View Full Version : Rupes mini or Rupes duetto 3in bp

12-20-2015, 07:56 AM
Price set aside...
Which would be better
Rupes Mini
Or Duetto with Kamikaze 3in Beast BP?

12-20-2015, 09:21 AM
Most would say an unmodified machine would be best.

For polishing in tighter areas only maybe just the mini, but the slightly larger shroud of the Duetto really shouldn't limit you too much. A 4" at the face pad will extend just to, or slightly past the larger shroud.

They are almost the same machine all the way up to the most of the head. Same throw, same power, and mostly the same parts. Smaller shroud, lighter counterweight and BP on the mini and I guess a different tune from factory.

I must note I do not have the Kamikaze BP yet. Just a stock mini BP that I thought about trying to modify to work with my Duetto. Not really a safe thing to try.

If AG carried Kamikaze, I would have already ordered one.

02-27-2016, 03:04 PM

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02-27-2016, 03:50 PM
Duetto as you will have both 3" and 5" BP's so you can use 4"-6" pads making it more versatile and cost effective long term.

02-28-2016, 04:35 PM
Page 19 in Mike's book shows exactly how different the counter weights are in these machines.

Then again, I'm not into modding these machines. I tried it, but ultimately went back to stock. The washer is on it's way to a fellow forum member.

02-29-2016, 10:45 AM
As shown in dlc95's post above the counterweights are different between the two tools. This is to offset the pad size at the 12mm orbit and minimize vibration.

People got accustomed to simply swapping plates and pads with the PC and similar tools. They vibrated in pretty much any configuration so it was no big deal and the stroke wasn't such that balance was as imperative.

With 12mm of stroke and the balance built into the machine you'd be undoing one of the primary reasons for choosing RUPES for a large orbit tool.

Not saying YOU CAN'T mod, but there are reasons the tools exist as separate part numbers in different configurations.

02-29-2016, 11:37 AM
Original plan was kamikaze BP..not the stock plates so balance would of been retained or perhaps better..

I ended up going with the mini a couple months ago
My bro plans to get duetto so may buy him the kamikaze plate for testing