Difference Between Caulking and Fullering

 

Caulking:

  • It is used to obtain leak proof joints.
  • This operation is carried out by using narrow blunt tool called caulking tool.
  • In this process, a narrow blunt tool called caulking tool, about 5 mm thick and 38 mm in breadth, is used.
  • The edge of the tool is ground to an angle of 80°.
  • The tool is moved after each blow along the edge of the plate, which is planed to a bevel of 75° to 80° to facilitate the forcing down of edge
  • Surface finish obtained is less compared to fullering.
  • More risk of damaging the plates.
Caulking
Caulking Tool

Fullering:

  • It is used to obtain leak proof joints.
  • It is carried out by using fullering tools.
  • The thickness of tool is equal to the thickness of the plate.
  • It is gives clean surface finish.
  • Less risk of damaging the plates.
Fullering
Fullering Tool
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