Terms of the Trade: What Is a Brick Hammer? Terms of the Trade: What Is a Brick Hammer?
A brick hammer, also known as a stonemason's hammer, is useful in the demolition or removal of brick because it essentially serves two purposes. The chisel end of the hammer scores along the brick or stone and is perfect for chipping off small parts. The more traditional hammer end is useful for breaking the brick or stone in half or for cutting off larger chunks.