Amazon.ca:Customer reviews: Edward Tools Paint Mixer Drill Attachment - Helix Mixer for 1 Gallon of Paint Epoxy, Resin, Silicone - Consistent Even Flow Stirrer Paddle - Works with all 3/8” and larger drills (1)
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This works really well when used with a drill. If you get currious and attach this to your drill press amd set speed to 4,500 rpm you should wear PPE. The rod is a bendable metal and will bend to a 90 degree and proceed to spin and attempt to become a helecoptor and upon making contact with drill press stand... The red plastic shatters and launches large pieces everywhere.
I was hesitant, but decided to give it a shot. I had many cans paint that had settled. The first can I stirred with a paint stick ... what a chore. Then I ordered this. In minutes, with no exertion other than squeezing the button on my drill - my paint was very well mixed. It cleans up well, even if you forget to rinse it while sit wet, the paint peels right off. So glad I bought it
This is some sort of super hard plastic, and if you want to use for epoxy (like me), you'd have to immediately clean while wet instead of cleaning when you'd like if it was true to description. I do use a lot of paint as well, so it won't fully go to waste. But I definitely won't be using it for its purchased intentions...sadly.
Using this tool for stirring pain is obvious, and it works really well for that. The silicone blades get into the corners without "chatter" and as long as you don't get too aggressive on the RPM paint doesn't splash.
My SECOND mixer I use for drywall topping. Experts will tell you that several thin coats beat one sloppy coat, and in the past 20 years I have been able to avoid dry sanding entirely by following that advice.
Using a smaller bucket (5 quart or so), add drywall mud and then gradually water down to milkshake consistency. Also works great with Hamilton's 20 minute or similar product. Bottom line this mixer stirs evenly and without "chatter" or splash. Silicone blades don't load up with material, and the mud or paint rinses off easily.
Buy two so you don't have drywall crumbs in your paint or paint in your drywall.
First time I used this mixer I found little red pieces in my epoxy. Upon closer inspection of this tool the red plastic comes a bit frayed from the manufacturer's mold. I was able to resolve this issue by burning the frayed bits off prior to mixing.
I bought this tool a couple weeks ago as I began to realize my epoxy projects were getting bigger than a small cup of epoxy. This is a great tool for mixing epoxy if you are mixing a pot of more than two cups. it works quick and easy with good results of an even mix. Like any tool you will need to try it and figure out how it works best for you. Use a variable speed drill and pay attention to bottom, sides and upper areas of the pot. It saves so much effort than hand mixing larger mixes. Works well and worth the money.
Works well with battery drill to mix resin with minimal splashing. The resin is a little harder to remove (once dry) than from other silicon tools I have and seems to be less enthused about shedding when wet. Will take a moment to wipe down after use to minimize build up on shaft and cut down on the amount that needs to be pried off of the blades. Not sure if the issue is the tool, the resin or a combo of the two. Regardless, it does the job I want it to do and takes on the heavy lifting when mixing two part resin.
It's pretty self explanatory, it's a mixer attachment for a drill. It works, but honestly it keeps falling out of my drill no matter how tightly I screw it in. It's not the drill, I've been using that for years, but this just seems to not be very secure. I used it to mix my homemade laundry detergent so it didn't bother me that much to have to go digging it out of my container of detergent, but if it was paint or something equally messy/gross, this rating would be a lot lower.