Quikpoint PLUS - Mortar Pointing Attachment

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Improved Quikpoint PLUS drill attachment (with Hardened Auger) for effortless brick and stone joint filling with self-mixed or bagged mortars, cement or lime. Fits wide range of drills. Faster and less physical than 'mastic' guns and does not clog. Supplied with spares kit and mortar scoop.  All consumables and spares stocked. Buy online here. Video and more details of PLUS upgrade below ...

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Quikpoint Electric Mortar Pointing Gun

£ 231.61 (excl. VAT)£ 277.93 (inc. VAT)

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About Quikpoint PLUS - we have created the new PLUS configuration by the addition of a strengthened auger which has been hardened (heat-treated) to provide greater wear resistance. The hardened auger has been available as a replacement item for some time and is proven to last significantly longer than the previous factory-fitted standard auger.

What's included:

Quikpoint PLUS Drill Attachment (assembled attachment; drill NOT included)
Ring clamp for attaching to drill
Aluminium Mortar Scoop
Five Nozzles and various Tip Blades spares and screws
Allen Key and Assembly Spanner

Quikpoint Advantages - to maintain the integrity and weatherproofing of a structure, it is important that mortar joints are of sufficient depth, have no hidden voids and are adequately compressed and sealed. The Quikpoint Mortar Pointing Gun is a convenient and effective joint filling system, used by Masonry and Pointing Contractors yet suitable for less skilled operatives and competent DIYers. The Quikpoint Pointing Gun is consistently faster than trowel filling and more likely to achieve full joint penetration. It is physically less demanding than hand-held  pointing guns (also known as caulking or mastic guns) which rely on hand-generated pressure and hence are prone to causing Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).

Also available complete with Makita electric drill. Click here for details

Quikpoint Electric Pointing Gun vs Handheld (Mastic) Pointing Gun

Handheld pointing guns are a popular alternative to repointing with a mortar hawk and trowel. They are relatively low cost, lightweight and require no power (other than a strong wrist). So, what’s better about the Quikpoint approach?

Capacity:

Quikpoint will hold more mortar than the typical mastic gun - typically 2L-3L - so fewer stops to refill.

Loading time:

A few seconds with the Quikpoint scoop vs unscrewing and withdrawing plunger, filling narrow tube, refitting plunger etc.

Mortars:

With Quikpoint, any self-mix - including lime mortars - or pre-mix mortars will work well.

Delivery:

Mastic guns are prone to mix separation and clogging, especially with self-mixes - not a problem with the auger-fed Quikpoint.

Penetration:

Quikpoint permits fast and consistent joint filling to realistic depths across a range of joint widths, with little effort.

Effort:

Quikpoint is significantly less physical than a mastic gun, hence more work for the same effort.

Bottom line:

Quikpoint quickly pays for itself in reduced time, effort and material costs.

The smaller the better - avoid heavy duty drills, such as hammer or SDS types. A slim-body rotary drill should weigh less than 2 kg.

Low revs with speed control - ideally you want to aim for an operating speed of 750 - 1000 rev/min. 
A drill with a high top speed (say 3000 rev/min) will probably have low torque; a 1500 rev/min max speed drill will deliver much better torque. Most small rotary drills have an acceleration trigger. With the Quikpoint, you’ll work best if you can lock the speed to suit the job. So try to use a drill where you can set the speed limit, usually through a small rotary control on the trigger.

Attaching a drill - the Quikpoint is supplied with a drive pin (cam stud) which you can lock into the drill chuck. But with many small drills, you can remove the chuck and you’ll be left with a 5/16” threaded drive spigot. This can be threaded directly to the attachment, having first removed the Quikpoint cam stud. This makes for a slightly more compact and secure set-up, particularly as many modern drills have hand-tightening chucks, which in constant use, will often need re-tightening.

Battery drills - a corded mains drill will always deliver better performance but there are numerous instances of battery drills being attached to Quikpoints. Handy for restricted or challenging jobs such as repointing chimneys.

We supply -  the Makita 6510LVR has a max speed of 1050 rev/min. It is strong, smooth and very reliable.  It is more expensive than other makes/models we have trialled, but its superior performance and longevity has persuaded us to continue with this as our sole offering. 

We supply most our Quikpoints as standalone attachments and rarely get queries from customers regarding the suitability of their chosen drill, which suggests to us the Quikpoint attachment has been successfully fitted to a variety of drills with little difficulty.

More advice - please contact us if you need assistance regarding drill choice.