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    Re: Makita XOP02Z whaaaaat!

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    On another note, Makita informed me that the original PO5000c/po6000C does infact have an electronic controller...so that means. Free spin is still worthless for polish/compounding...and only good for wetsanding and LSP application.
    Care to explain why the electronic controller`s bad? From everything I`ve read one would want to use this in forced rotation mode for any correction. And free spin to apply waxes and sealants. Which seems to echo what you just said. Not knowing a ton here, I just imagine any correction on a free spinning unit that only has a 5mm throw would pretty much suck.

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    Re: Makita XOP02Z whaaaaat!

    Quote Originally Posted by quebert View Post
    Care to explain why the electronic controller`s bad? From everything I`ve read one would want to use this in forced rotation mode for any correction. And free spin to apply waxes and sealants. Which seems to echo what you just said. Not knowing a ton here, I just imagine any correction on a free spinning unit that only has a 5mm throw would pretty much suck.
    Yeah 5.5mm isn`t enough to keep lad rotation

    We all know 8mm is enough.
    I wonder how 6.5 mm would be

    When Makita debuted this, I got my unit right away, noticed this issue and messaged Makita about a variable throw option for freespin mode..they sadly say they don`t take user submissions...years gone by and no change besides cordless version

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    Re: Makita XOP02Z whaaaaat!

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    Yeah 5.5mm isn`t enough to keep lad rotation

    We all know 8mm is enough.
    I wonder how 6.5 mm would be

    When Makita debuted this, I got my unit right away, noticed this issue and messaged Makita about a variable throw option for freespin mode..they sadly say they don`t take user submissions...years gone by and no change besides cordless version
    Okay that`s what I thought, but you said in your 1st post it runs circles around others when in forced rotation mode. So would you said this free spin is a problem, or more of an annoyance? I was under the impression that for applying an LSP the free spin here would work good enough. I`ve never used a 3401 so I`m kind of trying to figure out if this Makita`s the tool for me. I know Flex has a 18v free spin, and are coming with a cordless 3401. I`m not sure which I should get.

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    Re: Makita XOP02Z whaaaaat!

    Quote Originally Posted by quebert View Post
    Okay that`s what I thought, but you said in your 1st post it runs circles around others when in forced rotation mode. So would you said this free spin is a problem, or more of an annoyance? I was under the impression that for applying an LSP the free spin here would work good enough. I`ve never used a 3401 so I`m kind of trying to figure out if this Makita`s the tool for me. I know Flex has a 18v free spin, and are coming with a cordless 3401. I`m not sure which I should get.
    Your buying the Makita for forced rotation feature, the free spin mode was a bonus...a bonus you just throw away and don`t use lol....unless you plan to put sanding discs on it.

    Makita is more known for polishing in wood working...not paint

    If they ever add variable throw for freespin it`ll be a true dual purpose detailing machine...they could also just up the 5.5 to 8mm with no variable throw, but that may make it undesirable for walk and vibration, which is why I never cared.for the 3401

 

 
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