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Thread: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

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    Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by idriveblackcars View Post
    So do you think the Mille can finish better than my 15mkII? My paint never gets hammered so how a machine finishes is my main concern.

    Also I'm assuming more pads from Rupes?
    I think it depends on the paint hardness. Harder paint, the forced rotation will finish just fine. Softer, a free spinning DA for sure. I'm not sure how effective the free spin mode will be for the Makita. I'm buying it for the forced rotation, so if the free spinning mode doesn't bog down easily, that will be icing on the cake


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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philips146 View Post
    Where did you find that info?
    Posted directly from Rupes on FB.


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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Mille
    clockwise
    5.2mm Stroke
    7,490 OPM
    14 orbits per rotation at 535 RPM
    900 watts
    motor amps ???
    6.17lbs

    PO5000C
    Clockwise
    5.5mm stroke
    6800 OPM
    Math comes out to 8.608 orbits per 790 rpm
    900 watts
    7.8 amp
    6.2lbs

    3401
    counter clockwise
    8mm stroke
    4800 OPM
    10 orbits at 480 RPM
    900 watts
    9amp
    5.73lbs

    Mike Phillips may you spin backing plate and count how many orbits per rotation on the PO5000c?

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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    If the price is not too high then looks like I'll be getting a mille to compliment my 21 MKII.
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    Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    The 3401 spins at 4800 OPM, not the claimed 9600. Kevin Brown tested and proven.


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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    looking forward to some reviews of these polishers,

    one would think it was SEMA with all these releases! Always something happening in the detailing industry!

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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    as mentioned.. a test side by side is going to be the true test even with all the stats. it should be interesting...

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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    The 3401 spins at 4800 OPM, not the claimed 9600. Kevin Brown tested and proven.


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    as did Tom Helme
    anyone with a 3401 on hand can do same

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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    Mille
    clockwise
    5.2mm Stroke
    7,490 OPM
    14 orbits per rotation at 535 RPM
    900 watts
    motor amps ???
    6.17lbs

    PO5000C
    Clockwise
    5.5mm stroke
    6800 OPM
    Math comes out to 8.608 orbits per 790 rpm
    900 watts
    7.8 amp
    6.2lbs
    So, on paper, which should have more cutting power?


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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    So, on paper, which should have more cutting power?


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    id like to say the Mille, but i'm sure it'll be very negligible between Rupes and Makita

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