Fleet (tool)

Fleet : a tool used in masonry similar to a trowel , consisting of a rectangular-shaped board, not more than 30 cm long and with a wooden handle on top. The edges of this sheet form an angle that allows better access to the corners of walls and ceilings . It serves to spread the mortar on the surface of the wall , floor and ceiling for the fine-tuning of the plaster or pañete .

Since ancient times, the finishing of surfaces with and without formwork , such as facades , walls , ceilings , floors and slabs, has demanded the use of various continuous coatings , either for protection and beautification or to prepare the surface with a view to a further treatment. These continuous coatings can be carried out both manually and mechanically by using cement mortar , lime , plaster , synthetic resins and others. All these types of coatingsinvolve the use of various tools , among which is the fleet of timber , also known as rub , trowel and as a float . With this tool you can rub or float , an operation that consists of pressing a surface in a circular motion, above the coating , but without exerting too much pressure, but rubbing and applying water to the surface to achieve better compaction.


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  • 1 Types of wood fleets
  • 2 Dimensions
  • 3 Use
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Types of wood fleets

According to their geometric shape, they can be:

  • Rectangular
  • Trapezoidal


The most commercialized dimensions currently are:

  • 20 x 13 x 7.9 cm
  • 26 x 13 x 7.9 cm
  • 30 x 14 x 7.9 cm


Its use in masonry is intended to finish or finish the different types of plasters or coatings on walls , floors and ceilings , in the interest of achieving better compaction of the mortar


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