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They do the detailed work ~ Grind through hard concrete, mortar, granite . . .
Buzz through the soft stuff . . .
Bits - A diamond blade can only do so
much . . .
Completely removes the mortar from brick joints, including the horizontal
& vertical inside corners on walls . . .
For use on both concrete floors and brick walls.
Enables you to get into tight areas
that diamond blades simply cannot . . .
Window and Door Brick Returns.
Complete cut-out the mortar joint
without over-cutting into the window or door molding.
Mortar Joint Cut-Outs.
Completely removes mortar from
around a brick . . . completes the 90° mortar cut-out.
Cuts Hard Materials.
Such as type-s (extra-hard) mortar. Used similar as a wood router bit is
used, but a Glitter Bit is angled to grind with its sides (not its tip).
Rounds-off corners on Granite Counter Tops for sink
more about the ICS Glitter Bits:
Individual Glitter Bit Pricing, 3 sizes.
For use with the Glitter Bits, including the variable die grinder (a
single speed die grinder cannot be used), and the dust control attachment.
Your price price on a complete Dust Control System: Dust
Director with a Dust Director Vacuum.
Vacuums include non-clogging
filtration and 1, 2 or 3-Motors ~ the 3-motor model
handles 2 Dust Directors.
Video - From the World of Concrete Show
& Glitter Bits
on the Video Clip - See
and get some background information on our Dust Director,
Vacuums & Glitter Bits.
Instructions ~ .PDF
- How to
use the Glitter Bits, mortar removal (raking), single brick removal,
why you need to extract the dust during brick removal; product limitations, warranty information.
Bits - High Performance Diamond Router Bits
in 3 Sizes:
. . even Granite
. . . what a diamond blade can't . . .
& Vacuum Combination Packages
From Hard S-Motor -
Minutes . . .
overcuts into the existing bricks . . .
Fits into tight, hard to
Brick Mortar Joints with a diamond blade is fast - However
. . .
mortar or concrete from tight areas has always been a problem,
until now . . .
Finishes the cut what a diamond blade can't - such as: Mortar
joints on window & door brick returns,
irregular or recessed mortar joints on
stone walls, and the vertical mortar joints on brick walls.
x 3" Glitter Bit
1/4 x 3-1/2" Glitter Bit
Detail or intricate cut-outs of hard
mortar or concrete on masonry walls, architectural columns, sculptures,
inside fire places, etc.
Completes the 90° mortar cut-out around a
Single Brick Removal ~ From hard, S-Type
individual bricks for installing windows and doors.
x 4-5/8" Glitter Bit
Use the 4-5/8" Glitter Bit
and the Brick Dust Controller
- Individual brick
removal within 6 minutes -
Grout removal from ceramic tile, granite and marble panels.
Bit Tile Dust Controller - with depth adjustment & 3 straight
edges for straight-line guidance.
Powdered dust &
debris are extracted into the window for total containment &
complete cutting visibility.
1/8 x 3"
1/4 x 3-1/2"
With the Glitter Bit Tile Dust
Cut Square, Cut Deep . . .
Cut-Out Single Bricks - From Hard S-Motor -
Within 6 Minutes
& No Dust . . .
Glitter Bits ~
Diamond Router Bits
Cuts Hard Concrete,
mortar from vertical brick joints . . . in seconds.
Fantastic for grinding
recessed mortar joints . . .
Especially useful on stone wall projects. With each
stones irregular and the recessed mortar, Glitter Bits make the job
easy to grind the mortar.
Glitter Bits get into
those hard-to-reach areas . . .
Excellent for following
irregular shapes (such as a stone wall) & grinding recessed
Complete control of the
Glitter Bit as you grind along side a glass window.
for Single Brick Cut-Out - see below . . .
Durability . . . How
tough are they?
Glitter Bits are used to round
corners on granite counter tops - Even 1/ (1-1/8" thick).
for Concrete Crack Chasing
specifically to cut hard Portland Type S-Mortar . . .
Cuts or routes-out cracks on
concrete floors . . . Even on floors with exposed aggregate or high PSI
Excellent for concrete spall
repair projects . . . Grinds concrete from hard to-get-to areas . . .
