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Old 11-09-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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mixing paddle

Time for a new mixing paddle for thinset. What is your preference?
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:42 PM   #2
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The one that looks like a cake mixer is what I prefer.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Raymond. Are you talking about something that looks like a cage or an egg beater? I was wondering if anybody uses the type that looks like a short version of the bucket mud mixer.
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Without the twirls. Just 4 d shaped bars meeting the shaft.https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin...1&d=1108391816
This one.
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I also prefer the cheater beater, but....someone posted a graph of paddles and the amount of air they trap and how it relates to final strength of our mortars... the egg beater/cake mixer/cheater beater wasn't the best, the ribbon mixer took the "cake" for strongest mortar produced. I bought one but it's too hard on my drill
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Here ya go

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:34 PM   #7
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I prefer the egg beater as pictured in the graph. I had a guy convince me to use his D paddle and it was useless for mixing heavy stuff like thinset. The D paddle is perfect for drywall compound.

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I bought one but it's too hard on my drill
you need a bigger drill. I mostly use ardex so I bought their paddle. I also have this bad boy for mixing boxes of sheetrock mud when I texture or do a lot of rock, i haven't used it for thinset yet so i cant say for sure how it will work but i will let you know when i do. I don't know if it relates to thinset but I have used all those mixers in the graph except for the best one and when mixing texture they all create this big air bubble in the bucket that you have to work out and the level 5 does not
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:39 AM   #9
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I have been running this piece of junk for years. Mixing 5 gallon buckets that are filled 3 inches from the top. I leave it out in the rain and don't take care of it and it's been great.
You can catch them on sale for 39 plus fou can use the 20% off coupon anytime. You don't need a paper coupon at any time.

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Old 11-10-2018, 07:32 PM   #10
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I have used the ribbon mixers when I couldnít find an eggbeater, but I always go back to the eggbeater. Until recently I didnít realize the strength test existed, but as far as mixing thin set (or drywall mud ) I prefer it.
The square one Iíve also had to use. I think you could propel a medium-size boat with it.
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