Sika Tech Tip

Mixing jobs are part of the daily routine on any flooring site. But professional mixing machines and mixing tools are often nowhere to be found. Many craftsmen continue to struggle with a simple power drill for complex mixing jobs instead of using a special hand-held mixer, like those from Collomix.

A power drill can certainly be adequate for mixing small volumes of materials at a low rpm, but when materials with higher viscosity or large mixing volumes have to be mixed, a power drill should not be your first choice. A power drill is designed to drill in short bursts and not mix for long periods of time, they tend to quickly overheat and burnout. Also, when using a power drill, the mixing time will increase, with a higher physical strain on the user. 

So why make mixing jobs more difficult?

In comparison with ordinary drills, hand-held mixers are specially designed for heavy loads generated during mixing. The drive elements supply enough power and sufficient cooling of the motor even under the heaviest of loads, and the special gear units guarantee a long life and optimum performance.

Because hand-held mixers are all designed ergonomically, the comfortable holding position and body posture make your work easier. The machine power and rotational speed are in optimal balance for top-class mixing results and minimum physical strain on the user.

Hand-held mixers also convert power into mixing action. The gear system and finely adjustable electronics of hand-held mixers provide maximum power at all times. Moreover the ON/OFF switch has a safeguard for preventing unintentional start-up, while the speed is finely controlled by speed electronics.

As a rule of thumb:

The larger the mixing volume, the higher the viscosity of the mixing material, the lower the rpm and, as a consequence, the higher the drive power required.


Don’t sabotage your mixing job by using only an ordinary power drill – Make your work easier by using a hand-held mixer.