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Old 08-16-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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OK tool gurus.......need some info.

I need a POWER tool to chip some thin stucco of a concrete block wall. I've been doing it with hammer and heavy duty scraper, and that isn't cutting it.

I remember back in my Coast Guard days, the boat guys had some type of grinder/chisel type thing they used to remove corrosion from the boat hulls.

My friend has a grinder, so that would be an option to get the heavy stuff off anyway.

I'm looking for something I can rent....

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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air hammer with a wide bladed chisel. I even welded a piece of 1/4" to a standard air hammer chisel to widen it to about 6". You can go wider but it depends on how well the stucco is stuck to the wall.

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:11 PM   #3
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I considered that. I already tried a hammer drill with a chisel type bit. The stucco is very thin and it is hard to even get the thin blade of the paint scraper underneath.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:18 PM   #4
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New here, what about a needle gun? Like we used to chip rust off with in the Navy.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...=12817&R=12817
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What about this thing? I think it has a carbide wheel on it.



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Old 08-17-2005, 04:33 AM   #6
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I remember back in my Coast Guard days, the boat guys had some type of grinder/chisel type thing they used to remove corrosion from the boat hulls.
Ah yes, I spent many a days needle gunning and painting the hull on the USCGC Chase. That damn boat had more rust than metal.

I remember using two different things to remove paint and non-skid. The needle gun and the pneumatic air chisel. That air chisel may be a bit much for what you are doing though. I say give the needle gun a shot.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:26 AM   #7
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You could use a air scraper like the one on sale at Harbor Freight. Here's a link that shows the sale price
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:39 PM   #8
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YESSSSSSS......the needle gun is what I was thinking of. I will check the local tool rental places to see if they have them.

This chippin stucco by hands sucks...1 little piece at a time. Some sections come off easily, most do not.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:18 PM   #9
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Have you tried a commercial grade pressure washer? My 4200 psi washer with a turbo nozzle peeled a small block house (850 sq.ft.) in just a little under 10 hours. Hint, if you lay down some bird netting or nylon roll screen, the cleanup is much easier, and EPA required in some places. RED caddy
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Red do u think i can get away and use a 3200 psi power washer

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needle scaler same as needle gun?
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How about a multi tool they have a scraper blade. And the one at harbor freight is only about $60
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