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What's Your Favorite Blunger?

17 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

In the market for some new blungers/mixers for studio, wondering what your preference is and why?  


Mainly I've been using the standard paint mixers you get at hardware store, usually the 2.5" diameter for 5-gal buckets, that fits a regular drill's 3/8" chuck.  Somehow destroyed 4 of them in the last  year and I need to buy some more (I guess they were like 5-6yrs old each).  Turns out Home Depot and Lowes stopped carrying the size I prefer and replaced them with a different style with solid fins (they only carry the larger 4" version that fits a 1/2" chuck); I bought one to try out and it seemed to make more of a mess than mix, then last week I saw 1/2 the fins broke off when someone used it.  The only place I've seen the old classic blunger is at Harbor Freight, I don't mind picking up a few of them since they're only $4 each, but while I'm in the market I'm wondering if there is something that's "better" and still cost effective so I can let people who don't seem to care about their equipment, abuse it weekly


Been using for years and cant' get everywhere anymore:



This is what the stores replaced it with:



I used one of these in the past with good luck, but it was a little small (like for a 2gal bucket) and then someone decided they wanted to use it to mix plaster and not clean it afterward...




Anyways, as you can see below there are many different styles -- so I'm wondering who's tried most of them for mixing slip/glaze/misc?