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    Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    I have a question I guess hasn't been asked yet (I searched) on this forum. I guess I'm the one fool who doesn't know, lol.

    Is the Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher a "Dual Action" polisher?

    The other popular PC and Meg's polishers are referred to as "Dual Action" and thus, are supposed to be very safe for beginners. I'm interested in the GG6, which seems to have become even more popular than those in recent years (although the PC is still very well respected). I want one that I can start out with but won't regret after getting more comfortable with machine polishing.

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Yes it is dual action

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Its a RO.

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Well, two answers that either contradict each other. Or could be just a difference in terminology meaning the same thing. But if it is DA, why wouldn't they just call it that like their competition does? Leads me to believe it is actually a whole other animal than the pc and meg's.

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeJames View Post
    Well, two answers that either contradict each other. Or could be just a difference in terminology meaning the same thing. But if it is DA, why wouldn't they just call it that like their competition does? Leads me to believe it is actually a whole other animal than the pc and meg's.
    It's not another animal, but don't take my word for it, take the word of Mike Phillips:

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...polishing.html

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...ind-story.html

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    It is not like the Flex 3401. It's like the Porter Cable. There is no forced rotation.
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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    It's not another animal, but don't take my word for it, take the word of Mike Phillips:

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...polishing.html

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...ind-story.html
    If Mike refers to it as a DA, I'm convinced. He did mention though, that stopping the pad with too much pressure wasn't likely because it has much more power than the pc. He also said that stopping under load is part of what makes a DA safe. So that worries me a little. It's clear that either of the 3 will do the job. It sure seems like most people like the gg6 best though. Plus lifetime warranty is nice.

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    Yes, go with the GG6. Probably the most powerful of the 3 and the lifetime warranty (I've had to use it and it's pretty much no questions asked). It will stop with too much downward pressure. You'll need to mark your backing plates to make sure it's always spinning.
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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by wdmaccord View Post
    Yes, go with the GG6. Probably the most powerful of the 3 and the lifetime warranty (I've had to use it and it's pretty much no questions asked). It will stop with too much downward pressure. You'll need to mark your backing plates to make sure it's always spinning.
    Thanks everyone. I'm going to start looking out for deals on a GG6. I'll probably only use it 2-4 time a year. So hopefully I won't need the warranty but it's nice to know they'll make good on it.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher

    Solid Buffer to use. Hopefully you used it and liked it. Been a while since this last post

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