What Buffer Should I By
Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:05 AM
His instructor said they're using DeWalt because that's what the school bought but he prefers the Porter Cable 7424. I haven't used a machine for polishing / waxing (always done by hand) but I'd like to get him the best buffer for the job. Since he is young and doesn't have much experience, what do you guys recommend ? Any explanation of what buffers for what task would also be very appreciated. Thanking everyone in advance, you guys are the best !
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:30 PM
I have only looked at this one. Never used it. However I think if I didnt already have a rotary & PC that I would get this as it can do both. Plus you would only need one size pads.
Hows your crystal ball? Is this something he is going to be doing for a long time or just a passing fad? Seems this would be a "last a lifetime" machine for a personal use situation.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:52 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:09 PM
I would recommend getting a PC and a harbor freight $25 rotary. It's a decent rotary, and you won't need to use it all that much.
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 10:01 AM
I guess it depends on what your son will be doing. While you can accomplish everything you need with a dual action polisher, it is about 1/4 as aggressive as a rotary and thus it can take a whole lot longer depending on the job at hand. So if your son will be doing cars for other people, I think he needs both.
Backing plate and pad selection are equally important, but that's another topic.
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