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  1. Ben Ross

    Ben Ross Active Member

    Location:
    arbroath
    Needing a new mixer rubimix is the one I was looking at but there's lots of cheaper options anything as good ?
     
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  3. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Try Aldis, plasterer I was working with still uses his after 6 years and only £40.
     
  4. Ben Ross

    Ben Ross Active Member

    Location:
    arbroath
    Il have a look in there that's a good shout
     
  5. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Rubimix best avoided like the black death. Any made in the past few years will spend more time waiting to be fixed by the rep than mixing.
    I use alfra-eibenstock, unbelievably capable mixer. Not too cheap though.
    Recently had a go with a raimondi digital mixer and for not a lot of money, they're very good.
     
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  7. Ben Ross

    Ben Ross Active Member

    Location:
    arbroath
    Ye the ones u described are over £200
    Looking to spend about £100 or if there is any cheaper brands that have good reviews I would buy one
     
  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I'd look at evolution paddle mixers then. Less than 100.
     
  9. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Aldi - say no more £39.99!
     
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I tried an aldi mixer a few years ago. Lasted 2 days and the trigger broke.
    You pays your money, you takes your chances...!
     
  11. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I use a sds drill because I like just unclip the mixer from the drill so it can be left in water bucket
     
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  12. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Honestly think it doesn't save when we buy cheap tools. Got to weigh up the lost time waiting for repairs or having to go shopping for replacement.
    I lost a day thanks to a rubi duplex breaking down after a few weeks. A lost day at 200quid plus the 100 or so for the rubi = same price as an eibenstock.
    My next mixer was eibenstock.
     
  13. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Collomix .....best bar none.
     
  14. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler

    Got a fox 1600 a few months back, seems sweet as nut to me, had not probs good and powerful seems well built cost about £150
     
  15. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    BELFAST
    They look good Tom I have to say!
     
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  16. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Had mine since early 2000's.absolute beast of a machine, I think Kyle has a newer version and he says it is brilliant too. Mine cost a lot less than they do now as it was a special offer in a builders merchants.
     
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  17. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    The OP did mention the price of £100 to be the max he wanted to spend.
     
  18. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Mine cost me £50 ish.
     
  19. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    I know budgets are important but so is spending money wisely. I remember a thread recently were the OP wanted a good tile cuter that could handle 600's for £100 or so, that ain't happening! Sometimes it's better to over spend on what you initially thought if you've been advised why and in the long run not only will it make them money it'll also save them money.
     
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