Dremel tool has a special attachment for the purpose. I don't recall
the diameter of the bit, so you would want to make sure it is not too big.
I removed old grout in our shower stall a few months ago using the
Dremel. Worked great. There were a few tiles too close together to
accomodate the bit, so it would jump out but didn't chip any tile.
There had been no leaks, and the wall was solid - just developing a lot
of little pinholes in the grout. Looks like new! I haven't tried a
hand tool - grout saw? - but haven't got a lot of muscle.
I just did a grout removal in one of the baths in my house. I used a Fein
Multimaster with a diamond disk make especially for grout removal. The disk
vibrates back and forth (doesn't rotate as in a saw blade) and hence kept
the dust to a minimum. This tool worked wonderfully. Wouldn't do another
grout job without it. However, there is one drawback...it's a bit
expensive....I think the Multimaster costs approx. $200.00 and the diamond
disk another $50 or so. Well worth the investment, I think since the
Multimaster does a superb job of sanding also.
You want to remove it all? Hydrochloric acid. Read up on it before
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