Great value mixer for the gate type paddle, lighter and easier to carry than the larger watt mixers with the m14 female thread.
I’m restructuring the house and often i need to mix various types of cement-based plasters, glues and paints. This drill have a european/german schuko plug enclosed into a square fused uk plug. Just remove one screw and you change your plug from uk to mainland europe. There is a variable speed control, useful to prevent the unit to yank at startup. The two handles provide the user a good grasp on the device when mixing dense materials, while the low rpm deliver a lot of torque, enough to mix mortar with sandthe chuck is a standard 1-13mm with a 1/2′ 20 unf attachment. Once removed the left handed screw inside i replaced it with a 3-16mm one, more practical for big mixing paddles. In brief, a low cost tool that do exactly what it’s supposed to do. I would recommend not just to diy users but also to more professional users.
This drill was even better than i had hoped and not only did it help to mix concrete but is also very good at drilling holes. So all in all am very pleased with this drill. It doesn’t at all feel cheap either and seems very sturdy.
- Does the job for a serious DIYer
- A very useful drill.
- A good tool for a low price
Diy use only diy use only diy use only diy use only yes.
I generally buy the best tools i can afford (driven by the ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ philosophy) but as i only had to plaster a few walls i thought i’d try this instead of labouring my 24v cordless drill with the mixing paddle. For the money i am impressed by the quality of the tool. It has variable speed and plenty of torque to mix up a large gorilla tub of plaster. The only thing that could be better is the length of mains lead. 4m would be better than the 2m supplied, and if it was rubber rather than stiff pvc that would be better too. Overall worth every penny of the £29 i paid for it.
Features of Silverline 123557 – DIY Low-Speed Mixing Drill 600W
- Slow start variable speed trigger
- Forward and reverse
- 13 mm keyed chuck
- Cast-metal gearbox
- Large multi-position D-handle
Had a few of these and used them on site. Great mixer, but had 3 in 12 months. But none the less a great mixer for the money. I’ve now got the silverline threaded drill.
Budget price but i’ve been using it for months to mix plaster, mainly finishing plaster, and it has been a excellent. It has soft start so you don’t end up with water and plaster everywhere and it’s easy to use.
The drill is robust but sparks a bit through the brush contact so not suitable in a flammable area. The speed is controlled by a dial down button which restricts the trigger going all the way in. A heavy hand can push past this so care. For the price well worth it. But not the drill i am looking for.
Excellent product, never let me down.