"I have a full house to dry line and started off mixing the adhesive with a drill and paddle. This is very uncomfortable and hard work due to the stiffness of plasterboard adhesive. I decided to invest in this brilliant machine. It mixes a full bag at a time in 2 minutes. Its comfortable to hold, nice long lead, plenty of power, quiet and even looks good. I have mixed a lot of bags now and im happy to recommend it, No idea of reliability as only had it a month. I have other Sparky tools serving well so thats why I went for this."