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Aaryn NZ
08-14-2019, 02:23 AM
Hello my friends. :xyxthumbs:

I picked up another vintage Rotary polisher off a local auction website the other day & it arrived in the mail today.

This thing is seriously heavy!!! Certainly no need for any downward pressure with this, in fact I would be a bit hesitant using this on a modern car with their increasingly ďsoftĒ body panels.

Hereís what I found out -

Itís a SHER Polisher. SHER was an Australian Power Tool Company founded by an Austrian immigrant Wilhelm Peter Schlesinger & Alexander Faill. They started off in 1940 as Red Point Tool Co & in 1957 changed its name to Sher Power Tools Pty Ltd until in 1962 when Skil Corporation took over.

So because itís labeled as a SHER Iím guessing itís between 1957 & 1962 in age. Researched a bit on line but came up empty in regards to a polisher of any type.

Anyway, here are the pictures, enjoy.


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Thank you all for taking a look ... oh yeah, yes it does indeed run. :buffing:


Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:


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Mike Phillips
08-14-2019, 07:49 AM
Very cool Aaryn.

Looks heavy. That would be a good forearm workout for anyone buffing out vertical panels, like on a large van or boat.

The pad looks like regulation modern-day body shop and dealership pad, dirt and all.



:)

A-train
08-14-2019, 07:49 AM
Very cool! This makes you realize how much easier we have it today!

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fly07sti
08-14-2019, 10:25 AM
Almost looks like a stingray from the top. Very cool find for your collection.

SWETM
08-14-2019, 01:32 PM
Cool found Aaryn!

And a real New Zeeland or Australian wool pad I bet LOL. The workout with useing this must be massive.

Aaryn NZ
08-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Very cool Aaryn.

Looks heavy. That would be a good forearm workout for anyone buffing out vertical panels, like on a large van or boat.

The pad looks like regulation modern-day body shop and dealership pad, dirt and all.



:)


Thanks Mike. :xyxthumbs:

I shall weigh this big bopper sometime & see, itís certainly the heaviest Iíve held & yeah, this would be some workout.

Hahaha, funny you say that, I thought the same thing ... actually this would be a pretty new looking pad in some shops.



Very cool! This makes you realize how much easier we have it today!

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Cheers A-train. :xyxthumbs:

Exactly. Mustíve been some BIG burly man, or woman swinging this thing around thatís for sure. :buffing:



Almost looks like a stingray from the top. Very cool find for your collection.

Thanks Don. :xyxthumbs:

Haha, thatís what I thought too. Has some style to it huh.



Cool found Aaryn!

And a real New Zeeland or Australian wool pad I bet LOL. The workout with useing this must be massive.


Thanks Tony. :xyxthumbs:

No doubt buddy, NZ Wool all the way. I would like to buff out a little something with it when I feel a bit better . . . Self employed & sick, the show must go on huh . . . :buffing:


Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:

Aaryn NZ
08-14-2019, 02:31 PM
... size comparison with the Flex PE-150 Cordless. :xyxthumbs:


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Aaryn NZ. :dblthumb2:


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VISITOR
08-14-2019, 06:26 PM
i can only imagine looking through it's eyes (or vents ;) ) on what it's polished and has been through. nice find!

PaulMys
08-14-2019, 06:33 PM
That is awesome!

Aaryn, how much does it weigh exactly?

Kilos are ok. I can convert in my head...... Lol

Billy Baldone
08-14-2019, 07:13 PM
I think the nickname of that beast should be Popeye.... Cuz one panel and that is what your arms look like��