"I was skeptical of the cost when compared to the higher priced mortar rakes. But the rake has done what it said it would do. Remove mortar. It has done about 600 linear meters of mortar rakinging to various depths, hitting stones and bricks, and throwing the grinder back a few times, and it is still going strong. Sure, missing a bit of tungsten now, but worth the money. Wore out a cheap grinder before I wore out the bit."
"After reading some feedback on bits breaking I had concerns on how it would work. It is perfect I am removing pebbledash from house and have some damaged bricks. Cuts round bricks with ease for quick removal. Will order another just incase it snaps as I would not want to be without one."
"Love the idea of this tool and in fareness they do what you want them to do but. Ive had 2 of these now. I've been removing bricks to install a damp course and clear a loaded cavity and both snapped on me due to fatigue. The second one i was using very gently because the 1st snapped but it did the same. Not buying another one sorry. Both snapped at the but before it starts to widen out. Must be a week point.
Unless the mortar is particularly week, i wouldn't trust one to last very long anymore."
"This product worked well for a while, but dispite the fact the mortar was very soft and I was being very careful having read previous reviews the bit snapped as it joins the main shaft so will probably not be buying another one."
"Raker shaft sheared off at the threaded boss after use on two bricks, which it seems others have experienced. Only bought it to remove four bricks from chimney stack, but had to revert back to hammer and chisel. At current price, will not get another to see if this was a one-off fault. TC bladed rakers worked fine for removing 15mm depth of grout for repointing."