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Old 21-02-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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Should I be looking at anything but a Vertool...

Hi guys

Just wanted some advice please. Back in 2005 I purchased a porter cable DA from the US which is still running great to this day! Over that time I have fully detailed 4 cars - so not really using it for heavy use. However there is a new car coming in the family (brand new so planning on polishing it and coating with Gtechniq CSL+EXO!). There are 2 more cars in the household I intend on doing a 3 stage polish on in the next couple of months.

I fancy getting a 220V DA for the larger sections of the car and keeping the PC for smaller areas (at 110V it is a pain setting it all up with the transformer etc). I feel like I have enough experience with a DA now to use a more powerful machine and am considering the Vertool DAS-21E on offer at clean your car (is there a discount code I can use btw?).

Should I consider anything else in that sort of price range...or is it a no brainier?

Thanks for your input, much appreciated!
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Old 21-02-2018, 05:42 PM   #2
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Should I be looking at anything but a Vertool...

Ah yes, the days when we imported the PCís from Autopia....*sigh. Where do the years go.

M and K do a forced rotation machine that seems to be spoke of well.

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Thanks for the replies guys...yes that fascination of DA polishers needing a US import...the good old days!

So is it the current thinking that a forced drive machine is better/more efficient for polishing than a DA? I am a little worried by the Vertool Forced drive having a 8 mm orbit compared to the 21mm on the DAS-21.

Also any comparisons between the Vertool forced drive and the MK linked above?
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Old 21-02-2018, 05:53 PM   #5
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Should I be looking at anything but a Vertool...

One advantage of a small orbit is if you only have 1 machine. They are better for smaller areas i.e polishing up to spoilers etc.

They also donít stall but a larger the orbit corrects quicker.

A pro will be better placed to give you the full low down.


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One advantage of a small orbit is if you only have 1 machine. They are better for smaller areas i.e polishing up to spoilers etc.

They also donít stall but a larger the orbit corrects quicker.

A pro will be better placed to give you the full low down.


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I donít really need a small orbit as I already have the PC for that.

In terms of correction clearly the forced drive will be able to deal with deeper marks I presume compared to the DAS-21 but will it be as effective during the finishing stages?
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I donít really need a small orbit as I already have the PC for that.

In terms of correction clearly the forced drive will be able to deal with deeper marks I presume compared to the DAS-21 but will it be as effective during the finishing stages?
Vertool DAS-21 vs Vertool Force Drive - pros and cons please anyone!
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Have a look at the In2detailing Forced Rotation DA also.
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