It is a tool designed to be used for removing the mortar between bricks. Their wheels run along the brick surface, dragging the pin along with the mortar, scraping it away. They are useful for work on listed or period properties or for applications where you do not want to run the risk of damaging the brick face, which can happen easily with some power tools/chisels.
You would use a brick rake when you wanted depth control. You can set the raking out depth using the spade bolt and the robust pin, unlike a plugging chisel where the depth varies due to human error. As the brick rake is hand-operated, there are no power tools to be bought and therefore no extra costs! It is also designed to be used by both professionals and beginners, even you are new, you can still use it like a professional!
Easy to Use- Joint Raker are usually made out of aluminum, therefore it is lightweight. As a result, they are easier to lift or operate than heavy power tools. They are relatively simple to use and set up.
Specific Application- It is specially made for ceramic tiles and brick wall tiles, safe to use without worry about it will bring damage to the ceramic tiles or brick wall.
Portable- The joint raker is in small size, very lightweight, so it is easy to carry and bring it everywhere you want.