P C Cox Ultrapoint Pointing & Grouting Gun
Why didn't I buy one years ago
I can't believe how fast I pointed a patio using the pointing gun. A job that I thought would take a couple of hours was finished in one. You need fairly runny mortar but the gun will ensure that the mortar really fills the joints.
27 Oct 2014
It's all about the mix.
If you get the mix right this will save you hours of time and give a proffesional finish. I recomend using a paddle mixer. Have done about 10 sq mts so far and it shows no signs of wear. You must keep it clean.
14 Sep 2013
Not great for grouting
I purchased it for grouting bathroom tiles. Although this may or may not work for pointing with concrete, it does not work for grouting. After trying different consistencies of grout mixture (thick, thin, and every consistency inbetween), the mixture was simply ejected from the back of the gun when the plunger mechanism is pressed. The seal on the plunger is simply not tight enough for grout mixture. I had to revert to grouting the manual way, very dissapointing for a device that claims to do the job.
11 Aug 2013
Point, straight to the...
Excellent bit of kit. Mortar needs to be totally lump free, and use a plasticiser. Also needs to be a lot wetter than a normal pointing mix.
Too wet and it makes a mess, too dry and it clogs up the nozzle. Do take time to practise on somewhere out of sight.
7 Nov 2012