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The Pnu-Point Pointing and Grouting Tool saves time, makes money: if you point, you need a Pnu-Point!


The Pnu-Point Pointing Tool saves:

  • on labour time and cost

  • on subcontract cost

  • on site cost

  • on material wastage

  • on mess

The Pnu-Point Pointing Tool improves:

  • your hand over programme

  • the quality of work and finish

and most significantly your profit.

 

The Pnu-Point Pointing Tool will:

  • recover its purchase price in the first few days of use

  • Increase your profits

  • make you more competitive

  • enble to undercut your competitors

  • win better quality, premium charging work

 

 

Brickwork

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In the UK, typically the price that can be asked for repointing a square metre of standard brick work is around £30.00. Mechanical pointing franchises charge much more than this.

If half the time spent in doing the complete job is spent in raking out and preparing the area to be repointed and the remaining time spent in pointing, then the cost of pointing is around £15 per square metre.

Typically using traditional pointing methods a good tradesman will point about 10 to 12 square metres of brickwork per day. Hence the tradesman earns about £120 to £150 per day.

If he can do this faster, and the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool will enable him to be at least 4 times faster, then instead of earning £120 to £150 day he can earn £440 to £600 per day! Pointing then changes from being an infill job that nobody wants to do to a popular money making business.

The cost of the Pnu-Point pointing Tool can be recovered in the first day of pointing.

Stonework

Stone and Brick

Using traditional methods, pointing of stone work is often slower to point than brick work, frequently the joints are deeper and wider and as a result a price permium can be charged. With the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool stone work can be pointed even faster and more effectively than brickwork, the worse the condition of the stone work the more effective the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool.

Pointing stonework with the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool will be an even more money making activity than pointing brickwork.

The cost of the Pnu-Point pointing Tool can be recovered in the first day of pointing.

 

 

Paving

Pointing paving by hand is a tedious, back ache inducing task. With the Pnu-Pointing Tool it is fast, easy and clean. On typical paving one fill of the Pnu-Point pointing Tool will point about four to five linear metres. This will take about two minutes! Customers tell us that their paving costs are reduced by half when they use use the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool.

The cost of the Pnu-Point pointing Tool can be recovered in the first day of pointing.

 

Can you afford not to have a Pnu-Point?

To read about some of our customers who are benefitting from using their Pnu-Point pointing tools Click here

 

 

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The Tool

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The Pnu-Point Tool.

History

In 2002 three guys were repointing a 200 year old farm building: they had invested in a mechanical electric powered pointing tool. With it they were able to double their pointing rate- when it worked. But unfortunately it didn't work very often. It took an age to unblock if a stone got stuck in the auger; drills burnt out with alarming regularity; bearings wore our; the auger wore out; but when it worked it was good! So the guys were convinced that mechanical pointing was the was to go to make profit out of pointing. There just had to be a better way.

They realised they had to eliminate the causes of breakdown, something simple was required, with as few moving, wearing parts as possible. They tried the manual "mastic gun" approach, but pistons cause friction and hence wear. and were very hard on the wrist. So this approach was disgarded. A peumatic powered mastic gun was the next attempt, but wear on the piston and segregation of water from the mortar caused by the pressure led to failure.

Finally the idea of a vertical tool with the mortar being its own piston was tried and it worked like a dream! The Pnu-Point Pointing tool was here!

In 2003 Pnu-Point Ltd was founded, patents were obtained, tools designed and the first Pnu-Point sold.

 

 

The Pnu-Point Tool

 

 

The body of the tool is roto moulded from polyethalyne. This makes it virtually indestructable and also easy to clean, as nothing stcks to to it. The standard lid is injection moulded polyvinal choride (PVC), another inert plastic material, but stiffer and stronger than polyethalyne. Nozzles are injected moulded nylon with stainless steel inserts. The valves are stock items, chosed for their durabillity and ease of purchase. Fastenings are stainless steel.

The design materials and components are all selected for durability and longevity: the Pnu-Point is incredibly reliable and long lived.

 

The Pnu-Point Tool is supplied with a set of nozzles, spare gaskets and O rings, O ring lubricant, full instructions, all packed in a durable aluminium tool box. We want happy customers so we offer a full year's warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

Advantages of the Pnu-Point Pointing Tool

The tool is:

  • Quick and easy to fill, use and clean
  • light and well balanced
  • no vibration
  • at least five times faster than manual methods
  • used with cement and lime mortars
  • used with high performance mortars
  • fills the joints from the back so all joints are fully fuilled
  • no bleed of mortar onto the face of the job
  • no wearing parts

Uses of the Pnu-Point Point Pointing Tool

The Pnu-Point pressure pointing tool is used by:

  • general builders (masons in the US) for renovation and repair
  • specialist pointing (tuck-pointing in the US) contractors
  • paving contractors
  • landscape gardeners
  • specialist brick slip cladding installers.

The Pnu-Point pressure pointing tool is used to point (tuck point) the brickwork and stone work of:

  • domestic properties with cement or lime mortars
  • commercial properties with cement or lime mortars
  • bridges, tunnels, chimneys and other civil engineering projects using high strength mortars
  • sea walls
  • paving of all sorts

A increasingly important application is the pointing of brick slips for building cladding, both on site and in factory situations.

Essential Requirements for the Pnu-Point Tool

The Pnu-Point point tool is powered by compressed air, the recommended minimum compressor specification is:

  • 1 KW (11/2 HP) motor
  • 20 litre (1 gallon) air storage tank
  • free air delivery of .15 m3 / min ( 5 cu ft /min )

The compressor must be able to be regulated down to 2 bar (30 PSI)

The Pnu-Point tool is fitted with a 1/4 inch bsp PCI quick release fitting as standard, but other quick release fittings can be supplied on request.

A compressor as specified will run for about one minute in five, well within its duty cycle and hence will run cool and be reliable and long lived. It also makes for a quiet environment!

 

If you would like to read about the savings that can be made when pointing with the Pnu-Point click here

 

 

 

 

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Click the link below for the Recommended Mortars Guide

 

Recommended Mortars Guide

 

Click the link below for Page 1 Of The Pnu-Point Instructions for use.

 

Page 1 Instructions

 

Click the link below for Page 1 Of The Pnu-Point Instructions for use.

 

Page 2 Instructions

 

Click the link below for the Problem Solving Guide

 

Problem Solving

 

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