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    Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    I really like the idea of a 12mm polisher. More versatile than the larger throws, yet still a larger throw then your standard 8mm non-gear driven DA. I thought the Rupes Duetto(12mm orbit) was under-powered, so I wanted to give the WS12 a shot because it has a larger motor. I really like the body/ergonomics of the WS12, although, I like the Duetto`s even more. The WS12 spins up to 4800 OPM`s at MAX speed, which I think is a tad too little, BUT, it kept spinning when significant pressure was applied! Better torque than the Duetto! The WS12, when paired with a MF cutting pad and quality compound corrects a lot better than most people think! Love it!! The WS12 is very smooth. I`ve been an avid Flex 3401 user, but that might be changing with the WS12. After polishing a whole car with the 3401, I`m dead tired. The WS12 takes a lot less energy. All in all, I`m diggin` this polisher. If Rupes comes out with an MKII Duetto, I`ll be on it!!!.......

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    It sure looks like a Boss 15 on the exterior--why not just wait for a sale and get the Boss 15 for almost the same price with a 900watt motor and get the lifetime warranty? I can`t believe it`s any smoother and easier to use than the Boss.
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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by pwaug View Post
    It sure looks like a Boss 15 on the exterior--why not just wait for a sale and get the Boss 15 for almost the same price with a 900watt motor and get the lifetime warranty? I can`t believe it`s any smoother and easier to use than the Boss.
    I had the BOSS 15 and sold it.

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by pwaug View Post
    It sure looks like a Boss 15 on the exterior--why not just wait for a sale and get the Boss 15 for almost the same price with a 900watt motor and get the lifetime warranty? I can`t believe it`s any smoother and easier to use than the Boss.
    It`s modeled off the head of a Rupes and body of a Flex 3401, I don`t think it looks anymore like the BOSS then it does a Rupes.




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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewins View Post
    I had the BOSS 15 and sold it.
    Wow that really surprises me. I`ve been very happy with the performance of mine. What was it about the Boss 15 you didn`t like??
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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    It`s modeled off the head of a Rupes and body of a Flex 3401, I don`t think it looks anymore like the BOSS then it does a Rupes.
    Huh. Totally does!

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Guess you`re right Rasky as it actually looks allot like the MaxShine polishers and has the same specs--I believe this is who makes Griots polishers.

    880W 12mm Big Orbit Dual Action Polisher MS-L12
    Unique Features:
    Fast, Powerful Effective, Safe and Easy-to-Use !
    Swirl-free, Professional Results with No Risk !
    Easily Removes Swirl Marks and Scratches, and Improves Paint Gloss !
    Ideal for Applying Polishes and Waxes, and Safe on All Paint Types !
    Variable Speed Dial, On/Off Sliding Safety Switch !
    Ergonomic Design and Comfortable Soft-Touch Head Cover !
    Auto Shut-off Carbon Brushes, Low Noise and Low Vibration !
    Sealed 100% Ball-Bearing Construction Provides Longer Life !

    New Festures:
    1.New Design
    2.Big Orbit 12mm High Effective For Polishing
    3.Soft Grip Head Cover and D Handle
    4.Long Handle With Soft Grip,Easy to use
    5.Easy Control Speed Dial

    Specifications:
    Rated Voltage: 110V - 240V AC Orbit Diameter Size: 12mm
    Frequency: 60Hz / 50Hz Thread Size: 5/16"-24
    Rated Current: 7.5Amp. Velcro Backing Plate Size: 125mm( 5" )
    Rated Power: 880W Polishing Pad size: 150-160mm (5.5" - 6")
    Variable Speed: 1,800 - 4,800 OPM Net Weight: 2.3kgs (4.8Lbs)
    Power Cord: 4.0 meters Heavy-duty Cable.
    AccessoryU Velcro Backing Plate,D Handle,Wrench,Canvas bag,Carbon Brush.Manual

    6-Speed Settings: Recommended speeds are as follows:
    1:1800 OPM - 3200 OPM Waxing & Buffing
    2:3200 OPM - 4200 OPM Polishing & Cleaning
    3:4200 OPM - 4800 OPM Removing paint defects and Swirls
    "If your Personal Beliefs deny what`s objectively true about the world, then they`re more accurately called Personal Delusions" Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    I asked Siri and she said the Chinese make some very good products. Lol
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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    I asked Siri and she said the Chinese make some very good products. Lol
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Interesting... I think there is a sweet spot @ 12mm. Just a hunch though, nothing more. I tried the Duetto @ SEMA and it just didn`t have the power (most likely didn`t have the washer mod.) Was hoping Rupes came out with a Duetto Mark II.... but I think WS12 might be the ticket for now. Hmm...

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Will it not be long before we see these polishers from Anhui Maxshine Auto Products Trading Co., Ltd. at Harbor Freight??
    I was REALLY interested in the BOSS15 after Rasky`s approval and endorsement, but now I may wait for more "cost effective" (AKA, cheaper) options starting to appear on this forum.

    Brewins:
    Everyone here (well, at least I do) wants to know what specifically you did not like about the BOSS 15 that caused you to sell it (because I assume you needed the money to buy the polisher in this post)?? Don`t leave us hanging in unbridled suspense!
    GB detailer

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Maybe it was the metal shavings...

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    Will it not be long before we see these polishers from Anhui Maxshine Auto Products Trading Co., Ltd. at Harbor Freight??
    I was REALLY interested in the BOSS15 after Rasky`s approval and endorsement, but now I may wait for more "cost effective" (AKA, cheaper) options starting to appear on this forum.

    Brewins:
    Everyone here (well, at least I do) wants to know what specifically you did not like about the BOSS 15 that caused you to sell it (because I assume you needed the money to buy the polisher in this post)?? Don`t leave us hanging in unbridled suspense!
    I don`t want to speak for Mark but I believe he expected/wanted more power from the tool.

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    If I may ask, what ever became of this polisher ? Any info ??

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    Re: Waxedshine WS12 Polisher quick thoughts...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary B View Post
    If I may ask, what ever became of this polisher ? Any info ??
    Very good polisher. Smooth and lots of torque. I wish it had a bit more OPM at top speed, but it`s not a big deal. I`ve had the Duetto and this 12mm polisher and I like this one better for sure.

 

 
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