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

    Quote Originally Posted by bcgreen View Post
    Interesting problem as I have heard others experiencing the same issue. For me, I have not had any physical problems what so ever.
    I agree. I've never had any problem.

    That said, I am sure other people will be more sensitive to the vibration. I have never used a Rupes, but have read a lot of posts from members in the know that they are way smoother, and I believe it.
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    Re: How many here are still using the Porter Cable DA?

    i still have my megs G100 (rebadged pc7424) and it's been reliable but it's a clunky rattle trap. since using the GG6 (over 10+ years) i haven't really looked back. when i first fired up the GG6 for the first time, i couldn't believe the torque/power it had compared to the pc, it was a night/day difference. when i bought my G100 from megs (over 14+ years ago), it had a lifetime warranty and if it ever goes out (heard megs use to get a lot of returns on these) who knows what they will replace it with (if they still honor the warranty), most likely a mt300...

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

    Still got mine for carpet and headlight lenses, also for glass. Also use it for spreading wax too. Great polisher, it will be around when the others are dead.

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

    The only time I get vibration on a PC, is when using 6" plates at a high speed. Barely usable.

    With a 5" plate it's not mich different from the Rupes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bcgreen View Post
    Interesting problem as I have heard others experiencing the same issue. For me, I have not had any physical problems what so ever.
    It is one of the reasons I stopped using the PC for corrections.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlc95 View Post
    The only time I get vibration on a PC, is when using 6" plates at a high speed. Barely usable.

    With a 5" plate it's not mich different from the Rupes.
    I am going to have to disagree with you on that. Even with the 5" plate the PC vibrates more than any of the Rupes tools I own. I also don't need to run the Rupes tools at high speed to get the correction I need. Even the Meguiar's MT300 has better ergonomics that the PC and vibrates less.

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

    I do notice the vibration and especially when using smaller pads. I have a 5" counterweight and that seems to throw around pads smaller than 5".

    Because I have relegated my PC to "cutting in" smaller panels I put up with the.vibration for short durations. When I apply LSPs (show waxes and sealants) I don't spin it any faster than about 3 so it's not too bad then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    It is one of the reasons I stopped using the PC for corrections.



    I am going to have to disagree with you on that. Even with the 5" plate the PC vibrates more than any of the Rupes tools I own. I also don't need to run the Rupes tools at high speed to get the correction I need. Even the Meguiar's MT300 has better ergonomics that the PC and vibrates less.
    It might be hitting a frequency you don't like.

    I've had drum sticks rattle my bones before, but other guys can play then with no issue.

    Same with the 3401. I find it to be a very smooth operating tool, and love using it because of that. The PC is very comfortable for me to use.

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

    Same

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

    It's my current 3" polisher.

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

    Mine is like the Energizer bunny; it just keeps going and going and going....
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