Pro Tip: How to Tie a Mason Line Knot

Tying a tight line is an essential skill for any concrete worker. Learn the easiest way to tie a mason line knot here.

Being able to tie a taut line is an essential skill for any mason. Here’s how to tie a temporary knot in a taught line in just a few easy steps:

  1. Take two fingers and twirl the line around them three-to-four times.
  2. Then, take the loop that you’ve created and hook it onto the screw or nail in your board.
  3. Grab the spool while pulling, to make the line taut.
  4. Pull the spool across and hang it from the nail.
  5. To release, pull the spool back over and give it a tug.

To view this technique in action, watch the video below:

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