Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs
hay guys, I thinking about getting one of these for christmas and since I don't know squat about buffers, I figured that some of you would
so if you can post up what you think is the best all around buffer and a link.
Great question. In my opinion it depends on your budget and detailing goals. We created a buffer comparison chart
to help you compare some of the most popular buffers. I really like the Porter Cable 7424XP Random Orbital Buffer
and the [url=http://www.detailedimage.com/Flex-M26/XC-3401-VRG-P128/]Flex XC 3401 VRG[/url. The Flex is my favorite hands down but it costs quite a bit more. It uses a forced random orbit motion that is totally paint safe and helps remove a lot of the swirls. The Porter Cable 7424 XP is also great and far less expensive. If you want the absolute best cutting power try a rotary buffer like the Makita 9227C-X3 Rotary Buffer
. This is the safest rotary buffer I have ever used and it works extremely well. Rotary buffers take more time to learn how to use properly but if you start with the 4" pads and a low speed it's actually pretty easy. Check out the buffer comparison chart above and let me know if you have any other questions.
We also have the Porter Cable 7424 XP on sale through December which is pretty rare because our normal discount coed (10offJG) does not apply to buffers. Also please check out our kits in our DI Packages
where you can get all the pads and accessories needed for the buffers.
Greg @ DI