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For ages I've used mixing tubs from anywhere, the generic sort. Can anyone recommend one that's durable for the long term. The handles always break after a month or two and I nearly came a cropper last time. I don't want to risk that carrying a bucket of slc up some ones stairs. Are the Rubi ones any good ?
 

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I use JAR ones from the Chinese shop, made in Spain!
 

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They dont appear to weaken at the handles and do appear to last longer. I gave a couple of my old ones to my wife for the gardening a couple of years ago and she has since bought some cheap copies. They are stored in the shed (often left out in all weather) and the copies have all broken whereas the gorillas are still going strong
 

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I prefer bal or tilemaster mixing tubs. I used to use gorilla tubs but prefer the others now.
Are they a rigid or flexible plastic?
 

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Somebody said to me years ago with the gorilla type tubs it depends on the handle positioning . Some handles go up online with the tub ,these are better . Some handles poke out to the side, these are not so good because as you lift them you bend the top of the bucket which eventually leads to premature breakage .
 

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Same as Adey,I bought 4 rubi ones from topps ,must of been a good year ago.was quite optimistic at first but got to admit they're probably more robust than gorilla,tub trug buckets( quite unusual for ruby )
 

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Same as Adey,I bought 4 rubi ones from topps ,must of been a good year ago.was quite optimistic at first but got to admit they're probably more robust than gorilla,tub trug buckets( quite unusual for ruby )
I'm not too surprised.

They're pretty good with plastic :p
 
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