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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.

    I FB messaged Todd Helme(I trust very much) of Rupes asking him....






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

    Where is the info on the Mille? Rupes has indeed made a forced rotation sander for years and National Detroit made a forced rotation polisher the ND9900 but it was an air tool.

    I'm glad to hear the Makita is running the right, clockwise, direction in forced rotation mode. I will make it more comfortable for people who already run a rotary and help people who don't get familial with the feel.

    Does anyone know how the action of the Rupes Mille compares with the Makita as far far as orbits per revolution and revolutions per minute?


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

    it will be nice to see a side by side/apples to apples comparison (true test) between the two (flex/makita) with the same pads, polishes/compounds and number of passes. should be a good one...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RSW View Post
    Where is the info on the Mille? Rupes has indeed made a forced rotation sander for years and National Detroit made a forced rotation polisher the ND9900 but it was an air tool.

    I'm glad to hear the Makita is running the right, clockwise, direction in forced rotation mode. I will make it more comfortable for people who already run a rotary and help people who don't get familial with the feel.

    Does anyone know how the action of the Rupes Mille compares with the Makita as far far as orbits per revolution and revolutions per minute?


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    Thoughts RSW? RPM is higher on the Makita.





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

    hey mark, you should buy one so if you don't like it (you'll know right away) you can sell it to me for cheap LOL...
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    Re: Flex 3401 vs. Rupes Mille/Makita P5000C, for those that are wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    hey mark, you should buy one so if you don't like it (you'll know right away) you can sell it to me for cheap LOL...
    LOL...I'm just waiting for it to go on the site for ordering.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    it will be nice to see a side by side/apples to apples comparison (true test) between the two (flex/makita) with the same pads, polishes/compounds and number of passes. should be a good one...
    Yeah I can't wait either, since the 3401 and Rupes Mille can't convert to free spinning.

    IMHO, the advantage that the Makita brings to the table is that it's two tools in one. So instead of shelling out $700+ for two tools, a gear driven da and a free spinning da you get both in one tool for $369.00. I'd have to say that's a major plus in the Makita's favor and a revolution in the da world. I'd give up a little on the forced rotation comparison side to a 3401 to have two tools in one. Talk about "Flexability"
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    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?

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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
    Thoughts RSW? RPM is higher on the Makita.





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    Where did you find that info?

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

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    Where did you find that info?
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