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    PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    Both of these are available near me and are the same price....which should I get? Whats the difference?

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saluki2003 View Post
    Both of these are available near me and are the same price....which should I get? Whats the difference?
    Welcome to AGO.

    Porter Cable 7346SP
    3.7 amp
    2,500-6,000 RPM's


    Porter Cable 7424XP

    4.5 amp
    2,500-6,800 RPM's

    Most will go with the XP. I like this polisher alot but would suggest you look into the Groits polisher because if you are only going to have one the GG is a little more powerful. Don't get me wrong the PC can do most anything but like Tim The Tool Man says "Ugh More Power!"

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    I believe the only difference is the size of the backing plate that comes with the unit. Sadly, their website doesn't mention this...

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    I agree with Ralph.

    The new GG6 is the nicest D/A of the bunch.

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    Quote Originally Posted by smack View Post
    I agree with Ralph.

    The new GG6 is the nicest D/A of the bunch.
    I agree with both as well Griots Garage DA
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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    Chicago electric da. Ive had no problems with mine!

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    I bought a 7346SP today and the specs are exactly the same as the 7424xp:

    4.5 amp
    2500-6800 OPM
    6" counter balance
    6" backing plate
    Accepts 5/16" x 24 spindle thread accessories
    Left or Right removable side handle
    Light weight 6 lbs. (2.7 kg)
    100% ball and roller bearing
    Includes polishing pad, PSA pad, sanding disc, side handle and wrench
    3 yr warranty, 1 yr service, and 90 day money back.

    Am I missing something in the specs? I got mine for $119 and I had a $50 gift card from father's day.

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    Can't beat the Groits Garage DA if you're a weekend detailer and only going to have one machine--by far the most powerful and it has a lifetime warranty. If cost is the issue may as well get the Harbor Frieght DA for $50.

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    My GG DA is very powerful so I can pretty much do any type correction.
    Also have a PC but now boxed up

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    Re: PC 7424XP or 7346SP?

    The only difference I can see is: The 7346SP has a "6 inch proprietary counter balance." Whereas the 7424XP has a "5 Inch proprietary counter balance."

    Of course the question now is, "What is a counter balance?" Don't think it is the 'weight piece', only because my XP came with a 6 inch weight (as I think they all do).

    Bill

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