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    Rupes Mille

    Any feedback on the Rupes Mille Im ordering a new polisher this weekend.


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    Re: Rupes Mille

    I don't think it's been released yet... RUPES BigFoot LK 900E Mille Gear Driven Polisher

    Looks like maybe Mike got to play with it, in the photo, while working on a car in the Show-Car-Garage... Perhaps he has some initial thoughts?


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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Iv'e been using mine for about a week now, so far the results have been pretty good. Its always a plus when the pad keeps spinning even when your hitting curvatures, which my 21 just doesn't touch.
    Correction speed has been great as well. The only "negative" things I found out about it is that vibration is slightly more and noise a bit more. I need to spend more time with it to give ya'll a valid opinion though so for now that's just my 2!

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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinpd137 View Post
    Iv'e been using mine for about a week now, so far the results have been pretty good. Its always a plus when the pad keeps spinning even when your hitting curvatures, which my 21 just doesn't touch.
    Correction speed has been great as well. The only "negative" things I found out about it is that vibration is slightly more and noise a bit more. I need to spend more time with it to give ya'll a valid opinion though so for now that's just my 2!
    Thanks for the info I appreciate it


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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Logged a couple hours with mine yesterday just messing around. Its a very nice tool! The only thing I have to compare it to is the 3401 and very limited time using the Makita PO5000c.

    Mille "walks" a little less than 3401, spins clockwise, operates cooler and quieter. Also the trigger and speed selector knob are quite nice and very easy to use. Also- 29ft cord is AWESOME. Another small touch is the soft rubber TOP grip (MK2 tools only had a soft LOWER grip).

    Its a definite upgrade over the 3401, so if you're looking into forced rotation its really between Mille and PO5000c.

    Both the Mille and PO5000c offer very similar specs- I think mike@shinestruck mentions the Makita spins the fastest max RPM.
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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Yes, Makita has the most RPM at 790
    mille is 535 and 480 for flex

    It took 2 out of 3 attributes(RPM and OPM) for both the PO5000C and the Mille to compensate for lack of MM throw and outcorrect the 3401

    Makita has allot more RPM and a smidge more throw nthsn the Mille
    Mille has the most OPM out of the 3...but being forced, like a rotary RPM is what matters the most

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    As B5visser mentioned, it's only between Mille and PO5000C at least till Flex revises the XCE and actually goes on sale for the 3rd debut...as the saying goes, 3rd time's the charm lol

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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Am I the only guy that has a full review, after using it on a real car with the largest collection of pictures?


    Review: RUPES BIGFOOT MILLE LK 900E by Mike Phillips


    Lots of pictures and the car I used to test it out on was very cool too.


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    Re: Rupes Mille

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinpd137 View Post
    Iv'e been using mine for about a week now, so far the results have been pretty good. Its always a plus when the pad keeps spinning even when your hitting curvatures, which my 21 just doesn't touch.
    Correction speed has been great as well. The only "negative" things I found out about it is that vibration is slightly more and noise a bit more. I need to spend more time with it to give ya'll a valid opinion though so for now that's just my 2!
    Finially. It seems that no one who uses a 21 will admit that it stinks to use on curved panels. This is why the flex is better if u only have 1 machine. Even my 15 is horrible on curved panels. I don't see how anyone is using a 21 on them and actually getting correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
    Finially. It seems that no one who uses a 21 will admit that it stinks to use on curved panels. This is why the flex is better if u only have 1 machine. Even my 15 is horrible on curved panels. I don't see how anyone is using a 21 on them and actually getting correction
    No issues on any curves with my 15 and especially 21 MKII’s. Maybe my technique is good or I have special machines. I get more correction on curves with my 21 than any other of my tools which includes gear drivens. Me thinks you need more experience.

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