Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Hand Tools >> Hand Floats
The name float refers to a finishing tool that cement works and plasters use. it is sometimes called a trowel, but that is a different tool altogether.
The floats above from the top down are:
A steel float that has very useful feature of a pointed end.
A steel float again, this time with a handle.
This particular float is a steel one used by a free form swimming pool builder. The rounded corners and it's flexibility make it useful when working on curved surfaces.
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