FoxHunter 250w Electric Cement Mixer UK Review
The Foxhunter 240v 250w portable cement mixer is the second most expensive on our top 5 list of cement mixers, where it ranked at number 2 on our list. If you have read our review on the Foxhunter 650w model then you will soon realise that this model is just the baby brother.
This one has an RRP of £150, but we have seen several sites on line, where you get this mixer for around £125 or even less. This model runs off 240v and fairly good 250w motor that powers through good sizes of mix with relative ease.
Its not every day that you will need to use a cement mixer. You will however probably use it several times over the years, and it is always a handy thing to have. We would advise not to buy a cheap and cheerful one, simply because you wont use it very often.
If you are thinking of buying a mixer, then obviously you need it, and really they are a pretty good investment. More importantly though, you will want it to be able to do the job.
This one has a 70l drum so its not massive and has a good, wide 284 mm mouth. Its not the biggest we have seen but should be good enough for most DIY jobs. The cheaper you go, the less you will get. A quality model like this will always have a good resale value, if you want to sell it on after you have had your use out of it.
Be warned though, if you have your own cement mixer you will soon have a queue of family and friends that all need the "lend" of it for a "the odd job or two"
How Buyers Rate the FoxHunter 250w Cement Mixer
At the time of writing this review, there were quite a few online buyer reviews and we have read and summarised all of those. You don't see a lot a lot of reviews on items like this as they don't sell in the thousands but I can tell you for sure that its rare that we get such high on any product.
On average those buyers have rated this mixer at 4.8 out of 5 stars which is excellent
Below we have summarised, in percentage form, the actual breakdown of those star ratings. Buyers rated this mixer based on a star rating of 1-5, with one being the lowest rating and five being the highest rating.
Not much we can say here , 75% of reviews give it the best possible rating and 25% give it the second best rating. Obviously an excellent product according to the actual buyers.
It is also worth pointing out, that these reviews have remained consistently good.
FoxHunter 240v 250w Cement Mixer Specification
In this section we have included what we think are the important things to know. With a mixer you just need to know the main basic and important features as there is nothing overly complicated about them.
You do, however need to know the specs to make a properly informed buying decision.
- 240v 250w motor
- Tipping wheel and punched gear ring
- All steel powder coated construction
- Highly portable
- 70l capacity and 284mm mouth
- 30 turns per minute
What Buyers Say About the FoxHunter Cement Mixer
Overall buyers clearly love this mixer. Below we have summarised what people had to say, and we have included a few buyer quotes, to give the summary list some emphasis.
- A very well made and robust product
- Good capacity and large mouth opening
- Good enough for most DIY mixes
- Very portable and easy to use
- Not suitable for big construction jobs
It is worth pointing out that no buyers gave this anything other than a good review. That is a very good sign, and should give you some assurance, that this one works really well.
The 70 ltr drum is perfect for my needs.. a bigger machine would have been too much for small jobs
When it first turned up, looked like a Tonker toy, but I have mixed every bucket of cement and concrete for my house
Will do the job very well, works well and mixes enough cement for one person to work with
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Our Verdict on the FoxHunter 250w Cement Mixer
This is at an affordable price, from a good brand and we think it is good value for money. Its ideal for small to medium jobs and you will probably be able to mix two or three large bucket loads at a time.
This is a very viable alternative to renting out an expensive mixer from a hire company and ending up keeping it three times as long as you originally expected !
As we mentioned don't buy this one for the bigger jobs, but it is ideal for mixing cement for fence posts, or for doing repairs. For the bigger jobs, buy one with a larger capacity of drum size.
This is a mixer which is ideal for the DIY enthusiast and I think its very well priced, for what you get. It will certainly last, and open up a whole range of new tasks for you.
If you don't think this is the mixer for you then why not check out our Best Cement Mixer Review page