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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Currently have a G9 and was looking to get a G15. The issues with the G9 and a 5 inch backing plate is that with todays newer cars the G9 stalls a lot. So my question is,
    Does the G15 with 5 inch backing plat stall on curves.

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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by 2quiker View Post
    Currently have a G9 and was looking to get a G15. The issues with the G9 and a 5 inch backing plate is that with todays newer cars the G9 stalls a lot. So my question is,
    Does the G15 with 5 inch backing plat stall on curves.
    G15 will stall more than G9. The longer the stroke of the polisher, the easier it is to stall. Granted some overcome that with extra power but the G9 is plenty strong.

    Improve your technique or buy a Flex for forced rotation, nothing stops that.
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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by 2quiker View Post
    Currently have a G9 and was looking to get a G15. The issues with the G9 and a 5 inch backing plate is that with todays newer cars the G9 stalls a lot. So my question is,
    Does the G15 with 5 inch backing plat stall on curves.
    This may sound counter-intuitive, but try switching to thicker pads or 6.5” pads. I’ve found my G9 actually turns them better on intricate surfaces with less stalling than the 5.5” BOSS pads.

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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    G15 will stall more than G9. The longer the stroke of the polisher, the easier it is to stall. Granted some overcome that with extra power but the G9 is plenty strong.

    Improve your technique or buy a Flex for forced rotation, nothing stops that.
    After using my G15 a couple times, I can't imagine how hard I'd have to bear down to stall it out. The motor is pretty stout and drives the backing plate and pads pretty hard. I works hard enough on it's own I've not encountered a situation where I've had to put enough pressure on it to come even close.
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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    After using my G15 a couple times, I can't imagine how hard I'd have to bear down to stall it out. The motor is pretty stout and drives the backing plate and pads pretty hard. I works hard enough on it's own I've not encountered a situation where I've had to put enough pressure on it to come even close.
    Right, but try lifting it and putting the pad at an angle, it will stall easily. That’s why I said if he was having issues it’s likely due to technique. If you keep the pad flat and put normal amount of downforce the machine will keep pad rotation almost all the time. It would have to be a very curvy panel to give you trouble.
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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    Right, but try lifting it and putting the pad at an angle, it will stall easily. That’s why I said if he was having issues it’s likely due to technique. If you keep the pad flat and put normal amount of downforce the machine will keep pad rotation almost all the time. It would have to be a very curvy panel to give you trouble.
    This exactly my experience with the G9, Bruno.

    My first use with mine, I tried to "finesse" or "dance" it on some curved panels. Stall City. Then, I tried attacking it straight on with just a bit less pressure, and it just kept on churning.
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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    After using my G15 a couple times, I can't imagine how hard I'd have to bear down to stall it out. The motor is pretty stout and drives the backing plate and pads pretty hard. I works hard enough on it's own I've not encountered a situation where I've had to put enough pressure on it to come even close.
    So you haven't had your G15 stall?

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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

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    So you haven't had your G14 stall?
    No, I have never stalled my G15, but I don't know if I've even tried to work it in a position like what was mentioned above.
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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    Thanks for the info. To the folks that gave a G9 and G15, are they much different as far as power/ correcting between the two?
    If you have both would you reconsider adding the G15 again or stepping up to a Rupes or Flex.

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    Re: Griot's Garage G15/G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher *Ground-Up Redesign*

    I got the G15 and I can't make this machine stall, it slows down but man I am very happy I got the G15.

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