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Old 02-27-2007, 11:58 AM   #16
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Just off from HD... spot a cheap Black and Decker 1/2" drill said 7 amp... try to buy it for this one time event... the sales guy said it is not for mixing mud though... then talked about some other thing I don't understand... so looks like AMP is not the only component to look for... other think like RPM...whatever.... when I spend over 150 on this guy... I want to buy the right one.... anyone know what exactly besides AMP is qualify for mixing muds.... all above messages doesn't really said that...


After reading some more in the net, looks like these are two of the best:

Milwaukee 0300-20

Milwaukee 0234-6

I am going to look for these two then...


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Old 02-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #17
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Just off from HD... spot a cheap Black and Decker 1/2" drill said 7 amp... try to buy it for this one time event... the sales guy said it is not for mixing mud though... then talked about some other thing I don't understand... so looks like AMP is not the only component to look for... other think like RPM...whatever.... when I spend over 150 on this guy... I want to buy the right one.... anyone know what exactly besides AMP is qualify for mixing muds.... all above messages doesn't really said that...


After reading some more in the net, looks like these are two of the best:

Milwaukee 0300-20

Milwaukee 0234-6

I am going to look for these two then...
The salesman is right, Amps are not the only factor...
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:31 AM   #18
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I end up spending $250 Canadian on this guy:

Milwaukee 0627-24 18V 1/2" Cordless Hammer Drill

I think if other craftsman cordless can do the job... there is no way this guy couldn't do it....

Please tell me this guy will do it, and don't tell me it won't... I am picking it up at lunch...

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Wouldn't recommend using a batter powered drill to mix anything. Always go with corded because it's reliable power. Lithium Ion is better than NiCad, but once again, a corded tool is less likely to let you down. I'd recommed a 1/2 Bosch or Milwaukee, with a keyed chuck.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:35 AM   #20
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I have used battery power to mix xyz buckets now... I think they perform surper... may be for contractors... due to the volumn... it is not good... but I have to say it is really a perfect tool for the task for DIYers....
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We use the Magum for punching holes in safes. High RPM [5K] and pretty durable. Not bad for all around use. I have seen some hang around for 8-10 years with almost daily use in a commercial environment.
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Not Knowing which drill works best, but I use an 18v cordless Dewalt. My key to it is too add the water first and then slowly add mixture. Mixing from bottom up works wonders.
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What I have found over the years as far as drills and mixing is the mixer itself. For the past 15 years I have used a Makita 1/2 drill and a drywall paddle mixer but it takes a very strong drill to use these mixers however one day I forgot it and only had my 18volt cordless and a paint mixer. Well I was very surprised how easy it was to mix up a bucket of thin set ( not a full bucket). I am not in favor of this mainly because of I am not a novice and I need to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time and not be fiddling around trying to get by. For a home owner who does not do this all the time a good 18-24 volt 1/2" drill will do if you don't try to mix a whole bucket of thinset at a time that way your drill will last and and as previously mentioned add the mix a bit at a time to the water so you do not have so much drag on the drill.
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I use a chinese $39 1/2 spade handle drill from a discount house for thinset, dwall mud & texture products.
If it burns up I care less than if my hole hog or hitachi 1/2 give up.
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I bought a used Craftsman 1/2" drill (corded) from Ebay and it's been working no problem for many mixes... but I think cordless offer the advantageous that you don't get electric shock by accident... although I never get one, there is still a danger as normally the drill work close by water of some sort... but I am kind of sick and tire of recharging batteries... to me... that is additional work...
Most all corded tools are double insulated and electric shock is pretty much a thing of the past.
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It is my turn...My 1/2" craftsman is burned. Now out in the market for another one... this time I need it fast because got to finish the tiles before moving the washer/dryer on Sunday... now I spot this guy

Mileuwakee 1/2" Magnum....

anyone has experience with this guy? it cost me $149.99 plus tax from HD...
Try makita 18v MXT 8444 it provide 80inb, another suggestion it milwaukee V28 this tool has the speed and power of a corded drill.One of the fastest of the worker of the category...

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