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turning a dremel Rotary tool into a paint mixer

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  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
turning a dremel Rotary tool into a paint mixer
Posted by Mikeym_us on Friday, September 24, 2004 8:03 PM
you see I was in quite a jam I had broken my Badger paint mixer (the mixer part noth the motor and case that the mixer attached to) but then I remembered that the shaft of the Mixer blade would fit into into my dremel too so I used the dremel and a cutting disc and cut off the broken coupler and then took the cutting disc out (after I shut off the power tool) and inserted the Mixer blade and now it works just fine. Im glad I have 2 Mini Mites Big Smile [:D]

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  • From: SETX. USA
Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 24, 2004 8:10 PM
cool! what RPM you mixin at? gotta pic of the mixing end of that apparatus? I never though of using my dremel... but I'd like to see if I can scratchbuild me a mixer...
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 25, 2004 5:41 AM
sounds like a great idea, but what about flinging paint across the room ? also, do you have problems with bubbles from mixing too fast?
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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Saturday, September 25, 2004 8:15 AM
no no problems at all and the only way I would fling paint across the room would be to have the mixer halfway out of a jar of new paint.

tho9900: I have no idea what RPM Im using if I want the paint mixed without airbubbles I go to Low and if I want to get it thoughoughly mixed I go to High and illtry to get a pic of the whole thing today who knows I may have just invented the next best thing in rotary paint mixers [8P]


sorry about the blurry pics but I was using a digital handicam

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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    August 2004
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by jdavidb on Monday, September 27, 2004 10:51 PM
I tested out something, so for the benefit of the readers: don't put something flexible such as a plastic sprue piece in the Dremel. Anything flexible spinning that fast can turn into a weed eater. I knew what I was doing with that experiment & took precautions when I tried that out, so no harm was done.

I do have a Dremel that I sometimes use as a paint mixer though. I stick one of those fat & long toothpicks in it with the flat end down / pointed end in the Dremel chuck. That's also dangerous, but I'd rather a piece of wood with its likelyhood of just breaking off and falling instead of turning into a weed eater or slinging chunks of glass jar rims from some sort of metal stick hitting it. I do that with a multi-speed Dremel at its lowest setting. It says in the manual that this first notch is in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 rpm.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 8:57 AM
I took a piece of metal coathanger. Cut the coathanger along a straight edge and just on the other side of where it bends. Then trim it down, so you have an "L" shape on the wire. It fits great in the dremel and the bend is enough to mix paint with splattering it all over the place. Just remember to use it on the lowest speed. I've been mixing all kinds of paint this way and it works great!
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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Friday, October 1, 2004 8:43 PM
mine is running straight and true you just have to use the right collet for the Job since if the collet is too small it will weed whack the same is if its too big.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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