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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    OK; then:
    Iíll just Ďnever mindí.


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    Not certain if you feel as though Iím attacking you, but itís not the case.

    Iím simply bringing further info to the discussion, particularly that somewhat unfounded claim which Iíd hope the experts could chime in on and either confirm or debunk.

    I myself havenít been able to find a conclusive answer but see multiple discussions here on AG and elsewhere about flex and the way they rate their machines. The closest thing Iíve seen was a discussion about strokes per minute vs orbits per minute and what that really meant in terms of rating the tool.

    You seem to be a very loyal flex user and thatís cool. I went with a g15 because Iím not sold on forced rotation yet (lack of time behind a flex, none to borrow around here really) and because I was able to get it for significantly less than a 15mk2. I was also told the g15 is more capable than the 15es but maybe equal or slightly less than the 15mk2, so its value for dollar swayed me.

    Iím looking to try to draw similar comparison lines here between the actually comparable 75 and 7-12-80 as it represents the first competitive option to the rupes for a mini polisher. Iíd think this would be more welcome than the typical flex vs free spinning threads.

    While weíre on the subject, anyone with experience with the zentool polishers? Significantly cheaper (their mini is ~$200) and sold exclusively by optimum, but not a lot of coverage out there.


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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    I you're using the Rupes, polishes, pads, etc. I would go ahead and get the Ruoes. If you're not using it as a system I would lean toward the Flex. Both are great machines and you can't go wrong either way.
    This is how I look at it.

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin47 View Post
    I only know of one person who has both, and according to him the Rupes has a slight edge in being smoother,quieter and more powerful. I asked more powerful how and he said stalls less and corrects abit quicker. I prefer going by own experience hence I should have both in a matter of weeks side by side but personally donít think there might be much in it. You prefer red or black?
    I think the flex has a slightly more powerful motor. They both have a 12mm throw

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    All I want to know is....which one stalls less?

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Take a look at this review of them. But since the rupes mini has been out for a few years the Flex xfe 7-12-80 should have a little ahead technology. As he is mentioned. So are the comparison between Flex 3401 and the rupes mille. As a pro detailer I would look at the Flex mini for the more ergonomic grip. The downside is the so little higher weight. This is just my thoughts of it by only looking at it. I'm not pro detailer and has just bought one of this 3 mini polishers and I do think you know which one I got if you ad the economics between them

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Wax View Post
    All I want to know is....which one stalls less?
    The more I learn and the more experience I get, the less I really care about pad stall and the more I think it gets overblown.

    Fwiw, I ended up going with the rupes and do not regret it.


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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Wax View Post
    All I want to know is....which one stalls less?
    I had both. IMO the Flex is a little smoother and quieter. You shouldn't have stalling problems with either one. I ended up selling the Rupes mainly because it was a better known machine and easier to sell. I was very happy with the performance of both, I'm sure you'll be happy with whichever one you purchase.
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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    I had both. IMO the Flex is a little smoother and quieter. You shouldn't have stalling problems with either one. I ended up selling the Rupes mainly because it was a better known machine and easier to sell. I was very happy with the performance of both, I'm sure you'll be happy with whichever one you purchase.
    Awesome! Thanks!

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    I just put a 3 inch BP on the GG6.

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    Re: XFE-7-12-80 vs LHR75E...is there really a significant difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kttlbll View Post
    I just put a 3 inch BP on the GG6.
    That stinks though the gg6 is to heavy, has to much vibration and you got that big steel collar on the shaft that can hit the paint when u have a 3" backing plate on it. Plus it spins to fast and the balance is off. I did it to I didn't think it was any good.

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