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Old 10-08-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Mixing Thinset

Can anyone recommend a 1/2" drill for mixing thinset mortar? I see where it should turn at about 300 rpm. Does anyone have any recommendations?


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Old 10-09-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have an old Makita with a boat load of torque....it works great. You shouldn't have any problem finding a corded 1/2" drill and virtually all home improvement places. FWIW, I have used a couple of different types of mixers, and the one I like the best has a 1/2" hex shaft, with 4 rods making a mixing basket at the end. It works way better than the flat "drywall" mixer. Maybe others will share their experiences as well....


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You just want to be able to turn it slow and not spin the heck out of it. LOW RPM!!!
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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HD and Lowe's have a nice variable speed 1/2 DeWalt 0-450 rpms for about $170.00

HD also has a Rigid for slightly less, and so does Sears with a Craftsman.

I got my first one at Harbor Freight for $40, but burned it up in a week :-)

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