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tool for wall brick

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mykster, May 25, 2002.

  1. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    I think it was Versa-lok that had a tool to pick up the bricks, making it alot easier to lift. Will this tool work on all brands of brick, or does each manufacturer have their own tool?
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    I don't know about Versa-Lok, but Keystone had a nice one for their standard size block. It fit in the center hole and balanced the block so that it hung flat. It allowed placement of the bottom course perfectly without dragging it into place and disturbing the gravel base.
    If you do this type of wall by making the gravel base as perfect as possible rather than leveling each block, it is well worth the money. If you level each block as you go, it is not worth as much to you.
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Pave Tech/Probst makes 3 sizes of 'Slab Grabbers' for retaining wall block. They work nicely, and can be adjusted for different sizes of block.
  4. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073


    I believe the versa-lok tool is especially designed for versa-lok blocks, as it is designed to fit into the peg holes, which no other blocks have.

    Most of the others, like the slab grabbers, etc. are somewhat universal and will work on a larger variety of blocks.

  5. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Forgot to ask, what's the price for these?

  6. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277


    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Bon tool also has a few versions of the block picker upper tools too. I think they were adjustable to fit diff sizes....

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