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Aaryn NZ
04-15-2019, 02:54 PM
Hey team. :xyxthumbs:


So the other day I picked up this sweet 1950ís 7Ē Black & Decker Vitrifier off a local auction website down here in lilí olí New Zealand.

The tool is a bit on the heavy side for sure but very well balanced in hand & yes, it still runs perfectly. Itís beautifully made & it oozes quality, mustíve been quite the tool in its day. :buffing:

Although I guess - things were made a bit different back then too. Made stronger, built to last kinda thing. Still, Iíd rather be swinging around a Flex PE-14 than this Black & Decker.

Right, onto some pictures.

I had hoped that this advert may have been on paper & arrived with the tool but it didnít. I did however print it out & save a digital picture of it to. A cool piece on its own.


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The tool itself.


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There ya have it. A real sweet machine indeed. I would actually like to buff out a car with it one day just Ďcozí because it runs so nice & feels good in hand. Actually to note - it feels Ďshortí a lot shorter than modern machines, I kinda dig that too. :buffing:

Thank you all for checking in & having a look. :props:


Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:


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Desertnate
04-15-2019, 03:23 PM
That is pretty cool. How loud is it?

dlc95
04-15-2019, 03:35 PM
Wow! Look at that old beast!

Paul A.
04-15-2019, 04:22 PM
I love seeing the old school machines. Looks like a '50's era wool pad too! What's the seperate t-handle thingie for?

hmardown
04-15-2019, 05:43 PM
That is pretty cool. How loud is it?

good question. I bet that puppy signs.

Klasse Act
04-15-2019, 06:12 PM
Looks like it weighs about 20 lbs, LOL!

UncleDavy
04-15-2019, 07:01 PM
Wow, now that is a real piece of machinery. That was way before Stanley diluted the brand and brought down the quality of everything under their umbrella. I wonder if you could retrofit a modern buffing pad or backing plate on that spindle. We would love to see it in action.

FUNX650
04-15-2019, 07:07 PM
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Cool Beans, Aaryn;
thanks for sharing. :xyxthumbs:

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The data plate...
https://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/medium/1A23D886-A5FD-40CD-ABEC-06B67B7A60E4.jpeg


Reminded me of this...
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/25991814-81FA-4176-9D4E-C5E5F13B4F37.jpeg


Bob

VISITOR
04-15-2019, 08:11 PM
wow, i can only imagine how many cars that have buffed out with that...

Larry A
04-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Ive got one from 1964 , and it still works great. Back in the mid-60s I use to do detailing on the side. Later my uncles hobby was restoring old VW s, and I would use the buffer to buf out new lacquer paint.

Sizzle Chest
04-15-2019, 08:23 PM
That is super cool!!!! Great find and really cool to use it!

Mike Phillips
04-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Very cool Aaryn.

Thanks for sharing.

I can only imagine how many cars were perfectly swirled out with that pad.


:laughing:

Aaryn NZ
04-16-2019, 01:53 PM
That is pretty cool. How loud is it?


Thanks a Desertnate. :xyxthumbs:

I havenít the equipment to measure that but it doesnít appear much louder than many other tools. Iíll see if I can make a video comparison, that may give some idea. :buffing:


Wow! Look at that old beast!

Cheers dlc95. :xyxthumbs:


I love seeing the old school machines. Looks like a '50's era wool pad too! What's the seperate t-handle thingie for?

Thank you Paul A. :xyxthumbs:

Yeah me too. I like seeing the patina on them too, it tells a story. Haha, yeah I think the wool pad is definitely of the same era. The T handle thingie is for changing the backing plate. :buffing:


Looks like it weighs about 20 lbs, LOL!

Thanks Kassel Act. :xyxthumbs:

I shall weigh it & get back to you on that one. Itís definitely heavier but not a lot heavier than my RUPES RULH22EN. It feels nice in hand but perhaps buffing out a whole car could turn into a workout.


Wow, now that is a real piece of machinery. That was way before Stanley diluted the brand and brought down the quality of everything under their umbrella. I wonder if you could retrofit a modern buffing pad or backing plate on that spindle. We would love to see it in action.

Thank you UncleDavy. :xyxthumbs:

Yeah sad how that happens huh. I will have a look at that today & see if I have something thatíll fit. :buffing:


Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:

Aaryn NZ
04-16-2019, 02:03 PM
Cool Beans, Aaryn;
thanks for sharing. :xyxthumbs:

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The data plate...
https://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/medium/1A23D886-A5FD-40CD-ABEC-06B67B7A60E4.jpeg


Reminded me of this...
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/25991814-81FA-4176-9D4E-C5E5F13B4F37.jpeg


Bob


Thank you Bob! :xyxthumbs:

Hahaha, I couldnít help but sing that when I read your comment! Too cool! :props:



wow, i can only imagine how many cars that have buffed out with that...

Thank you VISITOR. :xyxthumbs:

Thatíd be some great information to have. Appreciate your comments buddy! :Picture:


Ive got one from 1964 , and it still works great. Back in the mid-60s I use to do detailing on the side. Later my uncles hobby was restoring old VW s, and I would use the buffer to buf out new lacquer paint.

Cheers Larry A. :xyxthumbs:

Awesome! Youíre gonna have to share some pictures of it. Nice - VWís are my passion too. :props:



That is super cool!!!! Great find and really cool to use it!

Thanks Scott. :xyxthumbs:

I definitely want to buff something with it, Iím gonna take a look today & see if I have a baking plate that fits . . . . Or Iíll have to go Ďold schoolí & get a new tie on wool bonnet.


Very cool Aaryn.

Thanks for sharing.

I can only imagine how many cars were perfectly swirled out with that pad.


:laughing:

Thank you Mike. :xyxthumbs:

Hahaha very very true Mike, cringe fest. :nomore:


Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:

PaulMys
04-16-2019, 06:02 PM
Now this is awesome!

Love seeing old tools that were built like Sherman tanks.

Thanks for the post, Aaryn!!