When removing wall or floor grout with your Dremel Rotary tool, the Attachment #568 makes the job easy! The attachment keeps the bit at the perfect cutting angle and guides the bit between tiles so you don't damage them.
- First, you'll want to prep your tool for the job. Start by removing the nosecap of your tool completely. Next, insert the Rotary Accessory #569 and tighten with your EZ Twist Nosecap wrench or the wrench included in your tool kit. Finally, screw on the grout removal attachment firmly. You will notice that the attachment has a depth guide, allowing you to set the depth of the bit in 1/8" increments. To begin your project, loosen the thumbscrew next to the depth guide and set it to 1/8" (the most shallow) depth.
- Plug in your tool and set it to 15,000 to 20,000 RPMs. That is switch setting 15 or 20 on your 4000 tool. If you are not using a 4000 tool, refer to the owners manual for your model on Dremel.com to determine the switch setting that acheives 15,000 to 20,000 RPMs.
- Using a pulling motion, work the bit through the grout, letting the attachment guide you through the tiles without nicking them.
- Make several passes through the grout if necessary. On your first pass, set the depth of the guide on the shallow side, to 1/8". Don't set the depth of your guide too deep on your first pass, as this may damage your bit. On your second or third pass, set the depth of your guide even deeper.
- When working in a corner, unplug your tool, remove the attachment and replace it with your nosecap. Aim to remove grout to the same depth as you had done with the grout removal attachment, making several passes if necessary.