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What are the different types of cutting or grinding section?

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Fluted cutting section

The flutes act as blades when the tool is rotating - cutting away at the mortar. The bottom of the flutes end in larger channels where the mortar moves away from the cutting part of the tool. On a fluted mortar rake, the flutes act as blades when the tool is rotating, cutting away at the mortar. The bottom of the flutes open up and this is where the mortar moves away from the cutting part of the tool.

Gritted section

The gritted section rotates quickly through the mortar grinding the mortar away. On a gritted mortar rake, the gritted section rotates quickly through the mortar, grinding it away.
The SDS Plus Drill would have to be set to rotate and the gritted end section of the rake would grind the mortar as it rotates. The tip of the rake is uneven so as to grind into the mortar more easily. The holes in the grinding section of the tool carry mortar dust and debris away from the working area and down the vacuum nozzle which can be incorporated into the adaptor.

Special features

On a mortar rake designed for an SDS plus drill, the tip of the rake is uneven, so as to grind straight into the mortar more easily. The holes in the grinding section of the tool carry mortar dust and debris away from the working area, through the mortar rake and down the outlet pipe.

Some mortar rakes have a pointed tip. These allow the tool to work straight into the mortar without a pre-drilled hole. Some mortar rakes have a pointed tip. These allow the tool to work straight into the mortar without a pre-drilled hole.

Removable cutting/grinding sections

The cutting / fluted section of the mortar rake can be taken out of the collet nut and turned around so as you can use both ends of the cutting section. The flutes are incredibly strong being made out of solid carbide. As the spindle turns the mortar rakes blades slice through the mortar. You can purchase the fluted section of these mortar rakes separately so as you do not have to invest in the whole tool again. Some mortar rakes can be bought as seperate components. With these types, the cutting/grinding section of the mortar rake can be taken out of the collet nut and turned around so you can use both ends.

Being able to purchase the cutting/grinding section of these mortar rakes separately means you don’t have to invest in the whole tool again.

Longer or shorter cutting/grinding sections

This particular mortar rake does not have a terribly long grinding section and so would be unsuitable for single brick removal. In contrast, other mortar rakes have a long grinding section that is ideal for reaching the back of a brick joint - making it easy to take the brick out whole once all the mortar is removed surrounding it. This particular mortar rake does not have a terribly long grinding section and so would be unsuitable for single brick removal.
 In contrast, other mortar rakes have a long grinding section that is ideal for reaching the back of a brick joint - making it easy to take the brick out whole once all the mortar is removed surrounding it. In contrast, this mortar rake has a longer grinding section that is ideal for reaching the back of a brick joint, making it easy to take the brick out whole, once all the mortar surrounding it has been removed.