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Old 06-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Rupes 21es - vibrating hands?

I'm looking to replace my Random orbital because I dont like the feeling i have because of the vibration.. after doing a 1-step my hand can vibrate for like 15 minutes.

Is the rupes 21es smoother and less ''hand-fatigue'' than a random orbital ?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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The 15 is like driving a Bentley on glass sooo smooth
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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Tried a Bigfoot out at waxstock last year

Smoothest machine ever, and the higher the speeds the smoother too which suprised me



I know how you feel, DA's vibrate way too much and I reckon could give you long term health issues tbf, my hands were in a bit of pain today from only 3 hours of da polishing
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:52 AM   #4
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from my trials with the bigfoot it felt a little shaky until you reach high speeds then it smooths out.

The Festool Rotex(I have the 125) has almost zero vibrations, and is IMO the best DA around
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Isn't it air powered though?
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Isn't it air powered though?
No, the Festool Rotex machines are electric (you may be looking at the air extraction point on the rear of the machine, since it's main purpose like the DAS6 is to be a sander, it can extract dust (but you would need a pad with holes in it for polishing dust lol)

The only air DA's you will get really are the palm sanders, or the rupes air one (think it's LHR75 maybe.. can never remember the code)
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As random orbital machines go, the rupes ARE smooth. But as Craig said they do need running at high speed for that to be true. RO is RO at the end of the day, as smooth as you make it it's not a rotary so you must expect some vibration
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