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Old 07-06-2016, 09:51 AM
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the flex mentioned here sounds good ,am not wanting the orbital. I have enough trouble using a single speed buffer. bob s
ps flex is a phenumatic buffer..am i right.

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:12 AM
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No, its electric. Heres a link to a Flex page:

Flex Power Tools, Flex car polishers and buffers, circular polisher, dual action polisher, buffer, german car buffer, german car polisher, flex buffer

You can buy seven or eight from HF before you have as much $ tied up as with one Flex. I see they make lots of options these days but are still expensive. Most folks get something middle of the road like DeWalt or Makita or whatever is around when they need to buy.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:57 AM
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I am with you on this. I'll try a H/F first. bob s
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:16 AM
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This is what I have. Silly handle but another one might fit. It sounds / looks / feels / buffs just like $200 rigs that I've used. I have used this one plenty but never daily. Had zero problems with it and the velcro backing pad that came with it hooks good.

7 in. 10 Amp Variable Speed Polisher
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:22 AM
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By the way ignore that bonnet crap in the pics on that link. Its a regular backup pad under there, they just have a few things like that in the kit.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:42 AM
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By the way ignore that bonnet crap in the pics on that link. Its a regular backup pad under there, they just have a few things like that in the kit.
Closest H/F 15 miles........... Maybe you can tell me Are these a heavy type buffer? If you know. Mine work i just can't hold the b**** up anymore thanks IDK -------------bob s
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:46 AM
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Its six pounds on my bathroom scale if that helps.
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Its six pounds on my bathroom scale if that helps.

thanks again IDJ Bob s
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:11 AM
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Its six pounds on my bathroom scale if that helps.
I just went to the garage... and weighed this old craftsman buffer. MAN no wonder my arms are getting worn out .This sears- "MONSTER" weighs 11.5 lbs as you see it her. 6lbs for a- new buffer now..........sounds much better thanks all! bob s
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I don't think you will find a very light weight electric buffer that will last very long. If you have the air supply, I would opt for an air powered buffer like the one in the picture. The good thing about the air powered ones are you can adjust the speed to whatever you need. Hope this helps.
This buffer i want to check out this week..air never crossed my mind. been an air compressor in my shop for 60 years,how'd i not think of "pheumatic" bob s
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Back in the 70's Your "BuffZilla" cost about 50.00. ,Now I gotta go weigh my Dewalt "Buttmaster" Mabee I'll be getting one for a back up. 6 lbs is a heck of a lot of weight, I hope your wife hasn't adjusted YOUR scale like mine has, that 6lbs is really 12lbs
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Back in the 70's Your "BuffZilla" cost about 50.00. ,Now I gotta go weigh my Dewalt "Buttmaster" Mabee I'll be getting one for a back up. 6 lbs is a heck of a lot of weight, I hope your wife hasn't adjusted YOUR scale like mine has, that 6lbs is really 12lbs
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5.6 lbs, even better.
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5.6 lbs, even better.
No wonder aayy DBM ? arms are so sore.
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I have a DeWalt variable speed that I used for about 15 years. It still works, but the handle broke, and the replacement part cost as much as the buffer did. :sigh: I was in a pinch, and grabbed an el cheapo at Oreilly, for about $20, and been using it for about 3 years now.
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