Bosch Mortar Knife Employs Industry-First Design for Mortar-Removal Precision, Increased Speed

Bosch Mortar Knife Employs Industry-First Design for Mortar-Removal Precision, Increased Speed

Blunt tip delivers deeper plunge while protecting brick, block and stone; sharpened blade edge cuts mortar and removes debris faster

Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 3, 2015 – Mortar removal between sensitive brick, block and stone can be a difficult and time-consuming task, even for the seasoned pro. But masons, contractors and architects just got some tuckpointing relief with the introduction of the Bosch Mortar Knife, a mortar-removal tool for SDS-plus® rotary hammers that’s both more precise and faster than any current mortar-removal options, including flat chisels not optimized for tuckpointing applications.

The knife’s Precision Plunge Tip is based on a unique design that combines a blunt point with a sharpened knife edge. The Bosch Mortar Knife has an eight-inch working length that allows it to plunge deep into mortar while a sharp straight edge cuts away debris quickly and easily without jamming. Mortar knife widths of 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch ensure precise fit between brick, block and stone – with a reduced risk of damage.

“The mortar knife works like a conventional knife so the precision is great. That’s important when the project involves expensive stone or brick, or a historic facade that cannot be replaced,” said Matt Van, product manager, concrete accessories, BOSCH POWER TOOLS. “No company has ever adapted this centuries-old knife design to tuckpointing in renovation and construction. The combination of accuracy and speed cannot be beat.”

The Bosch Mortar Knife is faster in debris removal thanks to a cutting action that can be used from more angles than a plug chisel. The sharp edge of the tool crushes mortar and then removes it quickly and it won’t leave extra “half-moon” material in the head joint like a diamond blade.

Product life is extended thanks to use of superior induction-hardened materials and a blunt tip that’s not susceptible to breakage. The mortar knife is built for SDS-plus hammers for maximum power transfer. 

To learn more about the Bosch mortar knife or to find a local dealer, call 877-BOSCH-99 or visit Check out for additional construction tips and videos.


About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. 

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at, and

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures.  Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 


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For further information: Steve Wilcox BOSCH POWER TOOLS 224.232.2417