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Old 10-01-2018, 02:38 PM   #11
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I've been loooking into the Makita for a while. My new take on this is to go for the FLEX instead and then either purchase a cheap das 6 pro for smaller pads etc or a cheap rotary.

Appreciated 2 machines etc, however if the machine ever goes wrong then only one will go .

Have also been looking at the cheaper versions both with CYC and In 2 detailing.
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I've been loooking into the Makita for a while. My new take on this is to go for the FLEX instead and then either purchase a cheap das 6 pro for smaller pads etc or a cheap rotary.

Appreciated 2 machines etc, however if the machine ever goes wrong then only one will go .

Have also been looking at the cheaper versions both with CYC and In 2 detailing.
I'm on a similar track. Can't really decide between the Flex or the Makita.
Many say the Makita is much smoother and more ergonomic comparing to the Flex.

I will most likely purchase a "mini" rotary to use with 3"/2"/1" spot pads to complete the primary machine.
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I'm on a similar track. Can't really decide between the Flex or the Makita.
Many say the Makita is much smoother and more ergonomic comparing to the Flex.

I will most likely purchase a "mini" rotary to use with 3"/2"/1" spot pads to complete the primary machine.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...prod_1651.html
This is coming up next month here in the UK. Will try and go there and try and get a hands on feel and hopefully some discount!!
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:33 PM   #14
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I've been loooking into the Makita for a while. My new take on this is to go for the FLEX instead and then either purchase a cheap das 6 pro for smaller pads etc or a cheap rotary.

Appreciated 2 machines etc, however if the machine ever goes wrong then only one will go .

Have also been looking at the cheaper versions both with CYC and In 2 detailing.
I thought about the Makita but I decided I didn't want a rotary. So I bought the Vertool Forced Drive. I've kept my DAS6 for 3" & 4" spot pads. I got the Sonax Kit from CYC before it went up £30.
The Flex was out of my budget for the amount of times I use a polisher.
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Good point re time you use a polisher. I’m in the same area really. I’m not a full time detailed just a weekend type of guy who owns a G220 V1 🤣


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I thought about the Makita but I decided I didn't want a rotary. So I bought the Vertool Forced Drive. I've kept my DAS6 for 3" & 4" spot pads. I got the Sonax Kit from CYC before it went up £30.

The Flex was out of my budget for the amount of times I use a polisher.


I wasn’t aware the Makita was a Rotary?


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I've kept my DAS6 for 3" & 4" spot pads.
The Flex was out of my budget for the amount of times I use a polisher.
Having sat down and really thought about it, I think this combi would be better suited. I am more of a weekend warrior than a semipro/pro, and therefore the Flex's cost isn't justified.

Which now leads me to another question/dilemma to which I will start a new thread.
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I wasn’t aware the Makita was a Rotary?


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My Mistake. I thought one of the modes was rotary and the other was DA. I now realise that it's Forced Drive and DA. Though it has a smaller throw than similar machines.
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My Mistake. I thought one of the modes was rotary and the other was DA. I now realise that it's Forced Drive and DA. Though it has a smaller throw than similar machines.
Smaller throw but higher rpm which makes up for the smaller throw, much like the new Rupes Mille force drive polisher. The smaller throw makes the machine smoother to use and less tendency of "walking-away" according to reviews I've read and input from a Rupes technician.
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I thought about the Makita but I decided I didn't want a rotary. So I bought the Vertool Forced Drive. I've kept my DAS6 for 3" & 4" spot pads. I got the Sonax Kit from CYC before it went up £30.
The Flex was out of my budget for the amount of times I use a polisher.
Have you managed to use the Vertool yet? Is there much difference in the vibration between the machines?
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