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    Question Any way to convert OPM to RPM?

    I was looking for a way to convert OPM to RPM. I have a PORTER CABLE 7424xp, DeWalt drill, and a Craftsman cordless drill.
    I saw a Wolfgang Headlight Kit that stated when applying polish with a cordless drill use highest speed, a corded drill use lowest speed, a orbital polisher between 1200 and 1500 RPM.
    My PORTER CABLE operates between 2,500-6,800 OPM. Is there a chart or formula that can be used to figure the difference?

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    Re: Any way to convert OPM to RPM?

    No, oscillations are random so you can't do a calculation on them. I have heard that 1500 RPM = 5000 OPM, but that this with a grain of salt.

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    Re: Any way to convert OPM to RPM?

    I used the WG headlight kit last week-end, and that confused me too. I decided to take a guess and i set my PC to speed 4 using 4" pads, and i got excellent results. My headlights were heavily swirled but NOT cloudy or yellowed. It took the swirls right out and made the lenses as good as new.

    edit: kinda misunderstood your post lol. Short answer: i don't know. lol
    Philippe

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    Re: Any way to convert OPM to RPM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    I was looking for a way to convert OPM to RPM. I have a PORTER CABLE 7424xp, DeWalt drill, and a Craftsman cordless drill.
    I saw a Wolfgang Headlight Kit that stated when applying polish with a cordless drill use highest speed, a corded drill use lowest speed, a orbital polisher between 1200 and 1500 RPM.
    My PORTER CABLE operates between 2,500-6,800 OPM. Is there a chart or formula that can be used to figure the difference?
    Don't know how you can compare oscillations to revolutions..completely different movement.

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    Re: Any way to convert OPM to RPM?

    Kevin Brown would know if this could be done. Email him @ iamwaxman@yahoo.com

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