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Old 10-19-2003, 09:00 PM   #15
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The problem with air tools is the volume of air you need usually requires a large compressor or it will run almost continuosly.
Air sanders and polishers might also run a bit faster than you desire for polishing, at least on start up, but I haven't tried one.

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Old 10-19-2003, 11:13 PM   #16
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Well, an air-driven tool will use a heck of a lot more energy than an electric drive tool - about 10 times more, in fact. (You could look it up!)

And a decent compressor that will hold up and not drive you batty with the noise will run $250 to $300 at least. Plus hose and fittings and all the other air tools you'll buy since you already have the compressor. Including tools that you will never use, but you absolutely need them because they are sooo cool!

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Me, I went with the Harbor Freight polisher and the SS. 80 percent of the shine with 20 percent of the effort.


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Old 10-19-2003, 11:32 PM   #17
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Originally posted by drboyd
Me, I went with the Harbor Freight polisher and the SS. 80 percent of the shine with 20 percent of the effort.
Hey Don,

How about some pics? Curious to see what 80% looks like
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Old 10-20-2003, 10:24 AM   #18
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Harbor Freight backordered!

Hey, those darned cheap-o Harbor Freight buffer/grinders got too popular! I ordered mine a couple weeks ago and it's BACKORDERED. No word on when I'll get it, but since polishing season has ended for me, I guess it's moot anyway ...

SafariTim I think my polish is an example of the 80/20 rule. You saw the pics on the "Finally got started ..." thread. Looks nice at a distance, a bit cloudy up close, FFC is not removed (but I don't have much), and little bits around tight spots aren't quite perfect.

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