"V" shaped, concrete crack -
Using the Glitter Bit a concrete crack is
routed-out for epoxy or joint sealant injection.
Without any airborne dust . . . Using the
Glitter Bit's Brick Dust Director.
Control . . . Creates Less Mess
The Diamond Tuck Pointing
Bit creates at least a tenth of what a diamond blade on an angle
More importantly, the dust
doesn't shoot into the air . . . and the dust that is created stays
relatively close to the surface, which significantly reduces your
for detail or intricate cut-out work around terracotta panels"
Directions for Use -
job that a diamond blade can't . . ."
designed to grind Concrete & Hard "S-Type"
Smooth Cutting . .
. Excessive force is NOT required nor recommended. A die
grinder operating between 8000 and 15000 RPM's provides the
cutting speed you need . . . Especially on hard materials.
Bits are for use in variable speed Die Grinders, operating
between 8,000 and 15,000 Rpm.
As Glitter Bits wear, it is possible that the metal shank will
vibrate. With the variable speed feature in the die
grinder, being able to quickly lower the die grinder's RPM
speed will improve the Glitter Bit's cutting performance and
tenth the dust - compared to an angle grinder & diamond
dust that is created stays with a 3' square area (even without
using a vacuum). The dust simply doesn't go airborne, as
it does when using an angle grinder and diamond blade.
When grinding brick mortar joints, start by positioning
the Glitter parallel to the wall.
Angle the tip of the Glitter Bit into the joint on a 30°
angle & proceed to grind this way, using a raking motion.
- Always maintain a 30° to 45° angle as you continue to rake
the bit across the mortar.
- Try not to use the very tip of the Glitter Bit, doing so
will wear the diamonds from the tip prematurely. Diamond
crystals need speed for life. The outside perimeter has
the correct surface speed necessary for long Glitter Bit life,
whereas its tip is only spinning at 300 RPM.
- Never push on a Glitter Bit. Let the bit and the die
grinder's 8000 to 15,000 RPMs do the grinding. Applying
excess force on a Glitter Bit will cause the shank to bend or
"The bit scares
me! It is just too simple to use - any one can use it . . . You
don't need to have any tuck pointing training or skill level do use
complete control of the bit . . . total and precise control when
grinding next to a window . . ."
Cutting out a single
"Now you got
something - - Superb! Absolutely the perfect tool for spot brick
replacement. The vacuum attachment was the key."
- Apprentice & Safety Coordinator
Brick Layers & Allied Craftworkers, BAC Local 9
Pittsburgh, PA 412 - 825 - 0923
feel free to call Ed with any questions on how well the 4-5/8"
Glitter Bit works for cutting-out individual bricks (see
Glitter Bit Dust
Dust Control for using the diamond
Attaches to the neck of a
Makita Die Grinder for dust-free concrete & masonry grinding
bit visibility still maintained . . .
Bit - Brick Dust Controller. A 1-1/2"
diameter vacuum hose is held loosely but securely in place by the dust
controller attachment. Dust is effectively captured as you move
the Glitter Bit around the brick's perimeter. Additionally, the
dust controller lets you easily move the vacuum hose in-and-out of the
controller to quickly adjust the hose to the dust extraction.
Our updated model (not shown) includes
the "squares edges (3)" of the Tile Dust Controller (shown
below). Likewise, on updated Brick Dust Controller handles both
brick and straight line cut dust control applications (the Tile Dust
Controller is discontinued).
Glitter Bit - Tile Dust
Controller - Discontinued. Replaced by upgraded Brick Dust
Controller, which now handles both Brick & Grout Removal "Dust
Using the dust controller,
the 1-1/2" diameter vacuum hose is held securely in place by the
dust controller. As dust is drawn into the dust controller by the
vacuum, the square edges (3, which are now included on the Brick Dust
Controller) are used for straight-line grout removal or to steadying the
Glitter Bit as it grinds.
Application: Cutting-Out a Single Brick
Individual Brick Removal
/ Brick Replacement
Minutes per Brick for Complete Removal
cutting through hard "S-Type" mortar & over
(masonry anchor) without breaking the bit.
Bit Life - Description.
Glitter Bits are specifically
designed for durability while grinding hard materials type-s mortar,
granite and concrete with heavy aggregate.
