Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taylor SpeedStir 9265 Magnetic Stirrer

In this video I show you the Taylor SpeedStir (#9265). The SpeedStir® makes quick work of drop tests performed in Taylor’s #9198 sample tube. This is a great addition to your Taylor K-2006 test kit as it will give you accurate readings without the need for you to swirl the tube.

Any 10 or 25 mL test performed in a 2000 Series test kits can also can be done in the #9198 sample tube. The SpeedStir will give you accurate results and speed up your testing, plus it is so cool to use.

Here is how Taylor Technologies describes the SpeedStir:

“This palm size, portable magnetic stirrer will thoroughly incorporate each addition of reagent in a fraction of a second. No more manual swirling! Place the water sample on the mixing platform then gently drop in the Teflon®-coated stir bar. Use the pad to turn the unit on in well-lit conditions. Use the pad to start the stirrer when ambient light is poor—six LEDs below the mixing platform will light up to make color changes in the test sample easy to see. Press the same pad to stop the stirring action, or the unit will turn itself off after one minute. The SpeedStir runs on four AA alkaline batteries at 600 rpm. Made of high-impact polystyrene, it is water-resistant (you can spill water on it, but you should not submerge it).”

It is a pretty simple to use device as you can see from the video. So any test that requires you to swirl the sample can be done on the SpeedStir. That would include Free Chlorine, Combined Chlorine, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. For the pH test you simply invert the test tube included in your Taylor Test kit.

So this is more than just a gimmick device and it will help you get solid accurate test results. I have been using it for a few weeks now and simply love this thing. I just wish Taylor sold it in a carrying case.

For a pool service professional and a DIY homeowner it is worth the $30.00 investment in my opinion.
To purchase the SpeedStir you can use this link:

For more on the Taylor Test Kits and other Test Kits see these videos:

Taylor Complete FAS-DPD Pool Water Test Kit K-2006: http://youtu.be/vYBEt1rzkeU
Taylor Test Kit (K-1006 - K-2150): http://youtu.be/AMe0rJJli8A
Test Kit Comparison: Which Kit is the Best?: http://youtu.be/swvweeFOVGk
Test Kit 5 in 1: Chlorine, PH and Acid Demand: http://youtu.be/mKD7fphxWJI

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