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Old 12-16-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default harbr freight polisers?

which would be the best to get? ima noob lol.. i have a compressor set up to run pneuatic...i know tey are real cheap but i dont want to dive in to something and buy realy exensive things

7" Angle Polisher
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=41213
10'' Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43424
6" COMPACT PALM POLISHER
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90219
7" ELECTRONIC POLISHER/SANDER KIT
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90820
7" VARIABLE SPEED POLISHER/SANDER
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623
3" Pneumatic Polisher Kit
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=99934
7'' VERTICAL AIR POLISHER/SANDER
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4495


and where can i find pad to fit the 7 inch ones?
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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i have used the last polisher you have posted there and the 1st polisher you have listed as well. personally i like the 7" vertical. its not so big and the 1st one has to be parelle with the car so you could possibly hit your car and scratch it if you drop it or lose your grip as compared to the 7inch vertical would hit the ground instead. i know its not much help but id stick with the vertical
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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ok cool thanks btw what pads did you use with the vertical?

i was mainly looking at this one http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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ok cool thanks btw what pads did you use with the vertical?

i was mainly looking at this one http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623
I would do that one. You need a new bp and some pads. Check out detailersdomain for those. As well as pads towels and everything else.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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it would be best to get electric just due to the fact that if you dont have a compressor and dont have the money for a decent one you will be there all day doing your car. so id say start electric. with that one it all depends on where you like to place your hands cause on the other one with the side mount grip i prefer those thats going to be your only real difference with those.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90451
^ this is a wool pad they sell and thats used for scratch removal and just regular buffing i would recommend purchasing it now due to the fact its 7 bucks and if you buy it later your gona have to pay just about that in shipping.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95033
^ and i would purchase this for polishing. my only thing is that the pics arent really helpful i cant see the bottom.


TRUTHFULLY i would call them and talk to them personally and tell them what polisher you want and ask them what they have in the spe oc a woll pad and polishg pad. or if maybe they sell a whole kit even. idk dont just take my advice cause the pictures are bad. the bottom of the wheel could be a velcro stick or it may be something different i would DEFIENTLY CALL THEM unless you have one buy you then go into the shop. sears has some on there web site as well.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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i think ill get the electric one i said about above and harbor freight has almost everything i need.. but is there anything else i should get???
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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as long as you get a polishing pad for the waxing and a wool pad to remove scratches and the necessary compund to rub your car out you should be just fine. make sure you got microfiber cloth to.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:09 AM   #9
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i have the electronic variable speed polisher. Works very well and even came in a big case. only paid like 49.00
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #10
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what about the third to last one, see i also dont have a compressor, so would that be my best bet, i like the handle position?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #11
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i work for harbor freight and i have that polisher and the 2nd to last one and i like them both... both very good and reliable....
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:31 PM   #12
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what pads and products do you use, and how many speeds are on the 3rd to last one?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:01 PM   #13
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if i remember correctly, its about 15 different selectable speeds, ill double check tommorow, and the pads i use are the velcro backed pads, the name escapes me, but ill check tommorow for ya...
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #14
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ill grab some from dd, cool i think im gonna grab this until i can get another tank.....i appreciate the help
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:12 AM   #15
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I would do that one. You need a new bp and some pads. Check out detailersdomain for those. As well as pads towels and everything else.
x2 agreed.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:54 AM   #16
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from what i hear, these are a waste of money. if you're serious, you're better off getting a real polisher
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:10 PM   #17
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been reading about various harbor freight tools putting peoples eyes out and such. dont think i will ever shop harbor freight again. i have before and the tools break easy but loosing an eye is just excessive.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:36 PM   #18
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invest in a dictionary.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #19
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^ that guy's a dick FTW!
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:00 PM   #20
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I have bought stuff from Harbor Freight, and its 50/50 somethings work awesome, somethings are pure horsetrash...there really doesn't seem to be any middle ground.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #21
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Harbor Frieght - It works GREAT, till it breaks..
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:27 AM   #22
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haha wow you people need to get a clue!!! harbor freight stuff is just as good as some of the really expensive brand things.... plus it comes with a warenty if it breaks bring it in and theyll replace it! and if we were that serious we would buy it but if we are just getting into detailing why spend 200$ when you can pay 40 for a decent beginer setup... duhhhh!!!
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:15 AM   #23
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tell me that when you are asking them to replace your eye!
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #24
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Ive been working for harbor freight for over 4 years and never had an experience of anything like a catastrophic failure of their tools, and i use them all the time whether at work or at home, so.... i guess from what your saying is ive been pretty lucky.... i guess...
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:27 AM   #25
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if your smart enough to wear umm lets see here saftey glasses dumbass then you wouldnt have to worry about your eyes..plus ive seen every kind of tool break, snap on porter cable makita royobi eveything... almost all tools are made in a identical fashion meaning your makita drill is made exatly the same as a chicago electric from harbor freight... plus alot of the good companies make these off brand tools so they are essentially they are say makita made drills with makita parts just covered in a different plastic cover and a different sticker


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