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Absolute best polisher/buffer?

Ok guys whats best.

Wilwaukee
Porter Cable
Dewalt
Cyclo (looks too bulky and awkward to be useful)


I've allways been a wilwaukee fan, but heard the dewalt is a good unit, then have also heard about this cyclo thing, but noticed it only has a 2 amp motor, and at 3200RPM I doubt it would be very durable, and would bog down a bit.

What do the pros use? what modle?

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I guess I should mention I'm in the market for a good polisher, this is not somthing I will use daily for work, but more general personal use and the occational projects form friends.

I want somthing that will provide a great finish, and is easy to work with.

If a porter cable 1500 RPM will work I'll use that, but if it's going to come out like crap I want somthing a little better.

If it helps any it will be most ly used for light duty polishing/scratch removal.

I had some great results using some 3m 06062 Perfect-IT liquid rubbing compound, on a foam pad on the end of my drill, and it has my intrests perked.

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All I can say is http://www.adamspolishes.com

We have used some of the top polishes on the market. One for the past 12 years to be exact. Just recently tried what Adam makes and man it is absoutely the best wax we have ever used. :HappyMugs
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Thanks! I'll check them out...


On another note, I see two types, Orbital, and non-orbital. to do the job right do I really need both? A majority of my time will be spent removing scratches. If I need both, which should I get first?

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i like the dewalt in electics... but i prefer a air powered one

here is the dewalt unit i like.. it has a 8 amp motor

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...?productID=174

most buffing is done at around 1400-1700 rpms
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This brings up a good point, Using an eir powered unit... Do they require a ji-normous compressor with tons of volume?

Who makes a good air powered unit?

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This brings up a good point, Using an eir powered unit... Do they require a ji-normous compressor with tons of volume?

Who makes a good air powered unit?
i have a 5hp (i think i'll look when i get home) compressor with a 65 gallon tank and it will kick the compressor on a good bit so yes you need a decent size compress but not a monster

as for who makes a good one, are you wanting a professional use type or are you wanting a good one you use ocasionally because the price can vary between $50 and $500
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I'm looking to spend about 250 ish. either it be electric or air.

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i'd say you could get something like this IR that would make you very happy.. and you might even have a few bucks left over to buy some pads and polish... don't cheap out on the pads

http://www.irtools.com/IS/product.asp-en-280
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