a2zmovieproductions: I have continued to use this mixer and have had no problems with it. Yes
some paint has flaked off in a few small spots but not an issue. I would
just spray some Rustoleum on it :) After almost 2 years I have am still
N Russell: Thanks for the video! Mine is exatcly like this but from home depot and I
would have been lost without this video. The only confusing part was the
numbered bags. Mine were numbered differently and I think you said to use
bag 12 twice. I used bag 6 for attaching the arm to the stand and had to
play around with it before i figured it all out. :-)
Shawn R.: At 3:01 in this video, you show the paddles installed. How much distance
do you have between the paddle and the drum, particularly on the lower half
of the drum? Yours look quite close, as I would expect it to be. Mine are
several inches away from the drum, which is NOT going to make any mixing
Yes, the paddles are placed correctly (same as yours anyway)...with the 'V'
of the paddle pointing in the direction of drum rotation (clockwise).
Kidding...but that is what the instructions say (step 18 page 8).
The drum DOES turn CCW, not CW.
The instruction are indeed ridiculous.
Mark Ouwehand: Hi, great video, thanks a lot! I am looking for a machine that can mix
flours and other ingredients well. Do you think this one could do the job?
I noticed some paint coming off, that would not be great in food. Please
advice. Thanks again.
EricButlerPhotoVideo: Bought and assembled mine today...not terrible, but did take some guessing
on which bolts go to what. One very confusing thing...The manual says that
the blades point in the direction of drum rotation (clockwise)...but the
drum clearly rotates counterclockwise. And, I can't see how the blades
could be installed the other direction. Mine looks like yours...so I guess
I'm okay. :)
a2zmovieproductions: I love this mixer. I have mixed about 40-50 bags in it and had no problems
at all. I can't remember if I specified in the video, but I mix two 80lb
bags of concrete at a time. I first put in 1.5 gallons of water then I put
in 1 80lb bag. After it is mixed in good (soupy), I add the 2nd 80lb bag.
AFTER I add the 2nd 80lb I turn the mixer down to almost a 90 degree angle.
If you do not then it won't mix good. I have it at about 45 degrees to add
water and 2 bags of mix. This works great!
Paul Bottine: Thanks for the vid. Watched it 3 weeks ago after I ordered and glad I did.
Mixer got in this week and I put it together today. After watching I picked
up some grease and sealant so had that on hand. If you had not posted it
would have taken me a lot longer to put the thing together particularly
since yes, the instructions suck and also I did not have 15 bags of
hardware. I had 13. 1-12 and another number 1. Again, thanks for posting.
Oh and my junction box was broken too.
EricButlerPhotoVideo: I meant, the bend in the blades is supposed to point in the direction of
rotation...according to the manual...They clearly can't...
EricButlerPhotoVideo: Mine only came with 2 washers...I think it could use a third.
DOMINICPAULL: I had the usual problems, but they would have been much more difficult to
solve and much more time-consuming without your video. I was having trouble
setting the key into the keyway on the driveshaft, so I installed the drive
pulley on the driveshaft without the key, taking care to align the two
keyways squarely, and then carefully tapped the oiled key into the keyway,
as if tapping in a nail. She went in smoothly. Timewise, 5 hours, but she
runs! Thanks, again, friend.
thedirtygermans: thanks for sharing. the cameras focus adjustment sound every 3 secs adds to
the noise when it runs; haha.
tony harkin: Thanks for showing how to do the blades. The instructions are pretty poor.
Took me a while to figure out that the round metal slug was to go above the
spring for the handle. The bolt presses on the slug, which presses on the
a2zmovieproductions: I hope you are as pleased as I was. Let me know how it goes.
little bear canoes: I have this mixer , In part of your video you forgot the 3 big flat washers
that go under the main drum shaft. The drum should not rub on the top frame.
little bear canoes: put the two or three big washers under main drum. Your drive gear runs to
far up into the drum, this is way you have noise.
jonessaddle: Thank You I orderd one today, and I will have grease and sealant on the
ready. Thanks Again
Dasdfjkl: I think I am going to buy one. It should pay for itself by saving the money
of renting a mixer. Only down side is I have to find a place to store it.
Dasdfjkl: You can't get the bigger side of the gasket to the outside because it is
cut in a circle, and the circle can only go on in one position. Were you
able to get apart the gear end where the gear shaft bearings are? My gear
is a bit hard to turn but I can not get to the bearings. I did undo the
bearings that it tips on, they were horrible. I couldn't tip the barrel, I
had to pull off the ends, steel wool them and grease them.
James Spain: Thank you for the video. The printed instructions suck to say the least...
funny that I notices the same misalignment of arrows on the tub and had to
take out a couple of bolts to put the paddles in.... I also used gorilla
glue for the gasket sealer which I think will be ok.. had some gobs
streaming down the inside which I'm sure will help mix the cement. Plugged
it in and it worked like a champ... I fell for some of people trying to put
this thing together that aren't mechanically inclined.
91945punx: Thanks a lot for the video.
MrJHEagle: Thank you for the video and glad you never got your finger caught while it
was going )))
enlightened58: Thanks for this video now I know what I was doing wrong with the bolt and
spring tension unit lol. I was like what's this flat washer with no hole
for. I have one question for you about the wheel unit for the belt that
push's on the piston. There is a small slot on both the wheel unit and the
piston does the small metal pin I guess you could call it slide into the
slot to engage better the two for the turning of the wheel through tension?
I hope you understand what I'm talking about.
Peter Smith: I skipped the gasket sealant and mine works just fine no leaks
jwright650: I have oone of these at home, still in the box. Hoping to get it put
together soon and mix some concrete. How is it holding up now that you have
had it a while?
jonessaddle: How do you like this mixer. Does it work well. I am thinking of buying one.
Thanks for the great videos.
TheS killet: I wish I would have watched this last night before I put mine together.
mike michael: Did yours make a clicking noise around the electric motor pulley. Thanks
for the video took me 1 1/2 hour instructions suck
BattMann911: Yes, the "key" (small square piece of metal about 1" [25mm] long) goes into
the slot (keyway) in the shaft (what you refer to as a piston, I presume)
before you slide the pulley (wheel unit) onto the shaft. It transmits the
torque from the pulley to the shaft and prevents the pulley from spinning
around the shaft.
Adam: Also remember to line up the arrows on the drum halves. Otherwise the holes
won't be perfect