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    Rotorys

    What make and model rotory is the best in your opinion? and how much and where can i get one? from reading several posts ive decided that if i ever want to detail for $$$, then i need to learn how to use one, from what ive heard the results from a good rotory job are #1. (dont worry, i have a old hood from the junk yard to practice on)

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    I have a Milwaukee 5460 ... 0-1700 RPM ... 7/9" polisher.
    It is a bit heavier than some but is very well balanced.
    I paid around $175.00 some time ago.
    I have had other Milwaukee tools for years and the quality is great.
    If you already have a PC, I would recomend getting the same size backing plate for the rotary so you can use the same pads. You can get slightly more shine from an 8" pad but the 6 1/2 pads work very well and you won`t need to keep so many in stock. They are also a little more forgiving as far as being able to control the buffer.
    There are many good models out there ...
    Make sure you get something that is good quality and with a handy speed adjustment.
    You can adjust the speed on mine with your thumb while you are buffing which is very useful.
    It`s what you learn after you know it all that counts ... John Wooden

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    :yeah those Milwaukee`s are very nice...having some weight to a rotary is a good thing. It does take time to get use to a heavy machine but well worth it. Very good advice above
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    what chain stores carry them? are they called "sanders", homedepot? lowes? OSH?

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    look at sears
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    Dwayne sells rotary buffers at Premium Auto Care ... (see link on home page)
    I actually bought my Milwaukee online at www.powertoolservices.com. They sell new and Factory reconditioned tools with full factory warranty. I bought the factory reconditioned one ... I have bought several high end tools this way and have never had a problem. Makita and DeWalt also make good polishers.
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    I have a Dewalt that I like very much. I also have a Vector what works very well.

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    Coastaltool.com carries the Fein Rotary.
    Quite expensive, but a very fine tool. I use it everyday, for hours.
    Lightweight! Same as a PC.

    You won`t find that in other brands.
    If you are really looking for the best, this is it.

    Given the fact that a buffer/rotary is such a fundamental part your contemplated business, why skimp on the essentials? Just my opinion...

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    Look on Ebay...I bought a Chicago Tools rotary brand new for @ $50. I have used some of the "name brand" rotaries in the past and I do not notice any difference. The rotary is orange.
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    I have been down the road of buying tools for 1/4 of what everyone elses sells for ... I have been sorry.
    If you are going to use this maching day in and day out, buy something that will last. Just my .02
    It`s what you learn after you know it all that counts ... John Wooden

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    The Makita 9227 is supposed to be very popular....I`ve got my eye on one....I will use the Edge 2000 pads for it too.....whatta great system!
    Nick Carberry
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    A rotary is in my plans for the summer. I guess I should start shopping now. Then, all I need is someone to show me how to use it. Maybe I`ll take a drive and drop-in on Steve at Poorboy`s.
    "The trouble is that you think you have time." - Jack Kornfeld

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    Dewalt 849...

    I have (2) of these and know no other to compare.

    I love the Dewalt !!! BTW... I took the side handle off on both and I feel that you get better control of the machine on curved panels (Porsche, VW Bugs, oldies ...etc..) by gripping the rotary on the top 1/2 of the steel portion above the pad. I hope that makes sense ????:crazy
    No buff to tuff

 

 

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