"Regular flat chisels were destroying my thermalite block as I tried to remove old dot-n-dab (which is harder than the thermalite !!). This scutch comb saved the weekend for me and allowed me to 'persuade' the dot-n-dab off with out bring too much thermailte off too.
You'll still get some damage, but the scutch allows a more controlled job of crumbling the adhesive rather than trying break off huge chunks"
"Wow, extremely happy with this insert bit I was a bit apprehensible at first due to the price but i had a lot of tile adhesive to remove and my normal spade chisel was taking ages. definitely worth the money worked a treat and saved my labourer a month of hand arm vibration !!!!!! very happy"
"I use this chisel to prepare the brick / block for back boxes, what a breeze! I still stitch drill, more for finish than need and a standard chisel to get out the bulk but then use the scutch to finish off. It leaves a good flat finish which makes the fitting and levelling of boxes so much quicker and easier. Does require a tad of time on engineering brick, but then, what doesn't? I've had no issues with the scutch getting too warm and comb becoming loose but that is possibly due to my use of varying cutting tools for the task."
"At first I was put off with the price, but so many good reports I had to try it. I made a mistake waiting, this thing chews thru stuff so easy saves it's price on one job by the time saved. Yes it does get hot but take a brew and it's ready again."
"Was looking for an alternative to a standard sds flat chisel and came across this, a little pricey but reading reviews thought I would give it a go. I was removing plaster from all my internal brick walls and it was night and day compared to the standard sds flat chisel. The teeth really help it get flush with the brickwork,didn't leave any bits behind and I would say it was twice as fast.also I really noticed a lot less vibration in the hands which enabled me to carry on longer. I did experience the comb coming loose but it was after at least an hours use, just tapped it back straight with a hammer,left it for 10mins while I cleared up and went back to it. Even come across some cement rendered patches and it took these apart too. Great tool"
"This was an extremly usefull tool when I had to remove crumbling self leveling screed from my garage floor, prior to having this tool I was using a hammer and chisel which was extremley hard work to say the least. Well worth the money & justified having the SDS drill with rotary stop too!"
"Well I purchased this for chasing walls & removing plaster from brick... Being an electrician and using a hammer and bolster far too long I thought I'd give this a go... at fisrt its brilliant, and after reading Armeg's usage policy.... then I suppose it would work as intended. but 15 minutes use the shaft heats up and expands meaning the comb falls out, moves. if you use this for 10-13 mins its fine, allow to cool and continue then it's ok...
"Is a great piece of equipment to attach to your SDS plus drill. Cuts very neat and precise areas whether small or large. Have to make sure you dont lean on a corner of the comb as it can move in the holder. Just needs a good whack with a hammer to put in place!"
"This attachment is good for those of us that are habitually using the scutch hammer, particularly whilst removing the top coat from lime plaster as it to be found in C19th houses. It saved my wrist and the time saved using the chisel action on an sds was significant. But there is a diownside. The head does heat up and so the grip on the scutch comb holder reduces leading to the scutch falling out or moving down the groove of the attachment . To compensate turn the attachment through 180 degrees periodically. The life of the scutch comb is a little limited, but a pack of five managed to remove 384 sqm of surface very quickly."
"I bought one of these to cut out socket boxes. I didn't fancy spending £100 odd quid on a box cutter, firstly because of the price, and secondly because I was worried the box cutter would demolish the entire wall. The £30 purchase price is not exactly cheap, but the tool was a revelation. You can cut incredibly accurately with this tool, and due to the combed teeth, it doesn't skate around all over the place when you first offer the drill to the wall. I had never cut out a socket box before and I managed 7 double ones in about 3 hours, probably hopelessly slow by pro standards, but I was pretty pleased.
It offers excellent find control allowing you to shave off a few mm here and there without making a complete pigs ear of your wall.
The only drawback is that the actual chisel is not a brilliant fit in the bit (I think the chisels are hardened steel and form a sort of "interference fit" which gets wedged into place). The led to me losing a chisel down my wall cavity - luckily replacements are under a fiver for 5 so I won't lose too much sleep over that.
Overall a very useful tool that's a pleasure to use."
"I bought this to remove a horrible rough render on the front of a house that had been put over the original Tyrolean render. I had used normal SDS chisels before and they were OK but I was hoping this would be quicker on the really tough bits. To start with it probably was but as a previous reviewer has said, once it warms up, after about 10 minutes constant use, the metal jaw expands and the comb moves sideways and eventually drops out. Perhaps not really designed for my particular job. It is indeed great for chasing channels once you've cut the sides with a disc, very quick and tidy."
"The chisel removed the material without any problem. Removal of the chisel from the drill was almost impossible. The shaft of the chisel had thickened with the use over 1.5 days. I was lucky not to have damaged my drill chuck."