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Grinders for Removing Mortar Ambleside

Small disc grinders are indispensable for repair contractors in Ambleside who do a lot of masonry repointing. These electric-powered right angle grinders allow hardened mortar to be cut out quickly and efficiently.

C P Lishman Ltd
01539 433681
29 Kingfield
Ambleside
 
Cook & Lakin
01539 433209
4 Kelsick Road
Ambleside
 
A W Bowness Ltd
01539 433375
Colwith Orchard
Ambleside
 
J M Kellett
01539 436485
Red Lion Yard
Ambleside
 
South Cumbria Construction
01539 443046
Broad Street
Windermere
 
S M Dixon
01539 434537
40 Fisherbeck Park
Ambleside
 
Michael J Withers
01539 434203
Briardale
Ambleside
 
Black & Haddow
01539 432755
47 Greenbank Road
Ambleside
 
Cumbria Solutions
01539 446662
Unit 4
Windermere
 
Mike Stafford Builders
01539 442218
105 Windermere Park
Windermere
 

Grinders for Removing Mortar

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: September 1, 2000

By Carolyn Schierhorn

Abstract:

Small disc grinders are indispensable for repair contractors who do a lot of masonry repointing. These electric-powered right angle grinders allow hardened mortar to be cut out quickly and efficiently. Some people think grinders should never be used on historic masonry because of the risk of damaging the masonry units, while others contend that grinders can be used on historic structures but only in certain circumstances. The soft lime mortar used in older masonry buildings can be removed with hand chisels; in contrast, the very hard mortar used in many modern buildings may require the power of a grinder for removal.

The most popular disc grinders for masonry have 4-, 4 1/2-, or 5-inch cutting wheels. The grinder is powered by a small electric motor. Small disc grinders usually retail for less than $150, and for this reason are considered throwaway tools.

Even the modest projected 6-month life span assumes some minimal maintenance.

For repointing applications, contractors should generally use diamond cutting wheels, which can be more expensive than the grinder. Manufacturers admit that tuckpointers typically buy lower-priced blades and throw them out when they show signs of wear.

When small disc grinders are in constant use, small differences in power output, tool weight, and other features can make a big difference in productivity and safety.

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