Grinders for Removing Mortar Grange-over-Sands

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

Woodburn E & Son
01539 536312
Cherry Cottage
Grange Over Sands
 
A & S
01539 533962
Oakfield
Grange Over Sands
 
Appleby & Walmsley Building & Property Maintenance
01539 532126
Lakeland Cottage
Grange Over Sands
 
Hodgson P
01539 552293
Windy Ridge
Grange Over Sands
 
Stephenson & Sons
01524 761355
66 Silverdale Road
Arnside
 
Msw Builders Ltd
01539 532519
Martinez
Grange Over Sands
 
Booker & Son
01539 534365
Sycamore Down
Grange Over Sands
 
Coward B
01539 533787
41 Lingarth
Grange Over Sands
 
Charlie Bell
01539 559421
16 Main St
Grange Over Sands
 
Clarke P & Son
01539 531627
Rock Lea
Ulverston
 

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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