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Old 01-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #11
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im so attending a pro training day at some point
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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Flex, simples
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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Flex, simples
not too biased!

seriously though, felt amazing to use
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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not too biased!

seriously though, felt amazing to use
Lol, kev i tested loads, this was my fave. Festool is a stunning machine, but too noisy and that does matter to me, makita or dewalt after that, yes heavy but quiet and smooth. I sold my 3m as although a great machine, at 1200 rpm it sounded like it was at 3000 rpm which was off putting as i don't want to keep looking at the dial to see what speed I am at, just want to feel it and know it audibly if that makes sense?
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #15
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I think that some machines are pushed out there by detailers with a slight backing from the suppliers or machine company .

My choice is totally on the machine performance , and got nothing to do with who supplied it or who makes it.

to date its flex all the way , never spoke to anyone from flex just buy a machine due to its spec.

The reason why the machine works , its in its gearing and reduction gearbox .

This means the spindle speed is half the motor speed , so cooling is better as the cooling fan is running twice as fast than direct drive machines , the machine starts a lot slower then most , and due to gearbox reduction you get much higher torque , so the machine wont bog down when heavy cutting at low speed .

This also slightly helps towards its smoothness as motors running at higher speed will always run smoother.

one side effect is it will use brushes faster than direct drive machines, but small price to pay.

I believe its one of the first machines totally design from the ground up to be a detailing machine polisher and not a development of a grinder

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I take it the rupes is the new in machine because a couple of pro's have been handed them for nout to do a bit of promo and hustling??

First it was the makita then the festool now the rupes and ive noticed the main pattern is the price just keeps going up.

Im being drawn to a flex as my next machine when the time comes for the honest comments i read about them.
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I know that the amount of free bees , massive discounts for items goes on for extra profile on certain items sometimes becoming the next best thing.

Not saying for one minute its wrong in detailing circles as it goes on around the entire world in everyday life.

As one detailer said to me "marketing makes the world go round" .

I have had some very good offers thrown at me in the past, but did not take them up on their offer.

did not even buy my flex from the shop with the cheapest price , i went for the one with best customer feedback

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I know that the amount of free bees , massive discounts for items goes on for extra profile on certain items sometimes becoming the next best thing.
I have heard of a few being given gear to promote and in turn gives good exposure. But the flip side, if it rubbish to everyone else, they are serious damaging their integrity.....
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I have got the flex and had the same problem recently (helped by the fact i had 'free money' to spend) yes the flex is probably more than any home detailer will ever need or warrent, but i am a bit of a tool tart!!! and i know i won't want ot be upgrading in the future. My flex will be working any time i need it, for many years to come. I won't have to worry about it :-)

Well as you know i have been trying to get a decent price together on the group buy on a flex for those who attended the KDS training day

Still waiting on a price for a supplier, but what he has said so far, it looks very promising for you lot going to waxstock ;-)
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the rupes one is a 3m rotary so check out the posts on here regarding that
have my eye on one too, although i won't have the cash for one at WaxStock, i'll be looking at them for sure. and agree on the flex, amazing machine
The Rupes rotary and the 3M look similar but that's where it ends, the Rupes is a completely different animal. Rupes machine has more power and torque and feels better to use, well balanced. We've been putting one through its paces over the last week and it's a joy to use!

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