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Old 02-09-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Tile removal using demo hammer. which bit?

I got a 22lbs demo hammer on craigslist that I plan on using to remove 1000 sq ft of ceramic tile. It uses SDS Max bits. Should I got with a wide chisel bit or a floor scraper head? I'm thinking chisel because I'm assuming I might need to rent a floor grinder anyways to get the thinset off... A wide chisel will be alot cheaper if that's the case....

Any suggestions? Thanks, Chris


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Old 02-09-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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I just use a 2" wide bit with a raised area in the center of it.
It lifts and splits the tiles.
Get some knee pads and goggles.


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Old 02-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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I agree with Joe----that's a heavy machine--you better be a strong one---
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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When I did the 1200sqft in my house I used a 4 inch flat blade, it worked well. I was lucky enough to be on concrete and just used the 4 inch flat blade to remove the remaining thinset. Prepare to sweat, it's a lot of work with clean up.
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9 times out of 10 the tile was installed poorly, and it might come up very easily!
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