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Plasterer's corner trowel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plasterers-corner-trowel?lang=nl>
Plasterer's finishing trowel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plasterers-finishing-trowel?lang=nl>
Plasterer's margin trowel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plasterers-margin-trowel?lang=nl>
Plasterer's ornamental tool
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plasterers-ornamental-tool?lang=nl>
Plasterer's trowel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plasterers-trowel?lang=nl>
Plastic sheet cutting knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plastic-sheet-cutting-knife?lang=nl>
Plate tongs
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plate-tongs?lang=nl>
Plate-rack for bucket
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plate-rack-for-bucket?lang=nl>
Plate-shears
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plate-shears?lang=nl>
Pliers for circlips
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pliers-for-circlips?lang=nl>
Pliers for cutting rings
These pliers are used to saw through a glued ring, which for example cannot be removed with soap or wire, without damaging the skin. There are also models for left-handers. More technical information on the Dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Plough gauge
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plough-gauge?lang=nl>
Plough staff
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plough-staff?lang=nl>
Plumber bobbins
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/754?lang=nl>
Plumber's iron
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/plumbers-iron?lang=nl>
Pocket knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pocket-knife?lang=nl>
Pointed chisel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pointed-chisel?lang=nl>
Pointing sword (bricklayer)
The pointing sword (1) is a stonemason's hand tool that was used when placing large blocks of natural stone. These blocks are not placed in mortar like bricks, they are placed on wooden blocks after which the mortar is applied between the stone blocks using this tool (2). The vertical joints are also filled in this way. The large notches on both sides therefore serve to push the mortar forward between the stone blocks. The thin metal blade can be attached in line with the wooden straight handle or form an angle with it. The blade is doubly serrated in shape, with large notches facing forward. The length of the joint sword depends on the dimensions of the masonry that you want to build with it. The pointing sword is similar to the slate ripper but the blade is thinner, the notches are directed forward and the handle does not end in a hook. [MOT] (1) Translation of 'voegzwaard' in Dutch. The proper name in English is yet unknown. (2) Trade catalogue MM. Civet, Crouet, Gautier & Co: Exploitation...
Pointing trowel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pointing-trowel?lang=nl>
Poker
Iron round or flat rod (approx. 40-100 cm) with a pointed end, bent or not bent, which is used to start the fire in a fireplace, in a stove, a heating boiler or an oven. Usually the poker ends in a hook or a ring with which it can be hung. For the fireplace or the kettle, there are sets with a poker, an oven-rake, a fire shovel (stoker) and clinker tongs or a pair of fire tongs. [MOT]
Polishing bone
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/polishing-bone?lang=nl>
Polishing iron
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/polishing-iron?lang=nl>
Polishing iron (bookbinder)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/polishing-iron-bookbinder?lang=nl>
Polka hammer
The polka hammer is a relatively light (1.7 to 2.5 kg) hand tool with one or two horizontal cuts to work softer stone types. Often used for surface finishing of panels and reliefs. For more technical information, see the Dutch page. [MOT]
Post hole digger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/post-hole-digger?lang=nl>
Pot lifter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pot-lifter?lang=nl>
Potato crusher
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/potato-crusher?lang=nl>
Potato fork
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/potato-fork?lang=nl>
Potato grater
Elongated (approx. 50 cm long; approx. 20 cm wide), convex grater with fairly coarse triangular pierced holes with which raw potatoes are grated. It is cut semicircular on one short side; on the other short side it has a handle. The grated potatoes were mixed with flour, eggs and bacon to make a kind of pancake. [MOT]
Potato lifting fork
Potatoes can be harvested with a garden spade, a hoe, a potato harvester or a potato lifting fork. The latter has 3 to 4 wide and flat or, in cross section, triangular teeth with pointed ends (approx. 20-30 cm long), which are attached to a wooden T or D handle (approx. 1 m) . To scoop potatoes, a potato fork is used, the teeth of which are much closer together and end in balls so as not to damage the potatoes. Can be distinguished from the digging fork. See also dung fork. [MOT]
Potato masher
Kitchen utensil that can be used to crush potatoes and other vegetables. It consists of a round, possibly convex, wooden disc with a stem. With this, the boiled potatoes are pressed through the holes of a colander. The tool can also work in a puree strainer and then its shape is adapted to it (1). In addition to the wooden puree masher, there are also metal models, made of iron, aluminum or sheet iron. With these tools, with an open stamping part, you no longer have to work in a colander or a sieve. See also potato masher (cattle). [MOT] (1) Eg. LUCAS s.d .: 26.
