Re: DeWalt 849 in the hands of a novice...help!
I would def get a DA because it's so much safer then a rotary. I recently burned paint on my bumper with a Makita because I was being careless. I had my DA but I wanted to try the Makita and it burned a small area. Rotary is very dangerous and should not be used on bumpers if your not a pro.
I would get DA with couple orange, white and blue pads.