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tbcuprat 28-11-2016 04:51 PM

Which DA can run 3.5" and 5" Backing pads.

Looking to renew my DA as my Porter Cable 7242 although has been great is coming up for 9 years old.

I already have a Kestrel SIM 180 but I tend to favour the Porter.
To be honest the 110/220 transformer is a bit of a faf.

I'm looking for a DA that can comfortably fit a 4" spot pad and go up as large as 6"

Price wise I'm open to anything as I'm quite happy to write the cost off against the same number of years if it's good enough.

Things that would be good...

I'd ideally like one to be fairly quiet. I'm a bit more educated than I was back when I got it (lack of ear defenders). As a result I now have tinnitus.

Vibration dampening would also be quite important.

I'd also like something with a long lead.
Something thats ergonomic.

But the main thing is 4" and 6" pads is mandatory.

Any suggestions?

fozzy 28-11-2016 06:36 PM

Das 6 pro, the pro plus has a 15mm throw and won't go any smaller than a 5" backing plate. The new Vertool Force drive may be a good option as that only has a 8mm throw so should take a spot pad easily.

tbcuprat 29-11-2016 12:15 PM

I'm reading that LC Backing plates are compatible with Vertool and Flex.

Anyone tried the Vertool LC backing plate combo on a 4" spot pad yet?

Reddaddy67 17-01-2017 06:40 PM

Has anyone found this out ? Maybe intetested in the Vertool Forcedrive IF it will take a spot pad backing plate and safely use it.

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Hereisphilly 17-01-2017 07:00 PM

The 3401 will do 100mm pads with the lc backplate system

I know because I have one

If the vertool is an exact carbon copy of the 3401 then there's no reason why it can't too

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Hereisphilly 17-01-2017 07:01 PM

Oh and the normal das 6 pro will do it too

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tbcuprat 17-01-2017 07:02 PM

It's been stated on a Facebook feed that the two the drive mechanism is different between Vertool and flex.

Hereisphilly 17-01-2017 07:06 PM

Oh yeah, slightly different teeth apparently

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chongo 17-01-2017 07:45 PM

Your better off with the Flex 3401 and like said before you can use the 100mm HT pads.

Deje 19-01-2017 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by Hereisphilly (Post 5263690)
Oh yeah, slightly different teeth apparently

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Rumors say it will be a copy of LC backing plate system for the Flex 3401 copy, might not suit all Flex 3401 copies.

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