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1 inch cordless DA polisher - Best bang for buck.

bradp51

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Duty cycle is a rather important consideration and something often overlooked.

It should be something that’s clearly specified within the specs but often such is not listed. Cheapies wouldn’t sell if a 20% duty cycle was listed (I wouldn’t buy such).
We don’t have to justify what we choose to spend our money on but it’s great to get some feedback from those that have made the investment on what one gets for their extra spend.

For me, a combo polisher/sander with a 100% duty cycle sounds like the bees knees… It’s a big investment and hard to justify the spend but it becomes easier when you hear of the benefits... So even though I’m an amateur, I vary my time and hate waiting for tools to cool down with a passion. That alone would make the extra spend over the cheapies worth while :cool:

Speaking of money. I will be 61 in a couple of weeks time. When I was young I was doing four jobs to save for a deposit to buy a house. Back then did not drink much or travel overseas. So now that I finally purchased the only new car I ever got (the SSV in March 18) when I go to buy something I try to buy stuff that is good quality will work. I have learned over the years that going cheap usually ends up expensive in the long run. Plus it can be so frustrating to go to do a job and a cheap tool breaks or the cheap appliance won't switch on just when you need it. It is so satisfying when you have purchased the correct tool for a particular job and the need arises, you can get the job done. No rushing off to the shops to get the tool. My personal policy is now, that if there is a specialist tool for the job. I just buy it and get on with the job. That way you can move onto the more important things in life. :)
 

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Anyone have any thoughts on this? I have TT vouchers so I could use it to buy one. The next jump at TT is a Makita at $409.
 

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I have the Makita.
 

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Anyone know what it means when it says hook and loop? I'm leaning towards the Detroit for the price as you can buy different grade pads from TT at $23.50ea. I have $140 in vouchers and could buy an orange cutting pad and a black polishing foam pad with the vouchers I have, plus about $5.
 

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Awesome, that would be better than the screw on buffs I have now. Need to see if I can borrow a car and head to TT and grab a Detroit Polisher tomorrow.
 
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