Mud Mixer Drill - Tools & Equipment - Contractor Talk

Mud Mixer Drill

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-26-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
Pro
 
nwksremodeler's Avatar
 
Trade: a little bit of everything, roofing, windows, doors, kitchen & bath remodels
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 233
Rewards Points: 244

Mud Mixer Drill


My old mud mixing drill (United Electric Co., ancient) shot the brushes and possibly the armeture so I was looking for suggestions for a replacement? Was looking at just a standard 1/2" drill to do the job. I also came across a new one made by Diablo, Diablotools.com has anyone used one, whats your thoughts???
nwksremodeler is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 07-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
improving homes
 
platinumLLC's Avatar
 
Trade: Roofing/Remodeling
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,030
Rewards Points: 346

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


This is the one that I use, just I have the older model. Have used it for about 5-6 years now and like it. http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...p?productID=19

Advertisement

platinumLLC is offline  
Old 07-26-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
KemoSabe
 
loneframer's Avatar
 
Trade: residential framing/siding/general carpentry
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vineland, New Jersey
Posts: 14,233
Rewards Points: 12,218

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


I have a Craftsman 1/2" triple reduction drill that turns 450 RPMs. You'll spin the bucket with yourself on top of it before you stop the drill. I used it to drill 3/4" holes through treated pilings with up to 14" diameter with a ship auger. It very closely resembles a B&D model from the same era. 20 years old.
__________________
__________________________________




"Walking the fine line between production and perfection"




__________________________________

Last edited by loneframer; 07-26-2009 at 07:26 PM.
loneframer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
Geometrist

 
Warren's Avatar
 
Trade: framing/remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 10,071
Rewards Points: 335

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


I got that 20 year old B&D drill. Haven't used it a whole lot over the last 5 years or so. Got it out a couple months ago to mix some joint compound and the drill spun about 5 times and stopped spinning. Upon inspection later I discovered that the shaft had sheared off cleanly. Where I use to work, the drywall finishers used and abused these drills and now under very light use, I've destroyed it.

We actually used a cordless 1/2" drill to mix some thinset last week and it seemed to do ok.
Warren is offline  
Old 07-26-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
KemoSabe
 
loneframer's Avatar
 
Trade: residential framing/siding/general carpentry
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vineland, New Jersey
Posts: 14,233
Rewards Points: 12,218

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren View Post
I got that 20 year old B&D drill. Haven't used it a whole lot over the last 5 years or so. Got it out a couple months ago to mix some joint compound and the drill spun about 5 times and stopped spinning. Upon inspection later I discovered that the shaft had sheared off cleanly. Where I use to work, the drywall finishers used and abused these drills and now under very light use, I've destroyed it.

We actually used a cordless 1/2" drill to mix some thinset last week and it seemed to do ok.
I just went to the garage to see if I could find mine, as I haven't used it in about 8 years. I guess I should put it through the paces seeing that non-use is a form of abuse.
__________________
__________________________________




"Walking the fine line between production and perfection"




__________________________________
loneframer is offline  
Old 07-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
Member
 
joeslob's Avatar
 
Trade: Renovations
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


If you're looking at a dedicated mortar/mud drill, check out these... http://www.csunitec.com/mixers/

We use them for mixing epoxy mortar systems, and they're the toughest handheld mixers we've come across.
joeslob is offline  
Old 07-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #7
Contractor of the Month
 
Inner10's Avatar
 
Trade: Control Systems
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 25,693
Rewards Points: 4,108

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


I have a 20 year old makita 1/2 inch drill; its so beat up I don't care what kind of abuse I put it too. I've gone through many brushes, triggers and switches and the powercord as been replugged its now about 2 feet lol still works.
Inner10 is online now  
Old 07-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #8
All ahead flank
 
Bill in VaBeach's Avatar
 
Trade: Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Home Improvement
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Posts: 64
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


I'll second loneframer. I use a triple-reduction older Porter Cable 1/2" drill, max rpm probably 700, that will out torque anything you put it up against. Bought it new several years ago and it's a beast, and because of this can't justify buying a separate mixing tool...yet.
Bill in VaBeach is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #9
Pro
 
We Fix Houses's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling / Carpentry
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,737
Rewards Points: 2,206

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hi...refix=diablo+m
We Fix Houses is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 03:58 PM   #10
Member
 
JohnLINY's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter/Remodeler
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 60
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Mud Mixer Drill


I use an old Milwaukee Hole Hawg. It has enough torque to probably break your wrist. Low speed turns at 300 rmp so it is a beast. It is made like a tank and practical weighs as much as one.


Advertisement

JohnLINY is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hitachi sds plus drill samthedog Tools & Equipment 4 05-27-2009 08:48 PM
QEP grout mixer mickey69125 Drywall 7 03-05-2009 07:50 PM
corded dewalt drill trigger speed control question michigan roman Tools & Equipment 1 12-03-2008 01:13 AM
metal drill bits SES Constructio Tools & Equipment 11 11-06-2008 04:41 AM
Morter Mixer Vs Cement Mixer personalt Masonry 6 07-29-2007 08:16 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?