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Old 27-12-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Flex 3401

I'm interested in buying a flex 3401, just thought I'd ask what's your opinions on this machine


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Old 27-12-2016, 07:41 PM   #2
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I have a flex rotary and all I will say is that for a professional machine it is not very user friendly.

Take a look at a woodworking router or even the little mains driven Dremel and it is very easy to change the brushes.

With Flex the machine has to be taken apart.

Brushes need to be run in but they also need to be changed regularly as they draw the heat away from the commutator and they can only do that down to a certain size.

Other than that my rotary works very well maintaining the speed no matter how hard I press.
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I have been the owner of the vertool direct drive polisher for about a week and love it. It's pretty much the same idea for 190 quid. There has been a few reviews on it and I'm really happy. Worth taking a looking if that's any help 👍
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I have been the owner of the vertool direct drive polisher for about a week and love it. It's pretty much the same idea for 190 quid. There has been a few reviews on it and I'm really happy. Worth taking a looking if that's any help 👍
Any links on reviews, I've been searching and havnt found any yet.
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Any links on reviews, I've been searching and havnt found any yet.
Same here
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:11 AM   #6
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perhaps you should state what experience you have machine polishing?
how often will you be using it?
alot of factors can help decide which machine is best suited to your needs!

however if you do a search you will find lots of threads on the flex 3401. I had one but didnt use it as I sold it on in favour of going for a rupes mkii lhr15 as I felt it would be better suited to my needs,
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http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...prod_1723.html
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:27 PM   #8
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perhaps you should state what experience you have machine polishing?
how often will you be using it?
alot of factors can help decide which machine is best suited to your needs!

however if you do a search you will find lots of threads on the flex 3401. I had one but didnt use it as I sold it on in favour of going for a rupes mkii lhr15 as I felt it would be better suited to my needs,
Jumping in if you don't mind, I bought the Rupes mk11 but was a little disappointed that it still stopped like the mk1 when i came to uneven bodywork? have you experienced the same?
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Jumping in if you don't mind, I bought the Rupes mk11 but was a little disappointed that it still stopped like the mk1 when i came to uneven bodywork? have you experienced the same?
I was just saying this to someone last night about it still bogging down a bit, I've even tried it with different pads and polishes but still no joy.

Don't get me wrong it's still a great machine to use but it could be to do with the way pads are manufactured. when I use a MF pad it seems fine
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Mmmm I am gutted tbh, have you done the washer mod? I haven't but wondered if it would make a difference.

I used a MF and CG hexlogic and it bogged on both.
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