pastry knife blade needed for pie dough

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Im looking into a new mixer, we make all of our pie crust by hand right now. Is it necessary to get a pastry knive blade (only available on hobart or more expensive brands) to create flaky pie crust in a mixer or can i use a standard paddle attachment? looking for a 30-40qt as of now.
 
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A regular paddle tends to over mix, you get to a point in the mixing process that you only 3 to 4 seconds before it becomes over mixed. There are many companies that sell used hobart pastry blender paddles.

Though a pastry blender paddle can over mix the dough you have a much bigger window before it gets over mixed.
 
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A regular paddle tends to over mix, you get to a point in the mixing process that you only 3 to 4 seconds before it becomes over mixed. There are many companies that sell used hobart pastry blender paddles.

Though a pastry blender paddle can over mix the dough you have a much bigger window before it gets over mixed.
 
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The issue I'm running into is that we seem to need a hobart brand mixer to buy universal attachments. Do you know if most universal attachments (specifically needing pasyry knife and sweet dough paddles) will work on other brands of mixers?
 
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Though I have used other mixers besides a Hobart, the Hobart is the only one I used a pastry paddle on.
Do not know if Globe, Avantco or Volrath etc. have them.
What is the quantity of flakey dough and for what use is it for.
 
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I've only ever used Hobarts and they are tough and last forever. Staff that I've hired over the years tell stories about Univex, Globe and there's another one but I can't recall the name, and none of the stories are good. Even a used Hobart will serve you well.
 
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