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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by charlestek View Post
    Have you actually worn through your brushes?
    Twice, on different polishers.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Twice, on different polishers.

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    I've swapped brushes a few times myself

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    I had bought the 5" ventilated griot's plate from AG, so that is good. Too bad it will not take a 3" backing plate. Probably because the shroud/grip gets in the way.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Twice, on different polishers.

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    Apparently you are doing this as a business and have a heavy hand :-) (just kidding on the hand, have to keep the pad rotating)

    Brushless DC motors would work even better, but I assume they would drive up the cost of the machine.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    From the video on the Griot's site, it looks as if the brushes are specific to the G9.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by charlestek View Post
    Apparently you are doing this as a business and have a heavy hand :-) (just kidding on the hand, have to keep the pad rotating)

    Brushless DC motors would work even better, but I assume they would drive up the cost of the machine.
    Actually no to either - I had to replace brushes on the first G6 I had. Unit would start and then slow down immediately (new polisher). Re-seated the existing brushes and no dice. Installed new ones and it's been working ever since. The second set of brushes was replaced just under normal use after ~ 3 years.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Actually no to either - I had to replace brushes on the first G6 I had. Unit would start and then slow down immediately (new polisher). Re-seated the existing brushes and no dice. Installed new ones and it's been working ever since. The second set of brushes was replaced just under normal use after ~ 3 years.

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    Very common. I have seen numerous power tools with bad brushes right out of the box.

    Also, it is great maintenance to change your brushes every season (heavy usage) or at least every 3rd season (light use).

    For as little as they cost, and how simple they are to swap out, why wait until they fail?
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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Sounds like the carbon on the initial brushes or the contact spring and power lead was defective. I also noted that the head has cut outs for a D handle like the G6, but I talk to Griot's and the person
    told me that the unit is so ergonomic for a hand over the pad, that you don't need a D handle.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    I guess if itís $100 out the door itís not bad. Because it seems to include shipping both ways and tax on that so itís probably close enough to just avoid the hassle trying to sell your old one. Sort of screws Autogeek on that deal but hopefully the pads and etc will be purchased here
    Yeah, I can't visualize Autogeek getting involved with trade ins, and that sort of stuff. They work around the clock just dealing with their own business orders and running their business.

    But I'd guess Autogeek is one of Griots premier dealers, and you might see some sweet deals coming down the road, sales, kits, included perks such as bags, whatnot. Like with the Boss Machines there for awhile.

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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
    Awesome, perfect for someone wanting to polish without buying 4-5 hundred dollar tools
    Exactly.

    And this is key to get more guys/ladies into machine polishing.

    Like you say, 4 or 5 hundred bucks is kind of scary when you don't even really know (i.e never used) what you are buying.
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