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#1 Rekusu

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:00 PM

What ho one and all,

 

I have never had a polishing machine and i will admit, it would be useful.  I know one gets what one pays for but since it would have infrequent use, and I am a Lidl tool fan, but what are your thoughts on this:

 

https://www.lidl.co....polisher/p41743

 

For infrequent use I don't want to spend a lot of money.

 

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:44 PM

If it retails at £24.99, how much did it cost to make?  In any case,  I would suggest that a 25cm pad makes it a bit cumbersome and unwieldy.



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:08 PM

What ho one and all,

 

I have never had a polishing machine and i will admit, it would be useful.  I know one gets what one pays for but since it would have infrequent use, and I am a Lidl tool fan, but what are your thoughts on this:

 

https://www.lidl.co....polisher/p41743

 

For infrequent use I don't want to spend a lot of money.

 

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Those are very poor. They are unwieldy and too large to polish most areas.

I know you like Lidl stuff, but Aldi regularly sell Machine polishers that look pretty good for the money.

 

Imho the type you showed are no better than any polishing you could do by hand, and are only of use for polishing iff normal car waxes. They aren’t any good for applying polish, or paint correction.


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#4 raynkar

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

Here is an example of a decent looking Aldi polisher.

It sells for £40.

At the end of the day all you need is something that will rotate a polishing pad, and a longer ‘tail’ on the tool to aid control in use.

If you won’t be using it much it wouldn’t matter if it was heavier or noisier than a more expensive polisher.

You already use Lidl tools so are used to heavier power tools :)

 

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Edited to add:

For me the important features on a machine polisher like the one above are variable speed, and an on/off switch that will lock in the on position.


Edited by raynkar, 15 April 2021 - 08:16 PM.

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#5 Rekusu

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 09:16 PM

Gentlemen,

 

Many thanks, I will take your comments on-board and save my hard earned pension income.

 

I do agree regarding the price.  But that can go for so many things.  What about all the fashion clothing sold by BooHoo, et al.    And before some smart dude asks, yes I  do buy all my fashion items from BooHoo and when they fall to bits, boo hoo is how I feel.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:45 AM

I bought myself a corded Mikita driver drill (DF0300).

It’s a versatile tool for many jobs and like Raynkar advised, has a variable speed.

I intend to use this for polishing once the bodywork is completed.

It cost about £70 and imho, well worth it.




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