For use with variable speed die grinders, operating at less
than 15,000 Rpm.
A vacuum must be used for this application *.
(Click on .pdf to download the 1
page instruction manual)
Start your cut into a brick's mortar joint by positioning the
4-5/8" Glitter parallel to the horizontal mortar joint.
Angle the tip of the Glitter Bit into the joint
on a 30° angle & proceed to grind this way, both horizontally
& vertically - around the brick, to obtain a 1" depth.
a 30° to 45° angle as you continue to "work the bit" -
using a combination of holding the bit on the angle and rotating it
in-and-out of the mortar joint. Do
not grind perpendicular to the wall. Doing so will wear the tip
of the bit prematurely. Diamond crystals need speed for life.
The grinding speed for Glitter Bits is obtain on the perimeter of the
bit. Whereas the very tip of a Glitter Bit is only spinning at
Repeat steps (1) and (2) above three or four times around the brick's
perimeter, going 1" deep per pass, to successfully and quickly
grind the mortar until the brick is free.
4. Remember to grind
with the side of the bit and not use the tip of the Glitter
Bit. Never push on the bit ~ let the bit and the die grinder's
8000 to 15,000 RPMs do the grinding. Applying excess force on
the Glitter Bit's 1/4" shank will bend the heat treated
drill rod and cause injury should the Glitter Bit snap.
Vacuum excess dust from the brick joint.
Remove the vacuum hose
from the Brick Dust Controller
Using just the vacuum
hose, go around the brick's perimeter
to vacuum the dust that remains deep inside the brick joint.
By not removing the
dust deep inside the joint, cutting speed
is reduced (you'll just be pulverizing the existing dust).
6. After the Glitter
Bit has completely cut through the mortar joint and the dust is
removed, lightly tap on the face of the brick to remove the brick.
personally cut out over 300 bricks with a single bit.
Though it was very soft mortar, there was some hard mortar and
within two minutes we had the brick out."
Restoration Contractor, St. Louis, MO
effective is the Glitter Bit at Cutting-Out an Individual
the man who witnessed the whole procedure and called it, "Superb".
Frieze" with the BAC Local #9
Apprentice & Safety Coordinator, Brick Layers & Allied
Pittsburgh, PA Ph: 412 . 825 . 0923
"A very useful
tool to have in your tool box . . ."
like it . . . and just look at the diamonds glitter . . .
seen diamonds on a blade exposed or glitter like this . . . and they
glitter even more as the bit wears!
exposed diamonds are what cuts . . . I like this."
Foreman, Masonry Restoration Company, Pittsburgh, PA
over 2000 feet of vertical brick joints using the 3-1/2" Glitter
Bit. And it still has life . . .
used the same bit with a flooring chisel to removal at least twelve (12)
brick that were broken.
I know a
lot of masons from the Maryland area will be contacting you . . . we are
Restoration Company, Frederickburg, MD
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with the Glitter Bits.
Variable Speed Die
Grinder & Dust Controllers -
& Tile Dust Controller
attachment to the Makita GD0800C Die Grinder
· Provides easy insertion & removal of the vinyl
hose cuff - securely holds a 1-1/2" diameter hose
· Vinyl hose cuff included with
the Dust Controller to
simplify handling and maneuvering of the vacuum hose plus
when using the 4-5/8" Glitter Bit ~ for removing individual
· Complete with 3 straight edges
Why make a
mess and deal with the clean-up? The
Glitter Bit Brick Dust Controller is a simple attachment that is
extremely easy to use and provides complete maneuverability of the
vacuum hose - recommended for use with all Glitter Bits and
Dust Controller is required when using the 4-5/8" Glitter to
remove the dust from deep inside the brick joint - Its use seriously
increases grinding speed, productivity and Glitter Bit life when the
dust is removed from deep inside the brick joint.
use with all Glitter Bits
· Accepts the
Glitter Bit Dust Controllers
· Electronic speed control
maintains the grinder's speed under load
· Slender double-neck
aluminum housing for easy handling and for reaching into tight areas
· Variable Speed Dial, sets and controls the die grinder's RPM
speed to the correct rating of a Glitter Bit