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    Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Hi guys, this is a little bit of a specific tool I'm looking for but hoping to find something that meets these needs:

    Compact- something you can transport rather easily, I'll be taking it on a plane to help with a new paint job (need something for sanding and polishing) but will also be using it for some older cars needing attention.

    Cordless-
    I'll need something battery powered

    Rotary-
    Looking for an option that provides rotary polishing, as the main purpose is mild to heavy paint correction


    I have a few corded rotary polishers and a Porter Cable but now really looking for something compact and cordless. I was looking at the Dewalt DCM849P2 kit but I know there are more compact options out there, wanted to see what you guys have seen/used and how that's worked. Thanks!

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    A cordless mild/heavy correction rotary ?
    I think that’s an oxymoron….
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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Maybe the Flex PE-150 would work for you?

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Iíll be up front and say I donít have any experience outside of corded polishers. But:

    If youíre looking at doing multiple steps (sanding+correction), I donít think Iíd focus so much on finding something more compact than your normal rotaries/polishers. Iíd hate to trade ergonomics and power away just to have something easy to carry. If youíre looking for ease of achieving a hologram free final product, maybe the 15mm DA DeWalt would be a better option.

    If youíre a rotary guy, then the DeWalt you mentioned, the Flex briarpatch mentioned, or a Milwaukee could be a good option. If you wanted dual action as well, Iíd probably go with the DeWalt since you could have two machines that use the same batteries.

    Maybe others can speak to if the Cordless Forced Rotation Flex (canít remember the model name/number) can do sanding as well - that would be a really solid option you could get in the AG store.

    Youíre also going to need to do research to find out battery life and charge time to figure out what kind of cycle youíll be able to do - batteries should cool before putting them on the charger, and you can usually use them faster than you can charge them. You might need more batteries than you realize if you want to work straight through.

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    You're going to use the machine to sand with also?

    I don't know man, I don't think there is a single machine that is going to cover everything you're looking for it to do if im picking up what you're laying down.

    But..... if you're looking for ONE cordless machine I would take a look at the FLEX C- BEAST. Albeit I would not use a forced rotation to sand with and I would call you insane if you're looking at a rotary to sand with, a force rotation with a denim pad will get ya a long ways.
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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post

    But..... if you're looking for ONE cordless machine I would take a look at the FLEX C- BEAST. Albeit I would not use a forced rotation to sand with
    This!

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Thanks guys, I know this is kind of a miracle tool I'm asking for. The sanding is for pre-paint prep. I'm leaning toward Dewalt but I ran across the Flex PXE 80, anyone have any experience with this tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    Maybe the Flex PE-150 would work for you?
    It looks very similar to the Dewalt but I'll look deeper into this. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post
    You're going to use the machine to sand with also?

    I don't know man, I don't think there is a single machine that is going to cover everything you're looking for it to do if im picking up what you're laying down.

    But..... if you're looking for ONE cordless machine I would take a look at the FLEX C- BEAST. Albeit I would not use a forced rotation to sand with and I would call you insane if you're looking at a rotary to sand with, a force rotation with a denim pad will get ya a long ways.
    Is this polisher you're talking about?
    FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by about2bite View Post
    Thanks guys, I know this is kind of a miracle tool I'm asking for. The sanding is for pre-paint prep. I'm leaning toward Dewalt but I ran across the Flex PXE 80, anyone have any experience with this tool?



    It looks very similar to the Dewalt but I'll look deeper into this. Thanks!



    Is this polisher you're talking about?
    FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher
    Correct

    Honestly I would probably go with 2 tools if I were you. The XCE 8-125 & PE-150 (cordless rotary)
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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    I just got the Flex XCE 8-125.

    Havent used it yet, but seems like a very high quality machine, probably the most powerful you can get with a cordless right now.

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    Re: Transportable Cordless Polisher

    I use the battery Flex for my boat since no power at location when dry docked. The xce8-125 and PE 150 were the answer, just one polisher would not fit the bill.
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