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#1 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:40 PM


Purchased one, of course a sawzall is needed , but if you have one this is worth the price if rattle can paints are to be used . Two thumbs up

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 05:43 PM

I saw in Farm Show one that rotated the can slowly like a propellor to mix the can. All you need to do is move the mixing ball from one end to the other a lot of times. I will probably make one like I am thinking soon, I get tired of shaking lol.

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Thanx WOI,  Hadn't seen one of those before. 


I like the idea,  I like the product, but I'd rather it have a longer stroke.  If the material is settled and somewhat firm the ball needs a good running start to have the inertia to break it up.   Maybe with rattlecan paint its not an issue but some products it could be.  ???

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I once worked at True Value and we had those shaking paint mixers there. The boss said NO spray paint goes in it, would rattle the ball out the side of the can! I see this is more vertical and probly not as strong as that shaker.  I hate the shaking part too, but now days seems like not much diff sound after quite a time shaking, so hard to know if enough. Course you shake as you go too, so guess it gets done. I always invert and spray out to clean out tip and tube. My Son in law never heard of doing that he said. Whaaaa! Says right on cans.  Seems now with some of those fancy tips that does not work anymore. Rustoleum and Vlaspar paints I've been getting don't seem to clear when inverted, so don't do it on those.

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:12 PM

Finally some thing I can use my sawzall for besides demolition work  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 08:02 PM

Thats sweet!

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 10:34 PM

I made one a lot like that, as seen on Youtube. I went and bought a corded recip. saw at Harbor Freight that is always set up for spray cans. Mounted it to a 2 by 4 and when ready to shake, I put it in a vice horizontally. I used a hose clamp around the trigger to adjust the speed. I just plug it in and it shakes. Oh, and I had to make something to mount the can in, hard to explain. Youtube has good ideas on that.

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 10:51 AM

I saw that a couple yrs ago, was going to make one, still haven't done it.

I found one of the best things for spray paint is to run can under hot water for a few mins. IMO it paints a lot better and tip doesn't clog. 

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Posted January 05, 2016 - 12:33 PM

I remove the spray tips and put them in a baby food jar of laquor thinner.  Next time I need one I blow it out with air and start spraying.  Always have extras in case one gets clogged.

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