Allway Tools did a nice job designing this tool, by putting a stainless steel caulk remover and scraper on one end of the tool and a rubber caulk smoother on the other end. At 9.5″ in length and a soft grip coating, there is plenty of room for larger hands to get a firm grip while scraping and removing caulk. The triangular edge is fairly sharp and can be used to push or pull to remove caulk. Be careful with your tile, however, as you could scratch your tile or tub if not being careful. This tool is on the larger side, so while it is perfect for bath and tile, you might have a little trouble getting between a door jam or other tight spots like you might have on a small window. Users also report that it might not last too long while removing caulk on rough surfaces like brick, but at $7 one could hardly expect this tool to hold up to that kind of abuse. For most jobs, users say this caulk removing tool does a fabulous job and eliminates much of the work and is certainly less likely to scratch tile than using a regular knife or a screwdriver blade. So if you were looking at that project and wondering how to remove caulk the easiest way, combined with a caulk remover gel or spray the Allway Caulk Tool might do the job.
When applying fresh caulk, this tool shines. If you were wondering how to smooth caulk and get a professional quality bead of caulk applied without getting your fingers all messy, the Allway 3 in 1 Caulk Tool will do the job nicely. This tool is designed with a rubber caulk smoother on one end that will leave a nice rounded bead of caulk in the groove, and also helps to force and spread caulking into the joint just like your finger would (without the mess). Many reviews suggest that this tool is worth buying just for applying the caulk and getting fabulous results. Again, at an average price of $7, it makes sense why so many reviewers say they wouldn’t consider doing another caulking job without this tool.