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    Meguiar's MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    A completely redesigned DA polisher. We developed this tool from the ground up in conjunction with a major US tool manufacturer. Weighing in at 5.4lbs, the MT300 is lightweight, beautifully balanced, and incredibly smooth in operation. Coupled with our new 5" DA Foam Discs the MT300 provides cutting ability and smoothness of operation approaching tools costing much more.



    Thumb Adjustable Speed Dial: Easily accessible, the settings dial in the actual OPM speeds of the tool, from a low of 3000 OPM to a top end of 7500 OPM.


    Billet Counterweight: The single piece, billet counterweight is perfectly matched to our new backing plate and foam discs. Coupled with the triple bearing design, the MT300 delivers incredibly smooth and quiet operation at any speed.



    Part #: MT300
    Price: MSRP is $359 but check with your favorite retailer for discounted pricing
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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Nice job Meguiar's!


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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Sure to be a sure fire winner!

    Is this coming in a 240V version too?

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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    FYI, love the 'Digital Torque Management' wording. There's a few sales in those three words alone I'm sure!

    And the price range looks about right to me too. Well done!

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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Very interesting, so many new toys!!!!!
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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Looks nice. The 8mm throw is the same as the g110v2, PCXP, and the GG6. What is the wattage on this new machine, and what are the specific advantages of this machine over the other 8mm throw polishers on the market?

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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Selectchoice View Post

    Is this coming in a 240V version too?
    That's probably a little ways down the road yet.
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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Very nice.

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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by RMD View Post
    Looks nice. The 8mm throw is the same as the g110v2, PCXP, and the GG6. What is the wattage on this new machine, and what are the specific advantages of this machine over the other 8mm throw polishers on the market?
    Great questions! Wattage is 500W but that doesn't even begin to tell the story of any tool. The Rupes 21 is only rated at 500W but it's quite the defect slayer.

    There are a handful of major factors that really impact tool performance: power (watts/amps), speed, stroke length, and torque. You can easily have a tool rated at a relatively high watt spec, but that's not a guarantee of torque as you can still stall a high wattage motor if it's an inefficient piece. Tool speed can be a major player as well, since faster speed generally leads to more defect removal (although that's not always the case). But you have to be able to maintain that speed under pressure or you lose cut very quickly, and in order to maintain speed under pressure (ie, maintain pad rotation under load) you need high torque. Stroke length can also yield in increase in cut, but often at the expense of ease of use on tighter contours, on edge work (this is perhaps the greatest downfall of tall stroke tools) and close to trim pieces, mirrors, door handles, etc. Even so, without sufficient torque, it can very easy to suppress pad rotation on a tall stroke tool and as always, when that happens your cut drops significantly.

    You may recall the "Cruise Control" feature we talked about with the G110v2. This new "Digital Torque Management" is not just a fancy new turn of phrase for the old Cruise Control - it's a completely different mechanism. DTM actually reads the speed of the motor shaft and compensates under load by increase the amperage in order to maintain the load speed. Torque is very high on this tool. So much so that at 4800 OPM and above you can apply considerable downward pressure (like, almost crazy amounts - stuff you would never do in real world paint polishing) and still maintain pad rotation. For example: starting today and all week long, we are demonstrating this tool in our booth at SEMA by buffing out sanding marks on a Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing (in black, of course) and we are using this tool with our new thin foam cutting discs and D300. When we did our initial testing on this car we found that we could quickly remove 3000 grit sanding marks with the tool running at 4800 - 5800 OPM and that foam cutting pad and D300. We selected D300, incidentally, due to the total lack of dust, and that's kind of important for us in the setting of our booth at SEMA. Anyway, after removing those sanding marks quite quickly, we noticed some pigtails that were created in the sanding process. Anyone who's ever battled pigtails knows how deep they can be, and therefore how difficult they can be to remove. We merely applied a bit more D300 and, with the tool at 5800 OPM and a noticeable increase in pressure - but still not at all what we would consider heavy pressure - and the pigtails came out quite easily. And this car has pretty hard paint; when I last detailed it I needed M100 on microfiber pads with a Rupes 21 to remove the deeper scratches. But pigtails with an 8mm stroke DA and foam pads? Well, today I'm very confident that I could easily do the same with this tool and our new pads. Oh, and keep in mind, those pigtails were removed with moderate pressure and 5800 OPM and this new tool tops out at 7500 OPM - we had a ton of speed in reserve and quite frankly just didn't need it.

    Now, add to all of the above the fact that we've got a new, billet one piece counterweight that is specifically matched to our backing plate and new pads and the multi bearing assembly, and you get an incredibly smooth feel from the tool. It's also extremely well balanced and has a surprisingly thin form factor that makes for a great grip on the tool, especially for those times when one hand buffing is called for. Honestly, the weight of the tool is just a fraction below that of most other typical DA buffers on the market (technically it's lighter than all of the 8mm stroke tools on the market, but admittedly not by a huge amount). But when you first pick it up, it's just so nicely balanced that virtually everyone comments on how very light it is. It's actually the balance that their noticing. And that balance is still noticeable when polishing paint with the tool. Plus it's quieter than most of the tools on the market. Balance, noise and smoothness of operation make for a very favorable user experience (lower vibrations means less feedback to the hands), and when you couple all that with the level of torque provided, this is an 8mm stroke tool that acts like it's a much bigger (and more expensive) beast.
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    Re: MT300 Dual Action Polisher

    Sounds like a fantastic tool and priced right, as well. Great explanation of why/how this tool is the way it is, and not a Flex 3401 or a Rupes.

    Does it come with a backing plate?

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