"Having seen mixed reviews, I wasn't sure about durability but using it on soft old mortar, it has been excellent. Don't press too hard and let the rake do the work. I've done about 6 sq metres so far!"
"This is the tool to make life easy. Used for the first time and now wonder how i would have done the job without it. The carbide does a great job, completed a wall section about 6mtr by 5 brick high and the carbide could do with replacing as although it is getting through the mortar it is not as easy as at the start however a great tool and would buy again, this is why 4 stars for performance."
"I used this mortar rake to rake out the old mortat between the slabs in my patio, prior to repointing the slabs. The mortar rake worked extremely well and lasted a great deal longer than I expected it to do.
I did in the end assist in extending its life by taking a relief cut down the centre of the mortar line with a 9 inch angle grinder & then went back over the run with the 4 1/2 inch angle grinder with mortar rake at which point the mortar was just falling out the joints easy peasy. Would deffinately use it again & highly reccomend it to others. Not tried it on brick work but I'm sure the same principle would apply. Didn't rate the features high as it has only one but it does that one thing very well."
"This made short work of some old badly re-pointed Victorian mortar. Went through it in seconds making it easy to remove a good depth. However, up against modern cement based mortar it struggled, so I'd only recommend it for the crumbly stuff. Seems a bit pricey in that regard, but worth it."