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Old 08-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #3232
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Originally Posted by 328iBen View Post
Can you use a 5.5 inch pad on a 4 inch backing plate on a Porter Cable 7424xp or should I get a 5 inch backing plate?
I always recommend getting the matching backing plate. So if you have a 5.5" pad you should really have the 5" backing plate. If you were to use a 4" pad you don't get enough power on the outer edges and it really detracts from the end result.

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