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Old 13-06-2018, 08:11 PM   #11
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I took the jump and went straight to the Rupes Mille. I read that people were saying it drags you across the panel if you ain't careful. I experienced this for 5 minutes until I changed the way I used it and after that it's very smooth and the results just come quicker in my opinion. It cuts very quick and finishes lovely!

I used it with UroFiber Pads and the Blue Rupes Polish... It went through the German Mini Paint with ease and even produced a decent one step finish!

Go get one you only live once and you'll enjoy it!

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If you're looking to move on, any reason not to try a rotary as another alternative?
I’ve tried a couple of rotary. Great for big panels butnot for me on vertical, curvy panels.
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Old 14-06-2018, 10:22 AM   #13
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There are a lot of people not truly satisfied with their 3401 even thou it's a great machine. In the end it's all about personal preference.
I think TS does the right in trying one out before a purchase.
Why wouldn’t try before you buy with anything just for peace of mind?
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Old 15-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #14
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There are a lot of people not truly satisfied with their 3401 even thou it's a great machine. In the end it's all about personal preference.
I think TS does the right in trying one out before a purchase.
It's fair to say there's a margin of folks not satisfied with it. But when you consider the vocal minority is always the absolute loudest and reference folks who do own one, I think the odds are still in favor of someone finding them very pleasant and a good investment.

But you're right in that not everyone will like it. The good news is that if one doesn't like it, someone will snag it off someone at a mere 10% hit. That wouldn't be too terrible.
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Old 15-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #15
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Save yourself the time. Just buy a FLEX 3401 and move forward. I can't see someone not being truly satisfied with one after the minimal learning curve for someone that is already comfortable with a RO DA.
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I played around with multipul chinese made DA's and rotary before i made the jump to flex tools (3401+PE14) I cant pick faults with the flex tools like i would with the chinese ones, like not ergonomic enough, to much vibration, too noisy, feels cheap etc...

You will love the lambos of the polishing world

The main reason i hear people not liking the machine is because it takes them for a walk around the panel or because it spins the otherway - User preference things really

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Old 15-06-2018, 08:51 PM   #16
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I love my flex VRG.
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The new Makita is getting good reviews. Just over £200 bills
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