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Thread: Orbital buffer question

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    Default Orbital buffer question

    I'm looking for an orbital buffer, that can do as well as my high speed dewalt buffer. Any suggestions out there. Willing to pay for a good one. Not sure of best brands.

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    Rupees, Italian brand

    FLEX, German brand

    MAKITA has orbital buffer as well.

    And there is quite a few medium quality but solid brands...

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    I like the Rupees 21. I was about to pull the trigger, but thought I would see what others recommended. Thanks

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    i'd be sure it's a forced rotation machine if you want it to replace a rotary.
    b marler

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    i'd be sure it's a forced rotation machine if you want it to replace a rotary.
    We use a Makita orbital and love it but it doesn't take the place of a rotary. When we want to level a painted surface we sand it ending with 2500 or 3000 grit wet paper then remove the sanding scratches with a Makita variable speed rotary buffer then switch to the Makita orbital to finish the job. If you only use an orbital for your compounding/polishing it will take a lot longer.




    We also carry this cordless version of the Makita Orbital Polisher.

    Last edited by Len; 03-03-2022 at 01:53 PM.

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    I ended up buying the Rupees, Italian brand orbital buffer. I like it a lot, but as stated in the thread, I use the rotary one first. I would like to buy the smaller Rupees when I have extra cash.

    Thanks for the help

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