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Old 20-04-2017, 07:10 PM   #21
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Just might wait Alan but cheers bud for the link
Was only posted for a bit of fun and was tongue in cheek really Mick.

Waiting isn’t a bad idea actually to allow any early teething troubles to be fixed.

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Old 24-04-2017, 02:36 AM   #22
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This is good feedback! I was looking to buy a Rupes Mk2, but now that Flex looks good.
Will be my first DA, was planning on mass hand buffing! Sod that now. These machines save time, therefore money (opportunity cost)

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Old 24-04-2017, 02:44 AM   #23
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I think everyone is waiting for this:
https://www.flex-tools.com/en/products/xfe-7-15-150-2/

but with a 5" backing plate, which only appears to be an accessory.
Why is there a wait list?
It was on sale on May 2015!!
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...olisher-7.html
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I have 21 mkI, and imho it's far from the durability i can get from German brands. My unit bearings start to sounding very funky after one and half sets of carbon brush. And i also already replaced trigger and speed control units 2 times.
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Old 24-04-2017, 08:00 AM   #25
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I have 21 mkI, and imho it's far from the durability i can get from German brands. My unit bearings start to sounding very funky after one and half sets of carbon brush. And i also already replaced trigger and speed control units 2 times.
Seems Rupes have no adequate quality control in place. AVOID
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I have both 15 and 21 mk2, sometimes 15 tends to stall rather easily but 21 works amazingly well. I wish 15 would be as good but its not.
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I've just booked in a rupes training day at Ti-22 so will hopefully be able to pick up some good tips and techniques

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Raise these concerns with them. Be interesting to hear their viewpoint.
Some have had issues, me for one but you can't help thinking this isn't a major issue as practically every pro seems to use the Rupes system. They wouldn't if they broke down every 5 mins.
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Will do 👍 I'll be bringing all my machines with me to compare to theirs.

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[QUOTE=tosh;5316815]Ultimate Finish have it at 349 pre-order, which isn't a bad price, considering Autogeek have it at 420 dollars at discount.

Just that 6" backing plate as standard, which is a shame - so another extra to purchase before you get to use it.


Just been on to UF about the Flex and the price of £349 does not include a backing plate of anykind!

Factor in maybe another £25 on top for a 5" plate.
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