In the recent post Tool Pr0n: Would You Pay $280 For A Brace?, reader PutnamEco mentioned Protool — a company that sells tools in Australia, but not in the U.S. Seems like our friends down-under see a lot of tools we don’t here in the states. One product they sell which you won’t see anytime soon is their unique ProJet mixing system which looks more like a modern art project than a mixer.
Supposedly the ProJet mixing rods use the same principle as jet engine turbines. Three cones create an intense flow without introducing air into the mixture, which allows you to quickly and completely mix most materials without foaming.
Protool sells two different mixers: the ProJet Color and the ProJet Uni. The Color is for mixing low viscosity materials like paints and stains, while the Uni will mix almost all materials except concrete, including adhesives, soft mortar, and plasters.
The ProJet Color comes in 80mm and 120mm diameters and the ProJet Uni comes in 140mm, 160mm, and 180mm diameters. There’s no information on pricing, but if you don’t live in Australia you probably can’t buy it anyway.
ProJet Mixing System [Protool]