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    ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    I think It comes with a 6" plate, so I would have to order a 5" as well ?
    The plate removal is 3 screws & a hex center screw ?
    Lastly, would it need a KB mod ??
    Not much about this machine. Except on Youtube.

    Thanks for any info




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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    On Youtube, the Forensic Detailing channel (guy from the UK) did a 30 minute review of the XFE7-15, reviewing not just the polisher itself, but also did a comparison between it, the Rupes and a DAS 6 Pro Plus, very carefully showing the pros can cons of all the polishers. Just look up "Forensic Detailing" using the Youtube search bar.

    As far as I know, there is NO backing plate that allows the use of 5.5" pads for the XFE7-15, yet. I wpuld think that it will eventually be brought out (just like the XC 3401 didn`t have an official Flex backing plate for 5.5" pads for a while after it was announced). From what I recall, you can put a backing plate for 5.5" pads on both the Rupes Bigfoot 21mm. and Griot`s Garage 21mm. polishers, but their manufacturers don`t recommend it. The Griot`s Garage 15mm and Rupes Bigfoot 15mm come with backing plates for 5.5" pads, but the manufacturers don`t recommend the use of a backing plate for 6.5" pads.

    No idea if there even is a KB washer mod for the Flex XFE7-15. I haven`t heard that it is needed, either. The only reason that the KB mod is needed is that the backing plate on those polishers flexes when they are being used hard. The washer mod gives a little bit more clearance between the back of the pad and the gear head housing (I personally think that that is a design defect, in terms of adequate clearance). The XFE7-15 seems to use a different backing plate attachment system (center bolt, plus 3 more out more towards the edge), so the plate rigidity may be higher, eliminating the need for a washer mod.

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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    Yes, a 5" backing plate is available for the XFE7-15, right here for sale on Autopia.

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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    Quote Originally Posted by kkritsilas View Post
    On Youtube, the Forensic Detailing channel (guy from the UK) did a 30 minute review of the XFE7-15, reviewing not just the polisher itself, but also did a comparison between it, the Rupes and a DAS 6 Pro Plus, very carefully showing the pros can cons of all the polishers. Just look up "Forensic Detailing" using the Youtube search bar.

    As far as I know, there is NO backing plate that allows the use of 5.5" pads for the XFE7-15, yet. I wpuld think that it will eventually be brought out (just like the XC 3401 didn`t have an official Flex backing plate for 5.5" pads for a while after it was announced). From what I recall, you can put a backing plate for 5.5" pads on both the Rupes Bigfoot 21mm. and Griot`s Garage 21mm. polishers, but their manufacturers don`t recommend it. The Griot`s Garage 15mm and Rupes Bigfoot 15mm come with backing plates for 5.5" pads, but the manufacturers don`t recommend the use of a backing plate for 6.5" pads.

    No idea if there even is a KB washer mod for the Flex XFE7-15. I haven`t heard that it is needed, either. The only reason that the KB mod is needed is that the backing plate on those polishers flexes when they are being used hard. The washer mod gives a little bit more clearance between the back of the pad and the gear head housing (I personally think that that is a design defect, in terms of adequate clearance). The XFE7-15 seems to use a different backing plate attachment system (center bolt, plus 3 more out more towards the edge), so the plate rigidity may be higher, eliminating the need for a washer mod.
    Great review, looks like it `s a Bad*** machine, Thanks !

    Quote Originally Posted by gspam View Post
    Yes, a 5" backing plate is available for the XFE7-15, right here for sale on Autopia.
    Thanks, found it ... will get first, saving up for this Flex beast !


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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    it works aight.body is shorter then my G21
    its def not as torquey as my g21 with the 6in BP(it should just come stock with the 5inch BP)

    the head bolt gets super hot to the touch..so don`t accidently touch it.

    the 3 mounting point backing plate design apparently still has the sheering off problem as the original version 1 units, just rare so far(only came across 2 confirmed cases )
    the whole bearing balancing system doesn`t seem to make it any smoother then my G21

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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    it works aight.body is shorter then my G21
    its def not as torquey as my g21 with the 6in BP(it should just come stock with the 5inch BP)

    the head bolt gets super hot to the touch..so don`t accidently touch it.

    the 3 mounting point backing plate design apparently still has the sheering off problem as the original version 1 units, just rare so far(only came across 2 confirmed cases )
    the whole bearing balancing system doesn`t seem to make it any smoother then my G21

    A couple questions if you will??
    What would you rate the cut ability ? high, med., low.
    What speed are you running on, in general ?

    Thanks for all of the input, nice to know what I`m getting into.


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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary B View Post
    A couple questions if you will??
    What would you rate the cut ability ? high, med., low.
    What speed are you running on, in general ?

    Thanks for all of the input, nice to know what I`m getting into.
    Never really compared cut side by side to a Boss or Rupes...just went by how torquey and its stall-ability...

    It felt somewhere in between a Griot Boss and a Rupes Legacy/ES
    I was typically at speed 4.5 but bumped to 5 at times
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    Re: ??? Any info on Flex XFE7-15

    My research lead me to this

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