Roughneck Brick Mortar Gun
Never used one of these before but what a great bit of kit; even if you only use it once it has to be worth it.
Well done Screwfix!!
18 Jun 2015
What am I doing wrong?
Having read the excellent reviews and with 100 feet of Victorian garden wall to re-point, I bought the mortar gun and a pot of Cementone ready mixed mortar.
It worked briefly for about 2 feet (brilliant) then the trigger was impossible to pull and just leaked water. The mortar was hard and compacted inside the tube, so remixed and refilled it and the same thing happened three times more.
I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, just don't know what...
15 Jun 2015
Not fit for purpose
Filled this mortar gun with a ready mixed mortar, also added plasticiser, made it fairly runny. It worked great for about 30 secounds!
9 Jun 2015
Handy little tool
I got this to just point between a new patio. At first it wouldnt work, used a 3:1 mix and the gun just pushed out the water and was left with a hard mix (very hard to squeeze the trigger handle). In fact the handle cracked and bent. After looking on here for the reviews plasticiser is key. Empted the gun redid the mix with plasticiser and it flows like butter. No need for any excessive pressure. Works a treat and smashed the job in half the time.
1 Jun 2015