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Old 05-08-2011, 08:33 AM
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Old B&D Polisher 7"/9" any good?

i found someone selling a used Black & Decker 7"/9" model 6124 polisher for 50.00 with several pads to go with it,he claims these to be a high end type,these any good and worht the money?

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:41 AM
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i found someone selling a used Black & Decker 7"/9" model 6124 polisher for 50.00 with several pads to go with it,he claims these to be a high end type,these any good and worht the money?
Are you talking about the one on craigslist ? If so yes those was very good at one time and just be careful not to burn through with it if you haven't used one very much JMO hang around and someone else might come along with some input on it good or bad.
Or like this one . http://augusta.craigslist.org/tls/2366802512.html

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Yea thats the one,i live about 45 minutes from Augusta,i've used Polishers before several times but have an old chinese cheapo type for now
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B & D buffer

I've used one of the old B & D polishers for about 20 years. It's a quality American made product. This is before B & D started selling Chinese stuff. It's almost all metal, has a good adjustable speed-control and has plenty of guts for that first pass with cutting compound. It's an industrial-quality unit but it is a little heavy.

I bought this one new for ~$350 and it has been money well-spent. Mine is a model 6138, not sure what the difference is.

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The B&D polisher is definitely worth the price and I would have jumped on it without hesitation.

As for wool buffing pads, if they’re not Schlegel they’re only second rate pads.

Here’s a little insight on wool pads. White wool pads are used for cutting and the yellowish wool pads are used for polishing. White wool pads come curled on the outer perimeter and non-curled. Yellowish pads are only produced curled. Curled pads tend to burn through and rub through edges easier than the non-curled and catch mirrors, antennas, door handles and other pieces unintentionally. Moreover, on concaved bodylines or corners they tend not to fit in the groove to get a uniform finish producing an amateur result overall. Non-curled pads cost about 20% more due to production labor. To hold the outside perimeter intact requires extra specialized stitching otherwise the perimeter would just come loose and fall apart with little use.

I do use foam pads too. Disadvantage to foam pads is if you catch something unintentionally, goodbye pad.
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Check to see if it is a dial or trigger speed control..there will be times when you'll want to just creep along slow and the trigger type speed control is the one.. The dial type are hype

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxFsG...E6A586&index=3
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Check to see if it is a dial or trigger speed control..there will be times when you'll want to just creep along slow and the trigger type speed control is the one.. The dial type are hype

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxFsG...E6A586&index=3
Here's the one he is looking at Milo.



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I looked at the parts list and don't see the dial so yes its a good one...

check it- > http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ima...4_Type_101.pdf
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again though it may be one of those set rpm type and the trigger is a on off instead of speed control
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