Potato masher (cattle)
After the potatoes, turnips, beets and vegetables, which will be used as animal feed, have been transferred from the kettle in which they were cooked (see potato spoon) to a tub, they are crushed with a potato masher. The potato masher is a wooden or iron stamper in all shapes. It can be a round piece of wood, thinner at the top than at the bottom. It can also be a round grid (approx. Diam. 13-15 cm) that is connected to the stem (approx. 55-80 cm) via a fork-shaped intermediate piece (approx. 20-25 cm). Sometimes the masher is also forged in the shape of an S. See also the potato masher to make puree. [MOT]
Potato planter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/potato-planter?lang=nl>
Potato ricer
Potatoes can be mashed more easily into puree with a potato ricer. The boiled potatoes are placed in the container and the tongs are squeezed shut. The potatoes are pressed through the holes of the ricer. See also the puree strainer. [MOT]
Poultry shears
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/poultry-shears?lang=nl>
Pressure pad during soldering
(1) Proper name yet unknown.
Priest
The priest is a light (approx. 150 gr) bat-shaped hand tool of about 30 cm long made of wood, copper or plastic and with or without a widened (diam. approx. 3-4 cm) end (length approx. 6-12 cm) which is often weighted with lead. With a priest, the angler gives the caught fish a short, hard blow to the head to switch off the brain. This either to kill the fish immediately or to stun it before killing it with another technique, such as slitting its throat, for example. The handle is also used in the same way on some folding fishing knives. [MOT]
Priming tool
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/priming-tool?lang=nl>
Print tongs
Negatives and prints of photos can be easily grasped with these print tongs. It consists of a U-shape that is squeezed shut. Sometimes both arms are also linked halfway by a hinge and a spring keeps the tool open. It is very similar to pancake tongs. [MOT]
Pritchel
After cutting a groove (see splitting chisel) and forming the nail holes in the horseshoe (see this stamp hammer), the farrier uses a horseshoe pritchel to punch through or enlarge the holes. The horseshoe pritchel is a long (approx. 25-40 cm) iron chisel that ends in a small rectangular (approx. 3 mm by 1.5 mm) point. See also the clinch cutter. [MOT]
Probang (cattle)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/probang-cattle?lang=nl>
Probe
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/probe?lang=nl>
Pruning knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pruning-knife?lang=nl>
Pruning saw
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pruning-saw?lang=nl>
Pruning saw on a shaft
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pruning-saw-on-a-shaft?lang=nl>
Pruning shears
The pruning shears are used to prune shrubs and vines, to pick flowers, etc. Nowadays they usually replace the pruning knife. It is often used by the basket maker in place of the curved knife to cut the twigs. The hand tool consists of two levers of the first type, which revolve around a spindle placed about one third of their length. The arms of about 15 cm are straight or slightly bent outwards. To keep the tool in place when not in use, a metal hook or leather ring is attached to the end of an arm; on recent models these have sometimes been replaced by a right next to the hub. During work, the scissors pop open thanks to a spring. The two curved blades of about 5 cm lie in the same plane as the arms (cf. thorn-hedge shears). One of these is usually thick and blunt today; the gardener must always ensure that the cutting blade is on the side of the trunk to obtain a smooth cut. On some recent models, a notch in one of the blades allows thin iron wire to be cut. There are also pruning...
Pulverizer
Iron, copper or plastic syringer with reservoir (0.250 - 0.5 l), which works by negative pressure: the air jet created by the pump sucks up the liquid and spreads it in very fine droplets. The sprayer is used to moisten the leaves of plants and to apply a pesticide against parasites, fungi, weeds or flies. See also the syringer for flowers. [MOT]
Pumice stone
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pumice-stone?lang=nl>
Pump auger
Information about these tools and the experiment in 2019 to hollow an oak and compose a wooden water pump can be read on these pages. [MOT]
Pump drill
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/pump-drill?lang=nl>