Originally Posted by 68bowtie
I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the flex 3401 but was wondering which pads work best 6.5 or 5.5. I have a bunch of 6.5 ccs pads and ordered 3 5.5 pads for my griots polisher. I really don't want to have to spend another $35 for the backing plate for the flex. thanks.
The 3401 standard plate is 5 1/2" the 5.5 pads will go right to the edge. I would not use 5.5" pads. Flex 3401 is fine and has the power for 6.5" pads.
I purchased an extra backing plate and cut it down to 4 7/8' on a metal cutting lathe, perfect for 5.5.