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I know I mentioned wanting to do this in a post somewhere a while back. However, the time has come to do it.

 

I work in a lab at the local hospital and we use these test tube mixers for various intricate lab reasons. Anyway, I've been eyeing them since I started working here.

 

Naturally I wanted them to mix paints at home. Luckily I also have an awesome boss who agreed to let me have them when we exchanged them. Which was yesterday.

 

Behold!

 

It works great! So if you work in a lab.. :P

 

Edit: and before you guys point it out. Of course I completely disassembled and sterilized it before putting it on my kitchen table. It's probably a lot less hazardous than my two cats at this point.

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Have you tried it with seriously separated paints? I feel like it would take the heavier particles that have already settled and further separate them. After typing those two sentences, I did some Googlage and see that those are indeed meant for mixing. Did you by any chance get an extra? I may know someone in the market for it as of about 10 seconds ago.

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Looks like a similar machine with only one disc for holding the tubes is up on e-bay for about five hundred dollars. Great score araziel!

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*looks for where to purchase*

I looked in the past.

 

They're expensive. *Really* expensive.

 

eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji, etc. are the best solution.

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That is so awesome!

 

I kinda scored on a single tube "vortex" mixer/shaker too and it has made my life so much easier, and much happier. YES, I can mix by hand but after a minute or two of hard shaking my precision is not ok, my hands shake... and just holding the pot to the mixer for 20-30 seconds is awesome.

 

I second the need for a model name, or something, to keep my eyes open...

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Amazon has a variety for under $200, but not certain if they'd work. :unsure:

 

Will research more unless we get more info!

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