The Revolutionary Wireless Mixing Solution
In the world of construction, there has always been a struggle when it comes to finding the perfect tool for mixing materials. Corded drills are often underpowered and can easily burn out, leaving professionals frustrated. Finally, Milwaukee presents the solution we’ve all been waiting for – the Milwaukee 2810-20 M18 Fuel Slurry Mixer. But does it live up to the hype?
A Closer Look at the Design
The key to successful wireless mixing lies in the motor design. Traditional cordless drills are ill-equipped for the demanding task of mixing, but Milwaukee has changed the game. The 2810-20 M18 Fuel Mud Mixer features a larger brushless motor that ensures maximum power and protection during operation.
Variable Speed Control
The Milwaukee Cordless Mud Mixer offers multiple ways to adjust and maintain the speed. With a convenient variable dial and RPM markings, you can easily adjust the speed on the fly. The trigger also boasts a variable speed design, reducing finger fatigue during prolonged mixing sessions. Additionally, a lock button is provided for those who prefer a hands-free approach.
Unlike many other models on the market, the Milwaukee 2810-20 does not feature a keyless chuck. This may disappoint some users, but Milwaukee’s decision was based on extensive testing. The high-torque requirements of mixing materials may cause the paddles to slip with a keyless chuck. However, the key stows onboard and does not interfere with the left handle.
While it may seem unnecessary, the inclusion of LED lights on the mud mixer proves to be a handy addition. Even if you only need it occasionally, having a built-in light ensures visibility in dark working conditions.
Milwaukee 2810-20 Handle Design
Arguably one of the most significant features of the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Slurry Mixer is its handle design. The pistol grip handle offers excellent control, while the dual-handle design allows for versatility. The left handle can be rotated 180°, enabling users to find the most comfortable and suitable angle for their specific application.
Performance and Versatility
With a maximum speed of 550 RPM, the Milwaukee 2810-20 is more than capable of handling mixing tasks. However, its capabilities extend beyond mixing alone. This versatile tool can also be used for drilling tasks in various materials, including wood, metal, PVC, and composites. While not a high-speed drill, it excels in applications where torque is crucial.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Mud Mixer is a game-changer for professionals in need of a reliable and efficient wireless mixing solution. Its added features, such as the variable speed control and ergonomic handle design, make it a joy to use. While there is room for improvement, particularly with the handle length, this tool’s smart design and compactness set it apart from its competitors.
The Milwaukee 2810-20 is available both as a kit, which includes two 5.0 Ah batteries, priced at $349, and as a bare tool for $199. It’s a worthwhile investment for those already using the M18 battery platform, providing wireless convenience and performance that rivals corded models.
- Ability to mix heavy compounds such as concrete and mortar
- Ultimate Speed Control: 3 different speed controls for clean and consistent mixes
- Uses 5.0 AH batteries (5-gallon barrels) for up to 15 barrels per charge
- 180° adjustable handle with 16 adjustable settings for optimal user comfort and performance
- 1/2″ keyed chuck with convenient onboard storage
- LED light for enhanced visibility
Milwaukee 2810-20 M18 Fuel Oil Slurry Mixer Specifications
- Model: Milwaukee 2810-22 (2810-20 bare tool)
- Power source: Milwaukee 18V battery
- No-load speed: 0 – 550 RPM
- Length: 16.6″
- Height: 9.3″
- Width: 3.3″
- Weight: 7.7 lbs
- Warranty: 5 years
- Price: $199 (bare tool), $349 (kit)