I've got a few projects coming up that I'd like to save my energy
spent mixing mortar by hand for the project itself.
I work alone & don't work for long any more- so mix one batch and I'm
done for the day. It is time to automate that part so I can expend
the energy on stacking block, plastering, or finishing.
I've used a mud mixer on a 1/2" drill with some success- up to a
gallon or two of mud. But without a stand it isn't really a whole
lot easier than mixing in a tub with a mortar hoe.
The one I have is like this
Works great for paint & wallboard mud- not so much for dryer stuff
like mortar. I might buy/build a stand & see if that helps any.
I'm also looking at one of these--
I've got a 1/2hp motor on my cement mixer- so I could get the M-60
without motor for a couple hundred bucks- or I might make a 'tipping'
one & just buy the paddle.