What is a line pin?

     
     
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A line pin (also called a "brick pin") is a metal rod usually with a pointed, leaf-shaped blade and a flat button head. 

 
     
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Line pins are typically found in pairs as they are most commonly used as anchor points for a brick line.

 
     
   

What are line pins used for?

 
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Line pins are inserted into a brick course or staked into the ground, and a brick line (string) is wrapped around and stretched taut between the two points and used as a reference or guide line.

 
     
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Because of the shape of a line pin you can insert and secure them between stones.

 
     
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Or they can even be hammered directly into set mortar.

 
     
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