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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Another awesome review, Marc! Love all the pictures too!

    I`ve used mine a bit more now, especially on that Porsche last weekend and she`s got pretty hot with some extended use. I was using 2" pads though on the 12mm mode but it was getting uncomfortable at times. I do also notice a drop in power after a few minutes of battery use and my biggest grip would be the trigger, which IMO really needs to be variable speed and I agree the locking mechanism would be very welcome. I think its an awesome tool and I love it more an more after each use but other than the benefit of it being cordless I feel their pneumatic tools are more compact and have better control with the variable speed trigger. I really like not having to deal with a cord or air hose though and I can`t stand listening to a compressor run while I`m working.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Great in depth review Marc,
    I`m sold once they release a Corded version with a telescopic neck.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Good review! Good tool too, but priced too high I think.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Ray is this review worthy of making it onto the Autopia facebook page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Ray is this review worthy of making it onto the Autopia facebook page?
    It is and will be we just have stuff already scheduled for the immediate future.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    I`ve been using my long neck for a while now.. love it

    its a invaluable tool once you start to use it.

    fantastic review. thanks for all the time it took to make that review

    I haven`t used the brushes yet but after your review and the pics, I definitely need to give it a shot.


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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    Another awesome review, Marc! Love all the pictures too!

    I`ve used mine a bit more now, especially on that Porsche last weekend and she`s got pretty hot with some extended use. I was using 2" pads though on the 12mm mode but it was getting uncomfortable at times. I do also notice a drop in power after a few minutes of battery use and my biggest grip would be the trigger, which IMO really needs to be variable speed and I agree the locking mechanism would be very welcome. I think its an awesome tool and I love it more an more after each use but other than the benefit of it being cordless I feel their pneumatic tools are more compact and have better control with the variable speed trigger. I really like not having to deal with a cord or air hose though and I can`t stand listening to a compressor run while I`m working.
    good. I have the heat issues as well. glad that is an issue and not just my tool


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Great review. I will say that the tool has come in handy on my uncles 02 vette with all the small intricate areas. Great tool.
    Thanks so much for the kind words, Mike! It is indeed an amazing tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by rookiez View Post
    This is such an in-depth review!! GREAT JOB MARK!!!
    Thanks a lot Yulius!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    Fantastic review, Marc!
    Thank you Mike!

    Quote Originally Posted by cf2121 View Post
    Very in depth, great job! Hopefully mine ships soon!
    Thanks a lot, cf2121!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    When I saw that you wrote a review, I knew I was in for a treat! Great in-depth review Marc! I like your take on the short neck v.s. long neck, and I too would love a corded version of this polisher.
    Thank you so much Ray! I sincerely appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Welcome Ron! Hope you enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJesus View Post
    Great review. Really went into some massive detail. Thank you
    Thanks a lot JustJesus!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Outstanding review. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you so much Pat!

    Quote Originally Posted by WaxAddict View Post
    Wow, I`m sure your pictures go into more detail than the owner`s manual. Great review on a product I`ve been drooling for. GREAT shot to include the 911 - those slats on the spoiler are a huge pain.
    Thanks a lot for the compliments WaxAddict!

    Take the plunge man. You`ll love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Migue View Post
    Awesome review, so detailed and hit many great points I`ve wondered about yet hadn`t seen anyone mention that in can remember. I too would be very interested in a version where it`d just be a permanently corded machine with the rotary/random settings ,pads and that`s it. That would probably sell more than the current version available. Not everyone needs the carrying case,products,brushes and batteries right away.
    Thank you so much Migue!!! Glad you agree to some of my suggestions.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    Another awesome review, Marc! Love all the pictures too!

    I`ve used mine a bit more now, especially on that Porsche last weekend and she`s got pretty hot with some extended use. I was using 2" pads though on the 12mm mode but it was getting uncomfortable at times. I do also notice a drop in power after a few minutes of battery use and my biggest grip would be the trigger, which IMO really needs to be variable speed and I agree the locking mechanism would be very welcome. I think its an awesome tool and I love it more an more after each use but other than the benefit of it being cordless I feel their pneumatic tools are more compact and have better control with the variable speed trigger. I really like not having to deal with a cord or air hose though and I can`t stand listening to a compressor run while I`m working.
    Thanks so much Chad!!! I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnF350 View Post
    Great in depth review Marc,
    I`m sold once they release a Corded version with a telescopic neck.
    Thank you Shawn!

    Telescoping? LOL! I`m happy with the short neck.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBM View Post
    Good review! Good tool too, but priced too high I think.
    Thank you JBM. I agree but definitely worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Ray is this review worthy of making it onto the Autopia facebook page?
    Thanks for suggesting this Mike!!! WOOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    It is and will be we just have stuff already scheduled for the immediate future.
    Can`t wait to see this up there Ray! Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    I`ve been using my long neck for a while now.. love it

    its a invaluable tool once you start to use it.

    fantastic review. thanks for all the time it took to make that review

    I haven`t used the brushes yet but after your review and the pics, I definitely need to give it a shot.
    Thank you, Brandt!
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Awesome review!

    I wonder if the short neck has more torque. If you factor in drivetrain distance lost theoretically the short neck should lose less power to the pad.
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    At $21.99 it will remain a secret to me.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Can`t imagine a review being put together in content, pictures and overall exposure any better than this thread. Thank you very much. Makes me wish that Ron would send me his.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    When I saw that you wrote a review, I knew I was in for a treat! Great in-depth review Marc! I like your take on the short neck v.s. long neck, and I too would love a corded version of this polisher.
    I thought that the Nano comes with an AC Adapter to be used plugged into the wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookiez View Post
    I thought that the Nano comes with an AC Adapter to be used plugged into the wall?
    It does.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by rookiez View Post
    I thought that the Nano comes with an AC Adapter to be used plugged into the wall?
    Like what Mike said, it does.

    We were talking about a version of the Nano that has a permanent cord attached to it therefore removing the batteries/charger from the kit.
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    Re: Review: Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
    Awesome review!

    I wonder if the short neck has more torque. If you factor in drivetrain distance lost theoretically the short neck should lose less power to the pad.
    Thank you so much The Driver!! Hmmm. I don`t think there`ll be a difference in power output. The difference is just the shaft length. From my understanding, drivetrain losses happen in the gearing.. But I`m not a mechanical engineer so I`m not sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by GearHead_1 View Post
    Can`t imagine a review being put together in content, pictures and overall exposure any better than this thread. Thank you very much. Makes me wish that Ron would send me his.
    Thank you so much for the amazing compliment GearHead_1! I`m glad you enjoyed the review.
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