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    Re: Cordless Flex Polishers Available For Preorder Per Autogeek Website

    LOL You got it LOL

    That weight difference must be noticeble in the longrun! It has got marketed well so far. But when it's coming out to detailers I think that they will be chocked over it. And wondering about how it is to manage the weight of the battery when polishing. Sure it's nice to get the cord away but to what price? Alot heavier and expensive.

    Edit: I converted the weight from kilogram kg and on were I was reading the specs they says 7.7kg for xfe15 and 7.4kg for pe14. For the corded xfe7-15 the weight is 2.3kg about 5lbs!
    Would be very intresting to know if the weight is up to 17lbs with the 5amp battery on.

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    Re: Cordless Flex Polishers Available For Preorder Per Autogeek Website

    Remember the first cellphones that came out, they were bricks,awkward and heavy, its the price to pay for technology in its infancy. Newer models will have batteries that last longer and be much lighter. Its a trade off
    for jumping on the bandwagon early, let the R&D pay itself off and wait for them to perfect it.

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    Re: Cordless Flex Polishers Available For Preorder Per Autogeek Website

    Wonder if it's only the battery that does it heavy. I think since they are useing a induction electric motor in the new cordless polishers. There is no brushes in them. Hope I get the translate right.

    Of course it's a new technology for polishers but cordless tools have been out quite a while. The development is to get that high of power a polisher needs to have to spinn the pads and polish. Maybe the manufactures has to develop a different kind of polish and pads to be able to use less powerfull polisher.

    But what to say before I have tested the new Flexs out. Maybe they have a perfect balance of the weight that does them as user friendly as the corded ones. For a mobile detailer I can see benefits to polish cordless. But for a shop detailer which do alot of paint correction and apply alot of ceramic coatings that need polishing prep. I think that the added weight of the cordless is something to really think about in terms of what it does to your body. If I have read the right specs and it's not a miss spelling of some kind. Almost the tripple the weight between corded and cordless is a really bit difference.

    For the hobby detailer that take care of a couple of cars. It's the price for it that is a downside. But if you go with the AGO prices it's not that of a difference that I have in Scandinavia. If it comes with 2 5amp batteries in the kit on AGO. Be cause if you where to buy a second 5amp battery you would ad at least 80-100$ to the total costs. Then you are up there in the double of the price to the corded. Maybe for some it would be worth it. But is it a replacement of technology for polishers?

    As you say it's a new tool and we will see what the people think about them after a while. I just thinking out loud and it's fun to see new technology and tools. And I would'nt mind to have one of those cordless in my arsenal if I could afford it.

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    Re: Cordless Flex Polishers Available For Preorder Per Autogeek Website

    I wouldn't mind the extra weight as long as its balanced nicely. If it had a very noticeable weight shift in the back where the battery is that would be really annoying IMO.

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    Re: Cordless Flex Polishers Available For Preorder Per Autogeek Website

    Meghan sent me the following info on the weight of the Flex cordless polishers, hope this helps

    • XFE 15 150 18.0-EC unit weight= 4.62 lbs. without battery
    • PE 150 18.0-EC unit weight= 4.2 lbs. without battery
    • 5.0 battery weight=1.2 lbs.

    Looks like around 5-6 lbs w/battery. Not bad.
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