Garden trowel
Ceremonial bricklayer's trowel used in laying one of the foundation stones of the commencement column of the Federal Capital city of Canberra in 1913
Ceremonial bricklayer's trowel used in laying one of the foundation stones of the commencement column of the Federal Capital city of Canberra in 1913
Pointing trowel used in an archaeological excavation
Pointing trowel used in an archaeological excavation

Numerous forms of trowel are used in masonry, concrete, and drywall construction, as well as applying adhesives such as those used in tiling and laying synthetic flooring. Masonry trowels are traditionally made of forged carbon steel, but some newer versions are made of cast stainless steel,[citation needed] which has longer wear and is rust-free. These include:

US Navy personnel using float trowels to smooth freshly poured concrete
US Navy personnel using float trowels to smooth freshly poured concrete

Other forms of trowel include:

See also

References

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