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Are there any alternatives to line pins?

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Impact resistant, Line pins, brick pins, bricklayers tools, builders pins, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use line pins If you don’t have any line pins there are a few alternatives and quick fixes you can use. Have a read below and get in the know.

Nails

Impact resistant, Line pins, brick pins, bricklayers tools, builders pins, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use line pins A sturdy nail is a fair replacement for a line pin, though they lack the spatulate leaf-shaped blade so keeping them in secure position without them turning may be more difficult.

Line blocks

Line Block Impact resistant, Line pins, brick pins, bricklayers tools, builders pins, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use line pins Line blocks can be used to secure a brick line to wall, or take a brick line around a 90 degree angle. For ease of use, and for keeping the line taut, having a line pin at the opposite end of your line as an initial anchor point is advised.

For more information on line blocks, see: What is a line block?

Mason’s clamps

Mason's clamps Line pin, brick line, line blocks, bricklaying, stone wall, masonry, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use line pins Mason’s clamps are handy tools that can be attached to a brick course so that a brick line can be suspended between the two points. Not that these are designed for use on breeze-blocks and may be difficult to to fit onto standard sized red bricks.

Corner post profiles

Corner post profiles, Line pin, brick line, line blocks, bricklaying, stone wall, masonry, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use line pins Corner post profiles are essentially metal posts that you can secure to a corner of brickwork and to which you can attach a brick line. The post has an adjustable line holder that you can raise as your brick wall progresses.