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Old 06-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #16
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Closeup of the "extra" grout.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:57 AM   #17
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Yuck---Those are some small grout lines---lots if work. What have you found to be the best tool?

I recently bought a Harbor Freight multi-tool----fastest thing for grout removal----I have a diamond blade for hard grout---but I found that a standard round blade works quickly on softer grout.

Worth checking out----their blades are about 1/2 the price of the fancy brands and several blades came with the unit I purchased.

This can make an ugly job a bit more tolerable.---Mike---
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:17 AM   #18
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My in-laws bought my husband a Rockwell soni-crafter for Christmas which came with several blades. I had to go buy a thiner blade to remove the grout.

I have found that our local lowes sells the blades but not the size I needed so I got an adaptor piece to be able to use dremel blades since they have a 1/16 one diamond one. Where the tile is even smaller I am using the blades that are meant for cutting wood.

I have to admit I love it. Where the grout isn't patchy looking, it cuts through like butter. I have trimmed some vinyl flooring at my moms and also cut some door trim higher so I could slide the flooring under it. It was also handy when I needed to cut a piece of 2x4 wood. My brother has borrowed our mitre saw and I hate handsaws. It took a lot longer than using my mitre but it was faster than the handsaws.

The photo shows 75% of the tile I am regrouting. The rest is the "throne" room and the shower. I can't get it in one picture. I can't imagine doing all this by hand.
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