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Old 09-01-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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Flex 3401 or the new Makita PO6000C????

I a dilema here re these two machines.
I realise the Makita is relatively new but what are user experiences like with the machines?
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I’d like to know too. I have a flex but would swap for the Makita if it’s any good.


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Also interested in the Makita.
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Big thread here.

https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...ondering.html?


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I sent Makita an email the other day asking if you could change the backing plate size. Apparently the answer is no and I was sent a link to a sponge polishing pad the same size as the supplied backing plate. Hmmm
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I sent Makita an email the other day asking if you could change the backing plate size. Apparently the answer is no and I was sent a link to a sponge polishing pad the same size as the supplied backing plate. Hmmm
Reports from Autogeek forum says otherwise. Multiple owners of PO5000C has switched backing plates with BP from Rupes BigFoot
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I’ll have a look at that, thanks for letting me know. I’m still undecided over the two machines. Approx £50 separates them but I’m steering towards the Makita as it has the two modes.
Am I correct in assuming that the Makita is between and Rotary and a basic DA?


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It's a combination between lika a flex 3401 forced and a basic das6 free spinning.

However reviews says it's kinda useless as a free spinning polisher as it loses rotation on lower speeds.
But being really brilliant as a replacement to flex 3401. Much smoother and more ergonomic.
There are a few threads over at autogeek with a lot of detailed information from users.

After reading most of it I must say I'm still very interested in a makita po5000c or po6000c instead of a flex 3401.
Makita seems to have more service centers also.

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Any 4” back plate options for it? I’ve just bought a shed load of 4/5” hybrid pads from across the pond.


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Don't think so, nothing official.
There was some talk about modifying a 3" rupes mini backing plate to fit the Makita but found no one who had tried to do it.
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