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Machine Polishing

Which is a better tool to use for machine polishing?

A Porter-power cable http://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet.c...ducts/7424.asp

Or a dewalt variable speed tool...http://www.nextag.com/DeWALT-Tools-D...331/specs-html

Any help would be great. I am trying to give someone some good ideas on what to buy me for my birthday..

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Re: Machine Polishing

I just talked with Adams and they recommend the porter-power. So I think I am going with that....

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Re: Machine Polishing

I have worn out atleast 15 dewalts, 4-5 snapons, and a few blackend ****ers=black n decker. they are all exactly the same! I think they were made by b n d. but now they are rebadged dewalts. best buffer I have ever used and I used one every day for 25 years. but you had better know what your doing!!!!! if you need some tips, hit me up!


If you have No expieriance, I would strongly suggest an obital of any type.

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Ooooo... I like that one! Thanks!
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Re: Machine Polishing

A bit late, but you need to be careful in picking your polisher.

If you are new to machine polishing, the Makita above is a terrible choice. Any rotary polisher is terrible in the hands of a beginner as its SUPER easy to burn the paint. The heat they generate is incredible.

A Random Orbital (like that recommended by Adam's) is what you want as it has random orbits and creates very little heat. Its nearly impossible to damage the paint with a Random Orbital. Go with a 7424 or a 7336.

I have had both, and yes the Makita corrects faster and with more clarity, but the learning curve is STEEP!
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