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Old 11-01-2018, 12:02 AM   #1
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Is it worth upgrading..?

Hello Folks,

It's about that time when we have a few extra quid in our pockets and that burning desire to buy/upgrade something that we don't really need and for me it's possibly upgrading my polisher

My current polisher is the DAS-6 Pro Plus, and for a while now have been looking at upgrading to a Force Driven one. I have ruled out the bigger players as I can't justify paying that much for it.

Is it really worth upgrading for someone who only uses a polisher a handful of times a year? Is there a major benefit to upgrading to the force drive. I believe the Pro Plus will possibly handle anything I throw at it. Maybe it will take the odd 1 or 2 sets more.

I'd classify myself as a enthusiastic weekend warrior (helping out mates/family member if and when needed) with no sideline business or anything like that.

I do however have a 2007 VW Touran (kindly donated to me) that is need of some serious paint correction. Will start a separate thread for that though.

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Old 11-01-2018, 12:34 AM   #2
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Yep just get one of the flex clones.

I actually studied the parts and assembly diagrams of the flex and the clone vertool I bought and while they are very similar, they are not identical at all so its not a total clone.

I would imagine the flex is superior in parts but there is a chance the Chinese made a tough reliable machine of their own.
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In2detailing do a force rotation for around 160-170 and Jon from forensic detailing youtube channel has done a review and a bit of a comparison between this and the flex 3401, believe he said the machine is more than capable but their is more vibration and motor noise from the Chinese one which is to be expected, but a steal for the price compared to the big boy
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There are a few forced driven machines available:

M&K do one with a package including pads and polishes
in2detailing do one
cleanyourcar do the vertool version

Worth a look at all 3 before you make your choice
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Yep just get one of the flex clones.

I actually studied the parts and assembly diagrams of the flex and the clone vertool I bought and while they are very similar, they are not identical at all so its not a total clone.

I would imagine the flex is superior in parts but there is a chance the Chinese made a tough reliable machine of their own.
Is the Vertool your first machine or did you also upgrade?
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There are a few forced driven machines available:

M&K do one with a package including pads and polishes
in2detailing do one
cleanyourcar do the vertool version

Worth a look at all 3 before you make your choice
I've been looking at all of them and in terms of costing in2detailing is the cheapest followed by M&K and lastly CYC. My presumption is that they are all the same machine with a different cover possibly.
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I've been looking at all of them and in terms of costing in2detailing is the cheapest followed by M&K and lastly CYC. My presumption is that they are all the same machine with a different cover possibly.
It may be but worth speaking to John @M&K about his version of the forced drive. I know some of the machines he has had built specifically for him and to his own spec. Unfortunately for me i bought the flex just before i saw they bought out their own machine otherwise id have been on the phone to him asking alot of questions and placing an order lol

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I've been looking at all of them and in terms of costing in2detailing is the cheapest followed by M&K and lastly CYC. My presumption is that they are all the same machine with a different cover possibly.
I bought the Vertool version over the In2detailing one as the Vertool has a 1200w motor and the In2d has a 900w motor.

It may make no difference but I was thinking more watts = more grunt. Also depends on the gearing as well. Less stress on the machine. It wont get used a lot but hopefully I wont have to replace it. It should last me for what I need.

The Vertool was £40 dearer at the time of purchase but I got 2 bottles of Sonax polish and 2 pads which kind of made it the same price as the In2d machine and buying pads + Polish. The kit has since gone up £30.

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I think 100 ways of spending money why spend it on a polisher if you are happy with what you have?
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I think 100 ways of spending money why spend it on a polisher if you are happy with what you have?
Because it may make him happy to buy a new machine
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