SKIL paddle mixers

Powerful paddle mixers with high-quality gearing for mixing all kinds of materials such as mortars, paints and adhesives.

Tool usage

How to use a paddle mixer?

  1. How to use a paddle mixer?

    A paddle mixer is used to mix materials like mortar, cement plaster, tile adhesive and paint. A hammer drill can also mix small quantities of liquids, but it’s not designed for continual mixing. Mixing with a hammer drill is much more tiring, too, because you have to apply a lot of force. So, we recommend you use a paddle mixer for mixing jobs.

    Various types of paddle mixer are available. Before you buy, consider whether you want a paddle mixer for light or heavy work. Specifications like wattage, RPM and maximum mixing capacity are important factors in this decision. Other functions such as adjustable speed and an electronic soft start ensure extra convenience when mixing.

    Depending on the mixing paddle, a paddle mixer can be suited to all kinds of mixing jobs. Find out here which mixing paddle you need for your job.

What are the different paddles for?

  1. What are the different paddles for?

    When choosing a mixing paddle, you need to think about the connection. Round and six-sided (hexagonal) connections are suitable for use on a hammer drill, whereas an M14 connection only fits a paddle mixer. Another important factor is the direction of the mixing flow. You can get paddles that move downwards to minimize lump forming. These are ideal for mixing liquid and semi-liquid materials. Paddles that move upward are designed to mix dense and semi-liquid materials with minimum resistance. You can also get paddles that move sideways. These move powerfully, minimizing spatters. They can be used to mix liquids and semi-liquids.

    Various types of mixing paddle are available for mixers and hammer drills. These are among the most common ones.

  2. 1) Paddle for liquids
    Paint, lacquer, primer, putty and thin plasterwork are classed as liquids. When mixing these, use a paddle designed for liquid materials.
  3. 2) Paddle for semi-liquids
    Mortar, thinset and tile adhesive are examples of materials that can be mixed with a paddle designed for semi-liquid materials.
  4. 3) Paddle for dense materials
    A paddle for dense materials is recommended when mixing cement, plaster, tile adhesive and mortar.

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