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Vitrex VITGO200VT Grout Removal Tool 230V Grout Out

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230V Grout Out
  • Electrical grout removing tool
  • 3-speed pneumatic action
  • Powers through old and discoloured grouts
  • Interchangeable tips
  • 2.5m power cable for greater working area

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Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: 230V Grout Out
Technical Details
Brand Vitrex
Model NumberVITGO200VT
Item Weight245 g
Product Dimensions15.8 x 4.7 x 22.5 cm
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB007JVLXJK
Best Sellers Rank 2,307 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
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Date First Available13 Mar. 2012
  
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Package Quantity:1  |  Style Name:230V Grout Out

Product Description

The Vitrex Grout Out electric grout removing tool has variable speed for precision grout removing. The 3-speed pneumatic action powers through old and discoloured grouts. The tool has interchangable grout removing tips and a 2.5 metre power cable, allowing a greater working area.

Specifications:

Input Power: 13 watt. Max Stroke: 7,100 strokes per minute. Bit Diameter: 3.2mm.

<IMG class="li_image imgright" src="/images/brands/vitrex_pic.jpg" unselectable="on">Over 60 years of producing quality DIY products has made Vitrex a leading supplier of tiling and safety products. Since 1995 they have been part of the Facom Tools Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world.

Whilst this gives them access to greater resources it remains their objective to provide products of a professional quality to DIY consumers that are easy to select and use.

Vitrex is an established and recognised supplier to the very best home centres and distributors in the UK and has been at the forefront of the home improvement market for many years.

The current Vitrex program comprises tiling tools, safety equipment, and a small range of hand tools.

As part of Q.E.P. Co., Inc., the world's largest wall and floor tool manufacturer, the company is better placed than ever to fulfill its longstanding aim "to design, manufacture and distribute professional quality products at affordable prices."

With further developments already in the pipeline, customers can be assured of exciting things to come!

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Style Name: 230V Grout OutItem Package Quantity: 1
It's worth bearing in mind, that if you have a huge area to do and you have small tiles (i.e 100mm x 100mm) that this could take a huge amount of time and effort, therefore you might want to consider a re-tile of the area?. Also, it's aimed at the DIY market.

The area I bought it for was about 8m2 around a bath. To start with the machine is not too heavy but it does vibrate a lot and therefore you wouldn't want to do it for hours on end without a break. Technique wise, I found it easier to do repeated 'scrapes' over each area to 'plane' it down to the required level of about 1.5 - 3mm to allow re-grouting, but you should be aware that it is a labour intensive exercise and whatever anyone tells you, it does take hours. That said, it does work and I found that the areas where the most water falls (i.e. directly under the shower area) the grout was much much harder and took loads of additional effort - so don't get despondent when you've been at it for 20 minutes and you've only done 300mm!

I presume that the super hard grout was due to a combination of the grout being old coupled with the scale in the hard water area we are in which must have soaked in over time.

So, in summary, a good little tool to use, but it does take time to get used to it and you will need a break to avoid numb hands due to the constant vibration. Perseverance will produce results, but in my opinion it simply not worth using on a massive area due to the time it takes to use.
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Style Name: 230V Grout OutItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Having started my re-grout of a fully tiled bathroom with a hand rake. I looked on line and found this and for the price I think it is great, a dam sight easier than doing the job by hand. Having read the other reviews I find it a little strange that people are writing it down.
The thing to remember when using this kind of tool is that the harder you push the less effect ( I use a compressed air chisel in my work so I am used to tools which work in this manor) The idea is to let the tool do the work push gentle and let the point do the work.
I did the whole bathroom in a day ok it's not a massive bathroom 8'x8' and the tiles are 9"x7" but it made the job a lot easier than doing it by hand. Grout out in one day re-grouted next no scratches on tiles no aching arm. As to whether it will last who cares at that price it was worth it just to get the job done and to be fair it is still working just as good as when I started the job.

A point to note though, which it should state on the box when using a tool of this sort you should have a break ever twenty minutes and make sure that your hands are warm at all times (this is important) as sustained and frequent repetitive use can lead to a medical condition commonly known as vibration white finger. Although it is unlikely to occur with a machine this small used over a short time period , it is something to be careful of any numbness stop and warm hand until full feeling returns. If symptoms persist consult a GP

Edit up Date
This unit has now done three fully tiled bathrooms one of which was twice the size of the above, each bathroom the grout was out in 1 day The unit is still working like new and the working tip is still as good as new so I am upping my rating to 5 star
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Style Name: 230V Grout OutItem Package Quantity: 1
---SUMMARY---
A handy gadget that is effective but certainly no magic fix: you should not underestimate the investment of time required.

---WHAT’S IN THE BOX ---
- Grout remover
- 2.5m cable
- Allen key
- Two blades
- instructions

---IN USE---
The grout remover is easy to start using; the blades are easy to fit. Within 30 seconds of opening the packet you can be removing grout!

The grout remover has 3 settings, reflecting the intensity of the vibrations. Would recommend you wear eye protection and dust mask while using it, as small bits of grout fly everywhere!

Be warned that it is very noisy: I found this restricted the hours that I could use it – ruling out early morning and late evening DIY, unfortunately.

I tried various techniques and settled on fast light strokes to begin with followed by slower more precise strokes. This combination seemed most effective to me.

The key point to note, however, is that this is very time consuming. When I bought it I naively assumed that since it is a power tool, it would be quick and easy: one simple stroke and the grout would be gone. This is not the case. Do not underestimate the time it takes to remove grout. I figure doing two walls around a shower took me well over 12 hours. Once I got up to speed I think I averaged around 1 minute per 10cm line. It requires a significant investment of time that should not be underestimated.

---VERDICT---
A handy gadget that is effective but certainly no magic fix: you should not underestimate the investment of time required.

Pros
- Removes grout
- Better than a manual grout remover
Cons
- Very time-consuming
- Noisy
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Style Name: 230V Grout OutItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
After reading lots of reviews on many websites , some of which were for and some against this item I decided to get it as the alternative
method of doing it manually did not appeal to me. Starting in a hidden area of tiling to get the hang of it I quickly realised this was going to take some time . It is quite noisy and vibration in the hand is quite uncomfortable after a couple of hours use , (I used it for a couple of hours a day for a week to do the job) . Using it slowly and carefully and it does the job perfectly , getting all the grout out , I now have a great looking bathroom with clean white grout . If you need to do the job then by getting the right tool for the job makes life so much easier. So I would recommend this to you , it takes time as working slowly and carefully really does provide a great finish ready for regrouting
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