Thursday, January 18, 2007

Dremel Grout Removal Attachment

I’ve got a little update concerning the Dremel attachments I discussed in my post, Another handy Dremel rotary tool attachment.

Naturally, as soon as I got home from the hardware store with the 1/16" Carbide Grout Removal Bit (see at Amazon.com), I put it to use right away (freehand, sans attachments). Turns out, if you read the instructions that come along with the bit, you’ll discover that Dremel also makes an attachment to go along with their grout removal bit. [Insert derogatory “won’t stop for directions” joke here, if you’d like.]

The Dremel Grout Removal Kit (see it at Amazon.com) can be used with the grout removal bit to control the depth of your cut and to keep your bit centered between the tiles. While I haven’t used it, it appears as though the sightline for this attachment would be better than the attachments I mentioned in my post mentioned above. Those two attachments position the tool at a 90-degree angle to the work surface, where this Grout Removal Attachment places the tool at roughly 45-degrees to the work surface. This is a great improvement as you’d easily be able to see the bit as you move down the grout line.

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