Rated 1 out of 5 Waste of time and money
If your thinking of buying this DON'T! Go and spend spend an extra Â£15 and get a diamond disc mortar rake. This pile of rubbish lasted 10 minutes before there was was no rough area left on the bit. Soon as I get the time this will be going back!!!!!
17 Sep 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by JonathanMcB Dissapointing
This will get you into areas that a cutting disc cant reach however its not very durable and you will wear out one in no time.
My advice is save this for the hard to reach bits and use a cutting disc for the rest.
12 Sep 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by aquadon disappointed, poor value
Although performed marginally better than the silverline version (they were just a waste of time), it didn't last as long as I would have hoped, and for it to cost 2-3 times as much its just poor value. I was using it on very hard mortar joints though. In the end I had to use the mortar rake disc to take out the bulk before finishing with this rake.
3 Sep 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HandyAsh A good Victorian mortar munche
I used these to rake out Victorian lime mortar from the joints between soft Victorian bricks â they are ideal for the job. They will also cut through these soft bricks if required (but why would you) but they are not really suitable for modern cement mortar, which they will cut very slowly while wearing out quickly. They are much better than a cutting disk for the perps because there is no danger of accidentally cutting into the bricks above or below.
Consider them as consumables like cutting disks â I found that they last for around 500 bricks on average before the abrasive wears off. If you get kick-backs from hitting hard objects or from rattling around in the joint the abrasive end of the tool can snap off prematurely, but not as prematurely as one I bought from another place that had better remain nameless. For this reason I would suggest that the manufacturers incorporate a curved fillet rather than a sharp angle to avoid the stress-rise weak point between the base and the working end of the tool. With this I would have given five stars.
Of course this tool generates clouds of dust and grit, enough to kill a cheap angle grinder if you donât take care to avoid it getting sucked into the motor. Don't ask me how I know this.
Overall a good tool that I would use again.
31 Aug 2014