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Grinders for Removing Mortar Morecambe

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

Rhino Scaffolding
01539 732224
Unit 5 Vickers Ind Estate
Morecambe
 
T L & G Malin & Sons Ltd
01524 823206
Sandside
Carnforth
 
Bryan Hoggarth Ltd
01524 730004
Unit 2 Intack
Carnforth
 
Master Block
01524 732156
High Roads Works
Carnforth
 
J R Moss Ltd
01524 771160
24 Sycamore Road
Lancaster
 
Gary J Gray
01524 421332
18 Brampton Drive
Lancaster
 
A J R Construction Ltd
01524 782028
19 Silverdale Rd
Carnforth
 
Dennis Barnfield Ltd
01524 733422
Lodge Quarry
Carnforth
 
Bardon Concrete
01524 738800
High Road Works
Carnforth
 
Walling (u K)
01524 732370
Kirkhouse Offices
Carnforth
 

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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