The 10 Best Grout Removal Tools

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Before you start your bathroom, kitchen, or pool remodel, you're going to need one of these grout removal tools. They make the work go more quickly and with fewer hassles than the old screwdriver and hammer method. Here, we've included both uncomplicated manual options as well as beefier powered choices, so there's one for all budgets and needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Dremel Multi-Max MM40

2. QEP Removal Tool

3. Milwaukee Material Removal Set

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

When it comes to grout removal, the name that often pops into the minds of home owners and professionals alike is Dremel. We added the Multi-Max MM40 for those who haven't invested in a Dremel yet; it's both powerful enough for a range of jobs as well as easy enough to use. We also selected the DeWalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit, which is plenty versatile but does have one small drawback: the power switch can be accidentally activated if you aren't paying attention to how you set it down. This perhaps makes it better for attentive users. Because not everyone will want to invest in a power tool, we also added simple manual tools, including those from Edward Tool and QEP. Considering sharpness and longevity, the QEP model probably has the edge (no pun intended), but for their respective prices, neither is a large investment risk.

4. DeWalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit

5. Bosch Starlock Segmented

6. Spyder Grout-Out

7. Wen Rotary Tool Kit

8. Dremel 568

9. Edward Tools Heavy Duty

10. XXGO Universal

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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