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Rated 4 out of 5Â by HomeownerInAsbury Messy but awesome
This drill bit is amazing. It stripped layers of paint and plaster off of the walls in my cinder block basement without damaging the cinderblock at all. (I had first tried a grinder which was destroying the cinder block) So no complaints on how this blade works.
BUT BE WARNED: It took 3 of these blades to complete just a 20' wide 7' tall section of wall... and these blades are very expensive considering the burn out very quickly. But nothing else I found could do what these blades accomplished so I ended up paying.
The other thing to know is that these blades are VERY messy. At one point I had to stop working because there was so much dust in the air I couldn't see my own hand. I would highly recommend using a grinder attached to a vacuum hose, but even then it's going to be very messy.
November 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by HPN1 Not the right tool for my basement floor.
I wish I had known before purchasing this tool how smooth its 25 grit diamond encrusted blades makes concrete. I used it for about ten minutes then realized my bare concrete floor is more than rough enough for an epoxy coating. So it turns out I didn't need this tool in the first place.
I wish I had known that this tool is for roughening up super smooth concrete surfaces as well as taking up epoxy and adhesives.. My old basement floor has fall to it so water runs towards the drains. It also has a course texture like 150 grit sand paper. Some of it has light swirl marks in it. Other places have the lightest broom marks on it. Other parts have like 1/8" steps that are like six inches wide that go from high area near the wall towards the drain area. I don't believe this tool is for woking such concrete textures. The large concrete prep tool plus HD rents would probably work.
Also I read that if a shroud with a vacuum attachment is not used then wet the concrete. I did this and I'd like you to know that the concrete being ground becomes dry almost instantly. I rigged a hose to keep the area being worked wet.. Even with extra water the amount of cement dust in the air was WAY WAY to much for me.
So this tool was not right for my basement but probably works great for smooth concrete. Somebody is going to get great deal on this barely used tool
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ginny Great tool
I recently purchased the Diamabrush Hand Tool for removal of epoxy. I've been in the industry for 30 years. I have never seen a tool remove so quickly as this tool. It probably saved me 80% of the time it would normally take. It also left me a perfect profile for putting in a new flooring system. I highly recommend this tool. Worth every penny.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris Better than expected...
I needed to remove an old epoxy flooring from a 3 car garage. I rented the walk behind machine with the diamond blade and it worked, but it took some time. I believe the blade I was rented was past its prime service life. I then tried every combination of grinder tool known to man to remove the edges and corners that the big machine could not reach. All these high speed tools did was burn and melt the epoxy.
I took a deep breath and shelled out the cash for this 4 inch diamond wheel afraid it would burn everything too...
IT ABSOLUTELY BLEW ME AWAY with how fast and efficiently it cut through the epoxy with no melting or burning. I think I could have almost done the whole garage with it in the same time I did with the bigger, slow turning floor resurfacing machine. (probably couldn't have kept a nice flat surface with a little 4 inch wheel, though)
This tool is by far the best for what it does, removing almost anything adhesive off of concrete in reasonably sized areas. It cuts fast into concrete so keep it moving and don't stop over the work area. I did about 150 linear feet of edge clean up work and I may have worn 10% of the working length of the blades. I see you can buy replacement blades as well.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SADF Concrete AbrasiveRemoval tool
After trying everything else to remove tile adhesive, I found this tool what a life and kitchen floor saver.
I rented the walk behind model do not know if there is hand held model. Pricey but worth evey cent.
July 23, 2013