Rated 4 out of 5Â by Screwboy 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.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by GLR1 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.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by onthejob 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome pointing tool
An essential tool for pointing any wall. Enables you to force in mortar deep in to the brick joint for a strong and long lasting pointing joint.
You need to make your mix more "sloppy" than normal and use plenty of plasticizer (I use washing up liquid) but this is fine as you still get a fine finish.
Can be a bit messy and wasteful of your mortar mix but the benefit of getting a rapid deep fill more than makes up for this.