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Paint shaker
Quebec, Canada
Joined: July 06, 2013
KitMaker: 225 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
I tried it, and I loved it ! Why didn't I buy it sooner ?

Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 3,524 posts
AeroScale: 814 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 04:23 AM UTC
Yep-- the good old Robart paint shaker-- I've had mine going on 20 years and it's still going strong. Broke the rubber strap twice now (they wear out eventually) and replaced it both times with a wide rubber band with some holes punched in it. It does tend to "wander" 'round the bench occasionally if I walk away from it while it's running, but that's because I'm too lazy to swap out the worn rubber feet for new ones-- I just put a heavy weight in front of it. It works far better than stirring for me. I consider it one of my "essential" hobby tools.
VR, Russ
Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
KitMaker: 1,654 posts
AeroScale: 27 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:24 AM UTC
The battery operated ones didn't wander like the AC ones do, but you aren't replacing D cell batteries all the time either.
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,458 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
I was thinking about building one, my printer just died and I saved the electric motors that could fit and the scanner glass plate to work the PE