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MikeKy55 05-18-2011 04:47 PM

Drill for mixing joint compound
 
I have a 1/2 drill/hammer drill and when I used it to stir joint compound, after a minute of two it began to smoke. Of course I stopped. Does it take a drill of a certain horsepower?

oh'mike 05-18-2011 07:39 PM

You need a heavy drill for mixing mud----I've used a Milwaukee Hole shooter for years--That's about the smallest you can get away with.

Harbor Freight has a mud mixer that a number of pros are pleased with.

I smoked a few drills ,long ago, Before I got a serious tool.---Mike---

loneframer 05-18-2011 08:33 PM

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If you want a drill that will give you years of service, look into a triple reduction gearbox. This drill turns at 450 RPMs. It will put a 1" auger bit through a PT marine piling. I also use it to mix bags of Sakrete in buckets.

MikeKy55 05-18-2011 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by loneframer (Post 650663)
If you want a drill that will give you years of service, look into a triple reduction gearbox. This drill turns at 450 RPMs. It will put a 1" auger bit through a PT marine piling. I also use it to mix bags of Sakrete in buckets.


That's the type mixing paddle I have. Guess I need more drill.....

firehawkmph 05-18-2011 09:45 PM

Mike,
I have a big milwaukee similar to what loneframer pictured. The key is the slow speed, lots of torque. It doesn't even break a sweat mixing thinset or joint compound. I think I paid 169.00 for it about 5 years ago.
Mike Hawkins:)

Willie T 05-18-2011 09:50 PM

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I use an old Black & Decker that I got at a yard sale for $15.
Same mixing paddle as shown above.


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