Grinders for Removing Mortar Windermere

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

Hartley Hire
01539 445406
New Road
Windermere
 
Graham Coward
01539 445415
Hillside
Windermere
 
South Cumbria Construction
01539 443046
Broad Street
Windermere
 
Cumbria Solutions
01539 446662
Unit 4
Windermere
 
J Brownells & Son Ltd
01539 446555
Upper Oak St
Windermere
 
Mitchinsons
01539 445274
The Workshop
Windermere
 
Scott & Scott Building
01539 442914
Aysgarth
Windermere
 
John Storey & Sons
01539 443867
32a Thornthwaite Road
Windermere
 
Chapman & Todd
01539 445347
Linghowe
Windermere
 
Build Centre
01539 448888
Longlands
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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