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    And then... There was a G8

    Just saw on the Griot’s What’s New page that they’re rolling out a new 2”/3” polisher - The G8.

    8mm orbit, comes with both 2 and 3” backing plates. 700 watt, 6 amp motor. Quick disconnect cord and digital speed control like the G9. Trigger switch with speed dial.

    Should be interesting to see how this fits for people looking for a smaller machine.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Hopefully it drastically out performs the GG3.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeanGreen View Post
    Hopefully it drastically out performs the GG3.
    GG3 = 240 watt motor and a 5mm throw
    G8 = 700 watt motor and an 8mm throw

    I`m guessing it will

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Forgot to add - $129.99. Nice to see them keep the price one the lower end.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Not exactly the replacement for the iBrid I was hoping for but I`ll get one any way.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Ah, this sounds great...perhaps Accumulatorette will get me one for Christmas

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    I’m told it’s a phenomenal machine, far outperforms the current 3 inch.
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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Wow, somebody was listening to me in that Flex PXE 80 thread, pretty cool it only took them a week to come up with it

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Well dang, thats cool but I was thinking PONTIAC G8!!!! Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Quote Originally Posted by RZJZA80 View Post
    Not exactly the replacement for the iBrid I was hoping for ...
    Eh, that might end up being my sentiment too

    This looks more like a replacement for my Rupes Mini than for an iBrid; I really want to use 1-2" pads and I can do OK (not as well, but...OK) with my 3" GG pneumatic (much better than the GG 3" electric I have, which is basically junk).

    Not saying I might not, uhm...accumulate...one anyhow, but I`d be a lot more interested if they offered some smaller plates/pads for it.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Eh, that might end up being my sentiment too

    This looks more like a replacement for my Rupes Mini than for an iBrid; I really want to use 1-2" pads and I can do OK (not as well, but...OK) with my 3" GG pneumatic (much better than the GG 3" electric I have, which is basically junk).

    Not saying I might not, uhm...accumulate...one anyhow, but I`d be a lot more interested if they offered some smaller plates/pads for it.
    This sounds like job for the 16V Diavolo! If you have not seen my post on this $139 cordless polisher, check it out (https://www.autopia.org/forums/machi...hlight=diavolo). (OK. just looked and you did comment in that thread.) I will say I have not used it extensively yet (just getting to be detailing season here), but I liked it when I polished my headlights (2" pad) and my 3rd brake light (1" pads).

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Not saying I might not, uhm...accumulate...one anyhow, but I`d be a lot more interested if they offered some smaller plates/pads for it.
    Was just watching their video from SEMA booth, and they said both 2" and 3" backing plates will be included.

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    That baby could replace my Swirl killer. It would be a much better machine, by far !

    My only draw back...the Swirl Killer is a 12mm throw.




    Cool with the 14 mm fitting, but gotta pass on this one..........

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    mc2hill- But isn`t the Diavolo a rotary-only unit? I want a RO/DA.

    Setec Astronomy- Yeah, I saw that, but I have lots of options for 3" and if I`m getting yet another polisher I want it to handle smaller than 2".

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    Re: And then... There was a G8

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    mc2hill- But isn`t the Diavolo a rotary-only unit? I want a RO/DA.
    Ahh, very true, the Diavolo minis` 16V and a iBrid-looking 12V are rotary tools.

 

 
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