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    Cordless Flex XCE

    https://www.flex-tools.com/en/products/s/xce-8-125-180-ec-2/

    Just seen this, when did this happen?

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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

    That's the new one Mike is calling the CBeast I believe.
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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyc View Post

    Happened a few years ago at FLEX in Stuttgart, Germany. Last time I was there for Automechanika in 2016, we also visited FLEX and SONAX. FLEX let me test out all the new cordless tools that at that time were prototypes.


    Here's pic from Automechanika - anytime I found a booth with compounds and polishes I asked to test them out....








    Because the tools were top secret back then, I could not take any pictures. But the first time I used all of the new cordless polishers was in August of 2016. As I type it is now February, 2019.


    Car Detailing History

    2017

    First FLEX Cordless polishers introduced at SEMA in 2017

    NEW Cordless FLEX Tools at Autogeek Rotary and Orbital Polishers


    Been a tick busy since being given these tools from Bob Eichelberg, the President of FLEX North America at SEMA in Las Vegas. Now that the dust is starting to settle, (a month later), I've placed these new tools in Autogeek's Show Car Garage along with the other 200+ power and pneumatic tools in our garage for our detailing classes and projects.






    2018

    The FLEX XCE 8 125 18.0-EC aka The Cordless BEAST or as I like to call it, the CBEAST was introduced at SEMA 2018

    NEW FLEX Cordless 3401 aka the FLEX Cordless BEAST!

    Bob Eichelberg and his team from FLEX North America and also from Germany shared this long-awaited tool at SEMA and because there's been a lot of buzz in the cyberworld as well as videos and pictures going around, I called Bob today and he gave me permission to fully let the cat out of the bag.




    So to answer your question, the CBEAST was made public at SEMA this last November in 2018 and rumor has it production units will be here in June.


    I spoke with Bob Eichelberg two week ago and he said my personal "Production Unit" will be here in the next week or so. Hoping it arrives this week.


    Stay tuned for a video review this week on the CBEAST.


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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

    Good news Mike, anxiously awaiting getting the CBEAST on order.
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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

    XCE 10-8 125 - Random orbital polisher with positive-action drive

    Hi Mike, is this new? Just seen this on the Flex site, the corded version. Or are these the same ones if I recall that were about a few years ago then suddenly seemed to disappear from the radar.

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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

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    XCE 10-8 125 - Random orbital polisher with positive-action drive

    Hi Mike, is this new? Just seen this on the Flex site, the corded version. Or are these the same ones if I recall that were about a few years ago then suddenly seemed to disappear from the radar.

    Looks awesome. I see they have a few versions with apparently different size backing plates.
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    Re: Cordless Flex XCE

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyc View Post

    XCE 10-8 125 - Random orbital polisher with positive-action drive

    Hi Mike, is this new?

    Just seen this on the Flex site, the corded version.

    Or are these the same ones if I recall that were about a few years ago then suddenly seemed to disappear from the radar.

    Just to clear up any confusion...


    I spoke with Bob Eichelberg about this and the tool you're looking at is the German version.



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