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Brick tongs vs. brick hods

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Brick tongs and Brick hods are both used today to help lift and carry bricks or blocks. You need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each in order to decide which to use.

Brick tongs and brick hods are both used today to help lift and carry bricks or blocks. You need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each in order to decide which to use.

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Brick tongs

The brick tongs advantages are it is made of heavy duty steel, you carry tongs away from your body meaning less risk of injuring yourself. It is has an electroplated finish, so it gives resistance to abrasion, protection against corrosion and visually attractive finish and finally it is easy to use.

Advantages

  • Made of heavy duty steel
  • You carry tongs away from your body meaning less risk of injuring yourself
  • Either an electroplated or powder painted finish provides protection against corrosion
  • Easy to use
More brick tongs advantages are it is comfortable, carries 6-11 bricks, it is adjustable and locks and secures bricks.
  • Carries between 6 to 11 bricks
  • Locks bricks or blocks in place so it is suitable for restricted areas
  • Soft grip handle for comfort on various tongs
  • Adjustable length
Brick tongs disadvantages.

Disadvantages

  • Only carries bricks and blocks not other materials
  • Limited to between 6 – 11 bricks, no more, no less

Brick hods

A brick hods advantages are that it carries between 4 to 12 bricks, carries other construction materials and it is made from heavy duty plastic.

Advantages

  • Carries up to 12 bricks depending on the strength of the user
  • Can carry other construction materials such as mortar
  • Heavy duty plastic and aluminium
The brick hod allows materials to be transported to restricted areas and two people can lift for a heavier load.
  • Transports material to restricted areas
  • Two people can lift if it is a heavier load
Brick hod disadvantages are it can be difficult to use, can be dangerous if not used correctly and the number of bricks/material depends on the weight the user can lift.

Disadvantages

  • Can be difficult to use
  • Can be dangerous if not used properly
  • The number of bricks depends on the weight the user can bear
More disadvantages for a brick hod are it can be uncomfortable on shoulder, not adjustable and bricks are loose and not secure.
  • Has to be lifted and carried on your shoulder with a long handle so it can be uncomfortable
  • Not adjustable
  • Bricks and other material are loose and not secured
 you want to purchase one of these tools, Wonkee Donkee recommends the safer, more comfortable option which is the brick tongs. As they both do the same job and carry around the same amount of bricks the tongs make this much easier as the brick hod can be difficult and dangerous to use.

Wonkee Donkee says…

If you want to purchase one of these tools, Wonkee Donkee recommends choosing the tool that will best suit your needs.

A hod is ideal for carrying bricks to another level, while the brick tongs are more suitable for transporting bricks to and from an area.

Bricks tongs and hods prices are not far apart, however, the hod comes as two separate parts, meaning it may cost you a little more. Brick tongs and brick hod prices are similar and they are both tools that will last making sure you get your moneys worth.

Whether you are simply doing a bit of DIY at home or working on site they can both save time and effort.

If you’re in the trade, or going to do a lot of brick moving, invest in both. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!