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    Re: Backing plate failed

    Quote Originally Posted by 2wookies View Post
    I think a big part of it was learning curve.

    This machine is so much stronger than other DA’s I’ve used, so with that comes heat. I’m used to using a slower machine with,let’s call it closed loop cooling pads, when I upgraded to the stronger machine that maybe needed an open loop cooling pad was where things got wonky. And ALL of Griots new pads have that cooling hole, as does Rupes and other major player brands.

    Love the machine! Very comfortable and it isn’t near as loud as my old G21. Was able to polish without any ear buds in for music. Would buy this again! Now I got my eye on the 3” rotary from GG.
    I ran into having to adjust technique when I got my G9. With my (3rd Gen) GG6 I got used to running it at higher speeds to maintain rotation under normal correction (downward) pressure. When I got the G9, running it at speed 5 it felt like I'd have to ride the thing across the hood like a fair ride to slow pad rotation down to a rate that seemed normal. Otherwise, knowing the forces at play I was worried I'd overheat the pads.

    Like you mention - a side benefit of that is reduced noise. I compared the GG6 before I sold it with the G9, and at speed 6 in the air they both sounded about the same. But in practice I'm never actually running it that high.

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    Re: Backing plate failed

    Quote Originally Posted by oneheadlite View Post
    I ran into having to adjust technique when I got my G9. With my (3rd Gen) GG6 I got used to running it at higher speeds to maintain rotation under normal correction (downward) pressure. When I got the G9, running it at speed 5 it felt like I'd have to ride the thing across the hood like a fair ride to slow pad rotation down to a rate that seemed normal. Otherwise, knowing the forces at play I was worried I'd overheat the pads.
    What did you end up running it at? 4?

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