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I initially thought it was some type of paint mixer then realized the end would not fit in a drill.

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    That end doesn’t seem good for much except hanging on a display hook. Perhaps that’s all it’s for? It looks unnecessarily difficult to clean as a paint mixer though.
    – Tim B
    Dec 25, 2021 at 18:29
  • See if you can pull the smaller plastic piece off. Perhaps you are meant to remove it to use the tool and replace it to store the tool. Dec 25, 2021 at 18:40
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    The end piece does pull off. Dec 27, 2021 at 5:37
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    That is a full-featured ruler. Dec 27, 2021 at 13:36
  • @EricHauenstein Would have been nice to have numbers as well though.
    – Glen Yates
    Dec 27, 2021 at 21:11

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Cyclone paint mixer.

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Cyclone paint mixer

I imagine you just need to remove the hang tag at the drill end.

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    That's a bizarre use for a squirrel cage fan! I took apart an over-range microwave oven recently and found nearly the exact assembly inside, perhaps the convection air mover. Perhaps I should not have disposed of the fan assembly, but it was coated with condensed food fumes.
    – fred_dot_u
    Dec 25, 2021 at 19:23
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    @fred_dot_u I wouldn’t really call it all that bizarre. Used (and sized) correctly, this type of design can actually ensure that essentially the entirety of the fluid in the container gets mixed (if used and sized correctly, it generates the same type of flow in a circular container as would be produced by convection currents). Dec 26, 2021 at 3:09
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    This also works for whipping up frothy milkshaked
    – Frank
    Dec 26, 2021 at 12:27
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    Can make one hell of a mess if not used correctly. Dec 26, 2021 at 19:45
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    Do not use for whipping up milkshake after mixing paint. Order of operations is important.
    – Bill K
    Dec 28, 2021 at 18:53

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