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What are the parts of a line pin?

     
     
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Leaf-shaped blade 

 
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The spatulate leaf-shaped blade allows the line pin to be easily inserted and secured in a course of brickwork. The flat, leaf-shaped blade also stops the pin turning as the string is tightened.

 
         
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A typical line pin has a tapered, leaf-shaped blade that has been tempered to increase its strength and to prevent it bending. The blade also has a strong, sharp point with ground edges, making it easy to drive it into a wall.

 
         
     

Solid shaft

 
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Line pins are made from a single piece of solid metal (usually steel) for increased strength. The solid shaft promotes stability and decreases the chance of it bending when under strain.

 
         
     

Flat button head

 
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A line pin’s flat button head gives you a larger surface area to strike with a hammer, and also acts as a barrier to keep the line in place.

 
         

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