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    Re: Recommended rotary vs cheap rotary

    I just lost a eBay bid for Makita 9227c Went for 60 plus $18 shipping.

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    I'm bidding on a Makita 9227c 7. It shows the socket with nothing attached. Is this were the backing plate attaches? Also socket has a chip on one edge corner. Still worth getting?

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    Re: Recommended rotary vs cheap rotary

    Yes, that is the arbor that the backing plate threads onto. How bad is the chip? Got a pic?
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    Re: Recommended rotary vs cheap rotary

    Quote Originally Posted by caseypayne69 View Post
    Thats nothing to worry about. That is just an Edge 2000 adapter(to be used with edge 3000/3m dual sided pads) attached to the spindle. You would actually be removing this piece so you can attach a backing plate to the buffer.
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    I bought the H-F rotary for $30. The backing plate is o.k. The pads that come with it are basically garbage.
    I used them to buff out a fiberglass shower stall with Soft Scrub and then BarKeeper's Friend. Need to put some NXT on to keep the scum off...haha!
    Seriously though, here were my only real gripes with the H-F:
    1. When new, it would sling a little oil under load.
    2. At the super low speeds (under 1 on the dial) it starts getting very erratic under load. This is where the Makita would be great...I like using the low speeds sometimes.
    3. After about 30 mins of use, mine smells like it's going to burn up, but it never does.
    4. Newer ones only have a 90 day warranty. Mine came with a year. They do this so they can sell you their extended warranty.

    Some things you might purchase at the same time. H-F also sells a few good quality velcro pads mfg by S.M. Arnold in St. Louis, which I acquired for less than $25 total. They have a wool pad, a yellow buffing/compounding pad, and a black finishing pad good for polishes, waxes, etc.
    I had to inform my H-F store that they stocked the black pad...he went in back and found a box of them which had been sitting unopened for 1 year..haha! Let me know if you need the part numbers.

    Having said all of this if you ever get your hands on a Makita 9227, you will realize why it costs 6 times as much. Amazon had it for $162 yesterday, but now it's back up to $180.

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    I have both, what i learned as the 30$ cheap'o wax spreader is perfect for just that, spreading thin layers of NXT. Quick painless and easy to do. Managed to get 2 cars done in a fraction of time.

    For honest paint correction, in which I am more worried about my technique the Makita allows me the adjustibility of speed to get the desired correction needed. The Cheapo unit does not have that and like said, too much pressure makes it stop. I would wager though, some M105 and a wool bonnet and enough time and patience I bet it would cut the paint but again, is that what your looking for. A Time waster???

    Harbor Freight is a good place for lower priced tools and probably suit you fine.

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    Im really happy with the Makita, I started using a Harbor Freight and came across a Makita used and its certainly worth the extra money
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    Re: Recommended rotary vs cheap rotary

    What about the GPO 14 from Bosch?

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    Re: Recommended rotary vs cheap rotary

    i got the chepo harbor freight one. i then threw out the backing plate and pads that came with the unit and got the meguiars backing, a wool pad and foam pad. i do get really good results.
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