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Old 08-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Need some reviews for a design class. Flex, Dewalt, ect High speed buffers.

So I hope this is the right area to post this thread. I'm finishing off my Industrial design degree this year and for one of my final projects I would like to redesign a high speed buffer. I chose a high speed buffer because I use one every day at my day job and I thought it would be fun. Now what I'm asking is for all the awesome Subaru owners that use a high speed buffer to give me the pros and cons of the buffer they use. (ergonomics) Also is there anything that you could add on that would make the product you own better?


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Old 08-09-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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I only really have experience with random orbit buffers. I've only used the PC7424 and Flex 3401.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:57 AM   #4
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i cant think of anything. i had a dewalt and my only complaint was that it was a bit on the heavy side. then i got my makita and its much lighter than the dewalt. i cant think of anything for you to incorporate. if anything perhaps the ability to switch between rotary and orbital via adapter or something out of the ordinary.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:00 AM   #5
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I use a makita as well. The slow start up option is probably the best thing about it...I do have problems with the handle after about 6 hours of buffing, and of course if it was lighter would be great, but other then that its a decent buffer.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:46 PM   #6
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Same here, the slow start with the Makita is nice. Would like a little lighter though. Only bad thing there is once you start getting into lightweight materials, you're going to bring the cost up quite a bit. It all depends on how much a lightweight buffer is worth to you...
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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It depends on what you're looking for.

For ROP I'd go with Flex or GG ROP. PCXP is great but it lacks power.
For rotary take a look at Flex PE-14 I don't own one but I've used it couple of times and now it's on my to get list.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #8
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I would like to have a handle off the end of the buffer. Holding the motor can get kind of warm.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #9
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I've burnt through a few mikitas, they start to get that head rattle of death. The dewalt is heavier but in my opinion is a superior product.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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DeWalt is heavy as balls, but I haven't had any issues with it..
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