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Tool needed

There is a tool for removing deck caulking but I can't remember what it's called......help

also, what's the best one to get and where do I get it??


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There is also a fitting for a Dremel in a few sizes designed for this which may be faster.
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Like many before me have, I made my own caulk reefing tool, out of an old screwdriver. First grind the width of the flat tip to match the widest caulking seam on your deck.

Then, sharpen the tip to simulate a chisel's working edge. Now, put the shank in a bench vice and bend to slightly less than 45 degrees off the handle. This works very well in reefing out old caulk, is available in every one's tool chest (or just buy a cheap one) and can be sharpened very quickly.

I considered a Fein Multimaster, but gagged on the 300.00 cost + 40.00 for the teak caulk removal blade (for just one). It is reported to be an excellent tool though - with a variety of boat uses.



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I think it's called a Fein tool.
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I have been using the Fein Multimaster for removing old caulking (is that the word in English?) for 8 years now. It is the best tool I ever have had. It has a wide variety of uses. Cutting square holes, cutting in corners, sanding, caulk removing. My favorite tool.

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Sounds like a linoleum gouge would work quite nicely...you know the things they used to use in arts & crafts classrooms when we were kids...

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I usually just improvise with the anything I can find that seems to work.

Oh and SD they still use them in school, I have the scars from last year to prove it.
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Thanks guys, that's it, the Multi master

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