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Old 07-12-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
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I bought one if these on impulse last fall, so now I'll be trying it out.

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I dont have that one but the one pictured below and love it, I have been mixing mortar and concrete in buckets for over 25 years and wish I would’ve had this a long time ago

I like the one I have because that black part is actually a handle that rotates so you can grab the bit while it’s spinning and have good control of it


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Having that to help guide would be good. Hopefully it's very controllable without it. I'm going to try it with a couple different drills, but I'm hoping it will work with my Collomix Xo9.
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Having that to help guide would be good. Hopefully it's very controllable without it. I'm going to try it with a couple different drills, but I'm hoping it will work with my Collomix Xo9.


The augers work really well and are easy on the drills

They are nice because they lift the material from the bottom of the bucket up to the top

After using it for several months now i will never go back to a paddle to mix mortar


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I usually only do a bag or two of mortar, so mixing us no big deal. Fibered stucco, mixing is a big, big deal.

I'll see what setup works best with the mud monster for the stucco, and go from there. That's the most finicky, so the same setup should be good for everything else I do.
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Can't see a similar type in our local merchants. Ours look a lot weaker, like they are designed for plaster. Would be really useful on the present job, where most of the lime is done in the mixer, but the pointing for the arches is a much finer sand and only a bucketful is needed.
Being NHL it needs to be knocked up for around 20 minutes, so it does get a bit tedious.
How much do they cost if you don't mind me asking?
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Mine was around $100 shipped, but i will say that the quality is good and its heavy duty


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I dont have that one but the one pictured below and love it, I have been mixing mortar and concrete in buckets for over 25 years and wish I would’ve had this a long time ago

I like the one I have because that black part is actually a handle that rotates so you can grab the bit while it’s spinning and have good control of it


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I recently purchased that one, I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but the videos I have seen convinced me to get one.
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Here is my setup, i use it almost everyday to mix mortar and today i mixed 12 bags of concrete

What i like about it is that it doesn’t leave dry crap at the bottom of the bucket and it does a nice job of cleaning the sides of the bucket as well unlike paddle bits. Plus it doesn’t matter if you are mixing dry pack or wet soup, it doesn’t stress the drill at all, you can mix completely dry mix

When i was getting used to the auger i was taping the bottom of the bucket at an angle and it busted through the bottom of the bucket and bored straight into the dirt below LOL







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After all these years,I just started mixing mud in a bucket 2 years ago.

This is the paddle I use,I also have good luck with it,meaning cleans sides + no dry material on bottom (although I do add some water initially to bucket) I use a Milwaukee hole Hawg on low speed. With the 4 blades I do not get that hopping and shaking like a 2 blade paddle.

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I usually only do a bag or two of mortar, so mixing us no big deal. Fibered stucco, mixing is a big, big deal.

I'll see what setup works best with the mud monster for the stucco, and go from there. That's the most finicky, so the same setup should be good for everything else I do.



I have been a fan of fibered stucco for many, many moons. I was surprised to watch a video from the stucco / plaster guru Kirk Giordano who said it is not needed. I still like it though.
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After all these years,I just started mixing mud in a bucket 2 years ago.

This is the paddle I use,I also have good luck with it,meaning cleans sides + no dry material on bottom (although I do add some water initially to bucket) I use a Milwaukee hole Hawg on low speed. With the 4 blades I do not get that hopping and shaking like a 2 blade paddle.

https://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemD...4aAvG_EALw_wcB
I've tried a few different ones, but the fibered SBC is what is pushing me away from paddle or the style you have. The fibers start clumping up ruining the mix. It's more a question of how long it takes with a given mixer. Getting a complete mix in a short time and avoiding clumping is the real key. The SBC TDS says no more than 3 minutes mix time in a mortar mixer.

There are two features missing on the Mud Monster. One is the grippable part like on META's, the other is a groove for quick attach/detach like the Collomix uses. I'll put the groove in, but I'll only add the grippable area if I need it.

We'll see what happens.
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After all these years,I just started mixing mud in a bucket 2 years ago.



This is the paddle I use,I also have good luck with it,meaning cleans sides + no dry material on bottom (although I do add some water initially to bucket) I use a Milwaukee hole Hawg on low speed. With the 4 blades I do not get that hopping and shaking like a 2 blade paddle.



https://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemD...4aAvG_EALw_wcB


I have tried that type too, the auger i have posted above is way better.

Its pricy but Well worth the investment, You can have almost a full bucket of dry mix, add water to it and it will not splash out. It moves all of the material from the bottom of the bucket up.


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Here is my setup, i use it almost everyday to mix mortar and today i mixed 12 bags of concrete

What i like about it is that it doesn’t leave dry crap at the bottom of the bucket and it does a nice job of cleaning the sides of the bucket as well unlike paddle bits. Plus it doesn’t matter if you are mixing dry pack or wet soup, it doesn’t stress the drill at all, you can mix completely dry mix

When i was getting used to the auger i was taping the bottom of the bucket at an angle and it busted through the bottom of the bucket and bored straight into the dirt below LOL







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Just bought this will be mixing concrete next week.
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I used to buy a new mixer every 4 years, now I've had the same one 8 and I bought it used lol. Thanks thin stone.
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Just bought this will be mixing concrete next week.
Mixed 30 bags of concrete today no splashing, nothing unmixed in the corner of the bucket, works quick. Only problem was I had 2 small holes in the bottom of the bucket when finished, don't care about the bucket but might have to put plywood under the bucket depending on where I'm mixing.
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. Only problem was I had 2 small holes in the bottom of the bucket when finished, don't care about the bucket but might have to put plywood under the bucket depending on where I'm mixing.

It will be less of an issue the more you use it and the edges are not so sharp on the augger




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so far so good with the mud monster. It's painted, and I forgot to take the paint off the flats, so it worked out of the check some.

Still haven't modified it for the collomix, I need to drill a hole to check and make sure the area I'm extending the flats into is solid and not hollow.

Very fast mix and clean up.
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BTW, it would be tough to pit a hole in the bottom of the bucket with the mud monster. It has a metal ring at the bottom that keeps you from digging in, and doesn't seem to compromise the mixing.

I didn't have trouble controlling it even in a very dry mix.

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