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Any tips / best way to remove grout for renewal?

Just need to do a bit of a tidy up job in the bathroom and will look to removing as much grout out as possible for a re grout. Tried the little hand tool with the carbon blade but found that useless

Any ideas on an alternative way for this job appreciated! 

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  • FreeBearFreeBear Forumite
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    Multitool with a carbide blade. But if you have very thin grout lines, you may find a carbide blade too big. In which case, a Dremel with a diamond cutting disk might be your only option.
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    edited 24 November at 4:30PM
    FreeBear said:
    Multitool with a carbide blade. But if you have very thin grout lines, you may find a carbide blade too big. In which case, a Dremel with a diamond cutting disk might be your only option.
    There are diamond (grit) multitool blades - 2mm and ridiculously expensive at SF, but almost certainly cheaper somewhere else.
    With some skills it can be an angle grinder with a thin disk. The smallest I see at SF is 1mm (76 mm diameter)
    There are even smaller discs and very small angle grinders.



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  • NearlyoldNearlyold Forumite
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    I've used one of these in the past which worked reasonably well - (much quicker than the hand tool you tried - I always end up blistering the palm of my hand with those) You'll probably break a few of the bits though and obviously you'll need to buy the Dremel if you don't already have one

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    I used an angle grinder with metal cutting disc to remove the grout around some tiles to remove and replace them. Worked really well 
  • Rosco32Rosco32 Forumite
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    I did this in a previous house. I got a dremel multitool and picked up the grout removal kit. Worked a treat. It can create a hell of a lot of dust mind. I have one of those industrial wet/dry vacs from screwfix, so used that for dust extraction.
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