You need a heavy duty version of a 1/2 inch drill. If you use a
regular pistol grip type drill, you will burn it up. Here is the
type that you need:
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Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Your not really very specific. I would think that most 1/2 inch drills would
have enough snort to do thin set. If your drill is variable speed and a el
cheapo then many be not. If you have a choice of speeds lower is better.
Unless you want to cover the walls and yourself.
I use a Milwaukee Hole shooter 600 rpm and ........ away we go. Milwaukee
calls them D-Handles. Mine is on or off, and 25 years strong.
I just was mixing thinset for bathroom flooring tile...and I used an old
Craftsman's 3/8" drill motor, and it worked just fine. It didn't even came
close to burning-out the motor...and if it did, it was just an old Craftsman
that I paid about $30.00 when I bought it....not much of a loss.
Unless you want to spend a lot of money on a new drill motor or you are
seeking an excuse to purchase a new drill motor, use an old crappy one and
if it works, you're dollars ahead...and if it doesn't, you haven't lost
I'm not a Pro but I have tiled several rooms in my house and my old (I
mean OLD) Monkey Ward, variable speed, 1/2" drill motor has worked
My stirrer is pretty simple, not much more than a 'T' shape, so it
might be easier to drive than some of the 'fan blade' type of stirrers.
Hope this helps.
I have a Milwaukee 1/2" drill with an eight amp motor. I burned up a
Makita 1/2" hammer drill that only had a 5 amp motor. Of course I am
stirring up drywall compound and that is thick stuff. Thin-set should
not be a problem for any 1/2" drill.
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