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Unread 02-05-2020, 12:00 PM   #1
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mixing drill

Any thoughts on a good mixing drill. I have used the 1/2 dewalt for a long time, but wanted to try a different one. maybe one like the Rubi with two handles.
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I have used a 2 handle stand up mixer for 15 years and would never go back to a drill. They are also helper proof, meaning that your guys can't burn them up. Though I did have to replace the switch a few years ago cause I let a friend borrow it. I bought mine at home Depot
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Unread 02-05-2020, 02:30 PM   #3
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https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-s...xer-69856.html

pretty cheap!
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Good one, Mike. I use a 1/2" variable speed drill from HF as well. Has a screw-in handle on the left side and I think it ran me about thirty bucks......

This looks like it...(but mine was a lot cheaper...) https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...jaxhist=0&vt=0
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Does anybody have first hand experience with the 2 handled HF mixer? I know of a couple of folks that have long lasting reduced gear 1/2” drills from them...but none with the 2 handled mixer.
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I don't. Sorry
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There is just something about harbour freight tools that I cant use on a daily basis. I cant do it.
I was thinking a long these lines but I dont like the paddle.
https://www.amazon.com/RUBI-TOOLS-RU...s%2C167&sr=8-2
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Mine is a Brutus brand it came with that Helix paddle I swapped it out for a different paddle. Then I found a adapter from Level 5 drywall tools that I could swap between my mortar mixer (the auger) and thinset paddle with out messing with the Chuck. I can never find the Chuck key when I need it.
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The spiral mixer is the best as far as a complete mixing goes. I don't have the link, but Dave Gobis posted the results of mixing a while back. Anyone have that?
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-D...7132/302023903

I bought one of these last year for my guys to use for mixing some exterior mortar used for industrial repairs. Works great and pretty reasonable.

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We had a discussion about that Ridgid mixer and it didn't look like it would be effective. I use the 2 paddles in the pictures one is from Ardex and they have a smaller version for smaller batches and grouts. The level 5 paddle is for drywall mud for texture. It is very impressive with the drywall mud no big bubble to pop.


I would like to see picture of Dave Gobbis's mixer
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I've got the Rubi mixer. Had it for probably at least 5 years. No problems and use it for every job. Still have the original mixing paddle in it also. I'd buy it again but would probably look into the Collimix one also.
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I use an Milwaukee 1/2 hole Hawg. 2nd one in 30yrs
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Thanks, Dave. That says it all......
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