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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by kazekunai View Post
    Just to add another data point. I bought one of these on Black Friday and so far the only thing I don`t like is that in rotary mode it will stop if it bogs down or runs too long on high speed or with pressure at lower speeds.

    On speed 4 and 5 it will go for about 25 seconds then stops; It doesn`t do this in DA mode. I saw on YouTube this happened to other people as well so I assume it is done on purpose to keep consumers from burning paint.

    Not a deal breaker but it is something to be aware of. Also the threading for the backing plate is different than the rules incase you were hoping they are interchangeable.

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    Same happens to my iBrid. I don`t bother using the rotary mode because it`s annoying that it keeps stalling.
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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Anyone get to run it through some paces? Trying to decide between this and a pixie. Anyone have both and could do a side by side?

    Worried about getting the pixie in my grill opening. Ibrid will fit bit not paying $600


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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Mini review of the Adam`s unit:

    Very similar feel to the Rupes, yes it`s not as `quality`, but as others said in this thread, it`s not a $500+ piece of kit. It has OK power on the lower settings...I`ve been running it wide open or almost (5) for most of my time with it and it is definitely on par with my iBrid, just a little `less`. Attachments work well, rotary and DA. Battery life has worked well for me and I seldom have to switch them out, just remember, I use this for the small areas and am not polishing a hood or anything with it. LOL

    It`s louder than the Rupes, but we all should be wearing hearing protection.

    Bottom line: We have all been waiting for a viable alternative to the iBrid, and in my opinion it has finally been released.

    Hope this helps out a bit more!


    (and thank you everyone for the kind comments about me/my work in this thread!)
    Do you know if the Rupes counter weights are the same threading as the Adams on where it connects to the polisher? I`m just curious if they are possible replacement parts if needed.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    They are different. Last week I took my Ibrid to Civicclutch so he could compare and that was one thing he did check.
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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Are references to "Rules" backing plates/threads typos that were supposed to be "Rup​es"?

    Huh, glad people are mentioning the stalling. Rotary mode is when I`m likely to be aggressive (e.g.,. polishing metal) and I don`t want stalling period.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Sorry, my phone auto corrected and I didn`t realize it changed Rupes to rules.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    kazekunai- Heh heh, auto-correct can really, uhm...surprise ya alright! Thanks for clarifying.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    JustJesus- Heh heh, I`m deliberately *NOT* gonna investigate what`s (presumably) better about the "new" Flex 3401 But hmm, maybe there won`t be some big price drop after all.
    Oh, Accumulator Maybe that`s good on you. Being a fan of the 3401 myself, I had to know! The two main takeaways are the plastic shroud, not that plastic is better, but it`s supposed to not run as hot. It`s also supposed to be a quieter machine. From the short video clip I saw, it definitely is.

    The Adams` *is* a nice option for us to have, but I think I`d still rather wait a little and get the Flex PXE.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by kazekunai View Post
    the only thing I don`t like is that in rotary mode it will stop if it bogs down or runs too long on high speed or with pressure at lower speeds.
    Good post. I too have that issue with the Diavolo 12V unit. I purchased Adams 2" blue and white pads which lessen the bog/stop I got with the Diavolo pads, but it is frustrating. You saved me buying an Adams and having the same issue. I find keeping the pad "wet" and using little pressure does work. It does make "heat" with the rpms they can spin.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    I have not had the stopping in rotary mode problem with my unit. I even tested both batteries out when i first got mine by running it in rotary mode until the batteries ran out. It never stopped on its own. My hand would cramp after a while and I would intentionally stop.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    DBAILEY- Huh, wonder what`s up with the differing experiences..

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    I was polishing my side windows 2 days ago with it in rotary mode (M37 glass restorer) and was definitely polishing longer than the 30 seconds at a time that people are saying it stalls at. I was using the brush attachment on some upholstery stains in rotary mode too. It didn`t stop then either. I don`t recall what speed I was polishing at so maybe that`s the difference. I`ll test it out tonight. I didn`t know about this problem.

    I like the unit. The main body is solid. I have wondered about whether regreasing the gears in the head would make it quieter like people do with the HF DA polisher, but I don`t want to take it apart.

    The brush attachment looks like the same thread as the Rupe`s brush attachments. I am assuming the Adam`s is a medium stiffness one equivalent. Hoping the 2 other Rupe`s brushes will work on it.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    I have not had the stopping in rotary mode problem with my unit. I even tested both batteries out when i first got mine by running it in rotary mode until the batteries ran out. It never stopped on its own. My hand would cramp after a while and I would intentionally stop.
    We’re you using it? Applying pressure?


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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    Yes of course. Just tried it again. Rupe`s 2" coarse wool pad. I can run it as long as I want. It doesn`t stop on its own. How would the machine know it`s in rotary mode anyways? You`re just screwing the counter weight adapter onto the end of the spinning spindle. It`s not like you`re flipping a switch or anything.

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    Re: Adam`s Micro SK polisher

    I would say the stopping is not intentional and there must be something wrong with your unit.

    I just tried the 1" and 2" extensions that I got with my Proxxon micro rotary and the threads match. I can use the backing plates that came with it also.
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