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Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm

Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
Average Customer Rating:
3.409 out of 5
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(22 Reviews) 22
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Rating Breakdown 22 reviews
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13 of 22(59%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
Review 1 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Great Time Saver
16-Jun-2014
By
, Farnborough, Hants
"Re-pointing is not the most enjoyable job, but with this tool making it so easy, it almost is!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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great tool
09-May-2014
By
, stockport
"Prefer to use this better than a grinding disc as you can see exactly how much or little you are raking out."
Review 3 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Great tool for the job
21-Oct-2012
By
, Bicester
"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.
"
Review 4 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Brickwork grinding tool
02-Oct-2012
By
, Burton On Trent
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"this piece of kit is great for gringing out old pointing. Does the job with ease. throw away your hammer and chiesel and get this tool for your grinder."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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good mortar Rake
16-May-2012
By
, North Yorkshire
"Rakes out the mortar very quick and cleanly. Easy to use would not be without. Also got Rough Neck Mortar Gun that puts it back as quick."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Mortar Rake
03-Aug-2011
By
, Basingstoke
"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."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Decent Tool
01-Oct-2014
By
, Goole
"Chewed through old mortar prior to re-pointing. No complaints with quality or price."
Review 8 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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A good Victorian mortar munche
31-Aug-2014
By
, Surrey
"I used these to rake out Victorian lime mortar from the joints between soft Victorian bricks – 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 – 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 don’t 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."
Review 9 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Makes raking out easy
27-Aug-2014
By
, Stoke-on-Trent
"This mortar rake works well and makes the job of removing old pointing easy. To prolong the life of the mortar rake I used a disc cutter to cut the top and bottom of the old pointing. The mortar rake then removes the middle part of the pointing easily - particularly if the old pointing is soft, also you don't have to use so much sideways pressure which may lead to the rake "peg" snapping. It cleans up the joint well and excavates the pointing to about a 1 1/2 inch depth. Just be aware that the mortar rake doesn't last forever - it will wear out, but makes the job very easy. Use the Roughneck Mortar Gun to re-fill the pointing - also a wonderful tool."
Review 10 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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mortar rake
12-Aug-2014
By
, bolton
"this tool is excellent, But always use metal guide plate,& dust vacuum."
Review 11 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Mortar Rake
06-Jun-2014
By
, Leigh
"Great little device for removing brick mortar, crumbling and sound.
A good cutting length of 35mm was enough to remove adequate mortar for new joint filling.
Performed well without fault, as long as you let the tool do the cutting work and not try to force the rake through the mortar.
Will be purchasing the 100mm length for brick removals.
"
Review 12 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quite a good tool
22-Apr-2014
By
, Aberystwyth
"A good tool for raking out old crumbling mortar but don't expect it to take out anything remotely solid as it will just bounce and wear our quickly."
Review 13 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Good mortar rake tool
17-May-2012
By
, hampshire
"This tool is ideal for raking out old mortar in brick walls, fast easy to use and fits most small angle grinders."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? No
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functional for a little while
18-Oct-2014
By
, Stratford on avon
"It starts by working really well but
1) loses sharpness pretty quickly even on soft mortar
2) it's the second on in 2 weeks that I have changed
Staff at Screwfix (stratford upon avon) have been impressive with their service and promptly replaced
"
Review 15 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Dissapointing
12-Sep-2014
By
, Carrickfergus
"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."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not as good as I thought
02-Oct-2011
By
, Stockport
"didn't last as long as I thought they would. They broke at the neck when put under any kind of pressure!"
Review 17 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? No
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disappointed, poor value
03-Sep-2014
By
, london
"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."
Review 18 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Works well but wears out quick
30-Apr-2013
By
, Chesham
"The mortar rake did its job very well but wore out quickly. It showed severe wear after raking less than 4 sqm."
Review 19 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Weak as butter
26-Sep-2014
By
, Birmingham
"I bought two of these to re-point my two bed terraced. I had removed the mortar from around 8 bricks and the tool had lost all of it's grit. I fitted the second one to my grinder, and it snapped after 5 bricks worth of use. Waste of money."
Review 20 for Mortar Rake 8 x 75mm
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Total Rubbish
23-Sep-2014
By
, Northolt
""cleaned" less then a metre of joint and most of the grit surface had come off. would not mind so much but the mort was not hard and crumbling any way."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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