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There are times when tools from the shop shouldn’t be brought into service in the house. You know, like using a circ saw on a frozen side of beef, or perhaps trigger-clamping the mixer to a table and letting it rip.

In this case that’s exactly what happened. Officially this is a horrible idea. However, with just a few changes in the setup like mounting the entire rig to make it a bit more stable and using a strap clamp instead of a trigger clamp, I could see how it would work.

See Honey? You Don’t Need A Stand Mixer [There, I Fixed It]


7 Responses to Doh! Proper Clamp Applications

  1. dano says:

    I guess that could work if you put a rotating lazy susan board under the mixing bowl. A pneumatic shop stool could serve as the bowl stand. You can adjust it up and down.

  2. jeffrey immer says:

    i have a feeling it will be more like turn it on with one hand on the plug to yank it out of the socket when things get hairy (and messy)

  3. Michael says:

    That’s a bad example of a good use. Anyone that makes bread in a KitchenAid mixer knows it walks and couple of Irwin 6″ clamps resolves the problem. That or your going to find the wife out in the garage trying to fit the dough hook to your drill press.

  4. BC says:

    I see nothing wrong with this picture, and would not be surprised to see something like that happen in my house.

  5. Chris says:

    Michael: hey, that’s actually an interesting idea. Wonder if anyone makes a dough hook with a smooth shank…


  6. Gough says:

    This is probably the least scary/stupid of the posts at There, I fixed it (http://thereifixedit.com/). Check it out if you haven’t done so already. Some of the automotive/ladder/scaffold pics make my palms sweat just to look at.

  7. Michael says:

    The dough hook on a drill press wouldn’t work. Both Kitchen Aid and pro mixers rotate the hook counterclockwise while rotating the hook assembly clockwise.

    Now if you like to make brownies quick, nothing beats putting one of the mixing paddles in your router.

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