Re: Anyone use a $275 Home Depot style cement mixer?
I'm in the US, and Husky brand products have held up well for me. They have a commercial-type mixer for a lot of use. Also check out Northern Tools, but you'll have to have it shipped. If you want to be even greener, you can make your own tumbler by building a table and mounting 4 caster-type wheels upside down on the top (wheels facing the sky) that will fit under whatever kind of metal tub you choose to use, and the tub will rotate on the casters. Put a 4 by 4 under the front two wheels so the tub is higher on the open end and won't spill out, or fashion a lid for your tub. Put a handle on the front edge of it so you have to turn it manually. Smaller loads are easier, but maybe you need bigger loads for the work you do.
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