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How to use a powered mixing paddle

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Finding a suitable powered mixing paddle depends on the material you are going to mix whether it is low, medium or heavy viscosity. The material going to be mixed needs a specific way of being mixed which is down to the paddle's head shape. See our page 'Choosing the right mixing paddle for your material'

Step 1 – Select  mixing paddle

Finding a suitable powered mixing paddle depends on the material you are going to mix whether it is low, medium or heavy viscosity. The material going to be mixed needs a specific way of being mixed which is down to the paddle’s head shape.

For more information, see  How to choose the right mixing paddle for your material

Once you have identified the mixing paddle you will be using, there are two types of fittings to consider: 1. M14 Thread - A number of mixing paddles contain a M14 thread which most hand held power mixing machines use. Once you have identified the mixing paddle you will be using, there are two types of fittings to consider:

1. M14 Thread – A number of mixing paddles contain a M14 thread which most hand held power mixing machines use.

2. Hexagonal shank - Hexagonal shanks come fitted on a number of mixing paddles and enable the user to use electric drills as a mixer. Mixing paddles are generally fitted with 8-16 mm shafts. 2. Hexagonal shank – Hexagonal shanks come fitted on a number of mixing paddles and enable the user to use electric drills as a mixer.

Mixing paddles are generally fitted with 8-16 mm shafts.

Once you have identified the mixing paddle and what fitting it contains then connect it to either your hand-held mixer or electric drill.

Step 2 – Connect mixer to power tool

Once you have identified the mixing paddle and what fitting it contains then connect it to either your hand-held mixer or electric drill.

As soon as the paddle is safely connected, pour the material that is going to be used into a clean tub or container ready to mix.

Step 3  – Prepare mixture

As soon as the paddle is safely connected, pour the material that is going to be used into a clean tub or container ready to mix.

Once the material is placed into the container or tub, place the head of the mixing paddle into the mix and start mixing until it has reached a smooth and even consistency.

Step 4 – Use mixing paddle

Once the material is placed into the container or tub, place the head of the mixing paddle into the mix and start mixing until it has reached a smooth and even consistency.