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The best Mixing Drills

By: Daniel Smith

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It can be one of the most frustrating things to do: Mixing cement with the wrong tool. In order to make your life easier, you will need a good mixing drill! So, what we did, is make a guide to help you find the best mixing drill for cement so you don’t have to waste your precious time.

What makes the best Mixing drill?

What exactly makes the best mixing drill for cement, mortar, and concrete? We’ve found that there is only a handful of drills on the market that are suitable for this kind of job. It demands a lot of power and extended periods of use.

Here are some criteria we used to compare all popular mixing drills:

  • Power – This is the most important thing when looking for a drill to mix cement.
  • Price – We are looking for an affordable drill that does not break the bank.
  • Battery life – This only applies to cordless drills on this list.

The best mixing drills

Here is a list of what we found are the best cordless drills for mixing cement. Keep in mind that cordless drills are in general a bit less powerful than corded drills. Therefore, if you always work near a power source we would recommend a corded drill.

Hphtools’ Choice

Product image of the DEWALT DCD130B mixing drill

DEWALT 60v Cordless drill (DCD130B)

our score: 9.7
  • 60 Volt DEWALT XR Battery
  • Max Chuck Size of 20mm
  • Powerful brushless motor

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    We liked the build quality of the DEWALT DCH293B, you definitely get what you pay for.

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    The battery life of this drill is amazing. A single charge can last you hours.

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    This drill is a bit expensive compared to others. The biggest difference is that this drill is cordless.

So what makes this drill perfect for mixing cement?

When we tested this drill we noticed that the battery lasts very long even when performing heavy tasks. You are pretty much guaranteed to complete your mixing job on a single charge. This is great as you don’t have to stress about your cement drying out.


A corded hammer drill is a great alternative to a cordless drill. They have more power, are more reliable, and can be much cheaper. Here are our favorite corded drills for mixing cement:

Most power

Product image of the Bosch GBM9-16 mixing drill

Bosch Mixer tool (GBM9-16)

our score: 9.5
  • Powerful 9 AMP motor
  • Max Chuck Size of 5/8 inch
  • 700 RPM maximum speed

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    The build quality of this drill is truly amazing. Especially at this price point, it is not something you would expect.

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    If you are looking for the most powerful mixing tool for cement, this is probably the best choice.

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    This drill can only be used for mixing and is not really practical for regular drilling jobs.

We really like the D handle on this drill. While testing it, it felt really solid and greatly improves accuracy as a result. In general, we found this drill has a very solid build quality for its price.

Our conclusion is that the Bosch GBM9-16 is the best, corded tool for mixing cement. Not only does it outperform other drills in terms of power, but it also has the best value for money. Whether you will be mixing concrete, mortar, or cement, this tool can do it all!


Are you on a budget but still looking for a tool that can mix cement? Then we might have found the perfect tool for you.

Budget option

Product image of the Bosch VonHaus mixing tool

VonHaus Heavy Duty Drill

our score: 8.2
  • Powerful 10 AMP motor
  • Max Chuck Size of 13mm
  • 700 RPM maximum speed

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    For the price of this drill, you really can’t go wrong. It does what it is supposed to do: mixing concrete and cement.

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    This drill has a smaller chuck size than other drills on this list.

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    Obviously, you get what you pay for. We expected it already but the build quality of the VonHaus is not the best.

From all the tests we did the VonHaus Heavy Duty Drill always ended up in the top 3. Therefore this is the best mixing tool on a budget. Great for mixing concrete, cement, and drywall mud.

Even though we love this drill, we would not recommend using it for other things besides mixing. You will definitely notice the difference in build quality between the VonHaus and DEWALT for example. In the end, you have to keep in mind that you get what you pay for.


Mixing tools overview

Mixing ToolPowerChuch sizeMax RPMScore
Product image of the DEWALT DCD130B mixing drill
DEWALT DCD130B
6 AMP20 millimeter500 RPM9.7
Product image of the Bosch GBM9-16 mixing drill
Bosch GBM9-16
9 AMP15 millimeter700 RPM9.5
Product image of the Bosch VonHaus mixing tool
VonHaus Drill
10 AMP13 millimeter700 RPM8.2

Final Thoughts

Our final results are clear: in our eyes, the DEWALT DCD130b is the best mixing drill for cement, concrete, and drywall mud. This drill is portable and has a lot of power. We love DEWALT’s Flexvolt batteries which can be used on this drill.

Hopefully, this guide was helpful and you are now ready to buy the perfect mixing drill.

Good luck!

The Author
Daniel Smith
My passion for power tools and work clothing started when I was a kid. My father and I used to build tree houses together, he taught me all the tricks of the trade! Meanwhile, I'm a 28-year-old with more than 7 years of experience on various job sites.
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