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What are the parts of a plasterer’s hawk?

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Diagram of cream plastic plasterer's hawk parts

The board (or plate)

Metal plasterer's hawk with grooved face The board (or plate) of a plasterer’s hawk is the part onto which users load quantities of mortar or plaster.

The handle

On the underside of the plate is a sturdily-fixed handle used to carry the hawk. This can be separate and screwed on, or moulded as one with the hawk.

For more information, please see our page: What are the different types of plasterer’s hawk?