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Old 06-01-2017, 06:56 PM   #11
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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?
You should have bought a 3401, will never stop spinning unless it's off or unplugged.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:58 PM   #12
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Didn't like the 3401, used it when training with Matt Rowe so went for the Rupes as a stepping stone.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:36 PM   #13
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Didn't like the 3401, used it when training with Matt Rowe so went for the Rupes as a stepping stone.
No I haven't done the washer mod, but I did ask on here
I've got the 401 as well but not really had many hours on it yet but am looking forward to use it very soon especially when it comes to correction work.

How come you didn't get on with it
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:55 PM   #14
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Just felt it was too aggressive for me, only had the das6 and since then I bought the shinemate which is pretty cool to be honest, so the rupes felt like the next step and then maybe the flex.


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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.
Sorry Andy but I need to correct you on that statement. A very well known pro has put on here elsewhere that he's used his relentlessly for nearly 5 years on the same brushes. I'm only chipping in mate as I don't want to see the op put off by an incorrect claim. I also have a 3401 and jump up from a das6 and it was the best move I ever made. Cheers dude.

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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 👍
Does it rotate anti clockwise like the flex?

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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?
We had a team of rupes guys at work doing a demo on the mk2, I was really impressed with it, no stalling at all, even when massively pressing down.

But at the end of the day we all like using a proper rupes rotary with a lamb's wool for cutting, so we didn't buy any
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Does it rotate anti clockwise like the flex?

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Really, it spins anticlockwise?

I can't imagine polishing like that??
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moochin, That is good then and I stand correct which is a good thing. It would be interesting to see what the wear is like on that machine. Maybe the motor runs at a much lower speed than on others so the wear is much less.

I still stand by my statement that Flex are not user friendly when it comes time for the brushes to be changed though.

In use the machines are good. I also have a DAS6 and now I have zero vibrations with the rotary and superior accuracy when going round trims and edges.
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Really, it spins anticlockwise?

I can't imagine polishing like that??
Yes it does and was really wierd to start with but the brain soon learns. The tip I was given was to push down on the rear to steer left and up for right. You use that method for keeping it straight you see.i may not have explained that very well but Mike phillips has a video on YouTube that shows the techniques.

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