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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    In a word...You bet your bippy I still use it!

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    Yes, I still use my PC 7336! That thing's probably 20 years old now and is on it's 3rd power chord. Now, like other's have said...

    It's not my primary machine. It was for maybe 3-4 years but I went to a rotary to cut time. I now use my Flex 3401 for most of the heavy lifting with occassional cut downs with my rotary.

    I do use my PC for LSP applications and 3"-4" pad cut ins on small areas. The thing is a battleship and I haven't killed it yet!

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    I started with the Porter Cable 7424XP and while it is a good machine, I always wanted to up my game. I switched to the Griots GG6 and I must say that it is a better machine. It definitely has more power (850 W vs. 540 W) and I notice less vibration. I still love my Porter Cable and I have a 3" backing plate installed on it for smaller areas.

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    I have the Porter Cable 7424XP, but now that I'm getting better with correction, I'm going to pick up a Griot's 6 inch. I had planned to sell the 7424, but after reading this thread, I'm going to put a 3 inch plate on it and keep it.
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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    I still use mine and I have a GG6 and a G15. Both the griots machines are far superior in power and feel, but Iíve converted mine to a PC3Ē. It works great for spot corrections, tight areas, glass and headlights, itís a joy to just pick that up and go as opposed to worrying about changing the backing plate or trying to fit a 5.5 inch pad where it just wonít go.
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    For fun, I decided to throw the white pad the PC comes with on and give it a shot on my cars hood. The lack of power with this 6 inch pad becomes noticeable where a GG6 would just keep going. Even using light pressure around speed 5-5.25, the pad would slow considerably or stop spinning altogether. It doesnít feel as balanced as the GG6 either.
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    Iím still very happy with my purchase of the PC and at 6 years old itís still young and working great as a 3inch.
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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    Anyone that doesn't shouldn't be near a car lol

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    the only buffer i have(other than rotary). ive had it for 14 years now,still running strong, and helping make paint shine.

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    I still have mine and it is a good machine. Rarely use it anymore. It is a good machine but for me it lacks in ergonomics as it numbs my hands. The Rupes LHR or the Duetto don't do that to my hands. For this reason I won't use it for long term correction.

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    Haha, Iíll be sure to let Mike Phillips know he shouldnít only stop detailing, but he shouldnít be near a car..

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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    I still have mine and it is a good machine. Rarely use it anymore. It is a good machine but for me it lacks in ergonomics as it numbs my hands. The Rupes LHR or the Duetto don't do that to my hands. For this reason I won't use it for long term correction.
    Interesting problem as I have heard others experiencing the same issue. For me, I have not had any physical problems what so ever.

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