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Old 09-23-2012, 02:52 AM   #16
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This Thread has listed a number of heavy duty, 1/2", slow, variable speed, drills for mixing. If all these are all out of your price range then the alternative may be the used market e.g. Craigslist, Pawn shops, Estate sales etc. If you find one that works for you let us know how you make out.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #17
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eBay is a good place too! I once scored a used variable speed 0-500rpm skil HD 6740 for only $45 w/ shipping included in that price. Plus a scored a craftsman brand new spade made in1996( a dewalt de131 in craftsman clothes) for $51 + $ 25 shipping! Search spade handle drill. Yeah I know I own alot of drills. I got a collection. They do come out and play every do often.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #18
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Here's a nice single speed(450) reversing (rocker switch) spade. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeWalt-DW130...item5ae9fc48ff
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Out of your budget but this is one of the very best spades out there! Key to shaft chuck not a left hand thread
screw chuck. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Makita-1-2-S...item5895ae43fb

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ridgid-3420-...item337c536d90 This is a goodie too!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #21
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the makita is a sure winner. rigid id be a little wary of based on my experience with rigid gear
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porter-Cable...item4abc15b8e0 http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKITA-CORDE...item4d05057782 And do not forget the right ang;le drills. They have oodles of torque to mix. The big ones that is w/ the RAD heads.
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the makita is a sure winner. rigid id be a little wary of based on my experience with rigid gear
I only have 2 Ridgid tools their big 16 gallon wet/dry and a made on Germany 4 1/2 grinder sourced from Metabo. New stuff made in china I have no experience with.

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People mix with this all the time http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-Ma...item27cb1cf566 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-Ma...item27cb39b8eb but slower like this is better http://www.ebay.com/itm/METABO-1-2-D...item3a79fb3565 or a d handle http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-Co...item35bf5eb971 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-1-...item5ae526c1ff
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the makita is a sure winner. rigid id be a little wary of based on my experience with rigid gear
I think the ridgid I linked is an older made on USA model.
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the metabo stuff is usually decent. their shop vacs are good but are made by somone else i believe.. the cordless stuff is a waste of money
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General rule of thumb is any corded drill geared to 600rpm or less make great mixers. The 850rpm Milwaukees (0299) I linked are used to mix due to their high 8.0 amp rating. I prefer the low rpm drills for mixing.
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I have an old sears I have used for years, it's a d handle 1/2" low rpm high torque I don't use it for anything but mixing drywall mud, thin-set, concrete, grout, you get the point. You can go to sears and a lot of times they have these tools reconditioned way cheaper than new. Funny thing I think this is the only craftsman tool I own.
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Thanks guys, lots of great advice. I got cheap and since I only needed a tool for this project, I asked my BIL. He has a 1973 (made before I was born) sears power drill that's worked great for me. I have mixed 9/14 bags of thinset and all is well.
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Thanks guys, lots of great advice. I got cheap and since I only needed a tool for this project, I asked my BIL. He has a 1973 (made before I was born) sears power drill that's worked great for me. I have mixed 9/14 bags of thinset and all is well.
Your welcome! I had fun researching the drills! Glad it worked out!

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