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Old 06-05-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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Vertical polishers

Does anyone use these? I have never really used one, only the normal style polishers (looks like an angle grinder). If so, how are they?

I use http://www.makita.com/Tools_Item_View.asp?id=257

Interested in this: http://www.makita.com/Tools_Item_View.asp?id=318

While I am short, the polisher I use gives me a little bit extra reach. Although, I'm thinking that the vertical polisher would be better.
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I do cut-polishes....as well as buffing and I don't think the random action of it will help with a cut.
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I've been using the 9227c for about 3 years now.
that's all i can say.
I also like the fact that the 9227c can be put upside down or hun by the handle when not in use. Thus preventing any possible warping/damage to the centre spindle causing uneven rotation. I find the vertical polisher will be more prone to that potential damage. I don't like the fact that the pad touches any other surface apart from the paint surface on a car.
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I've been using the 9227c for about 3 years now.
that's all i can say.
I also like the fact that the 9227c can be put upside down or hun by the handle when not in use. Thus preventing any possible warping/damage to the centre spindle causing uneven rotation. I find the vertical polisher will be more prone to that potential damage. I don't like the fact that the pad touches any other surface apart from the paint surface on a car.
Thank you. Also, have you even done a cut on a black car? I haven't attempted to do a black car, as I am not very confident to cut a black car. Any tips? if any?
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