Top 15 Best Car Polishing Machines in 2019

What Is A Car Polishing Machines and Its Purpose?

Your car is subjected to the elements, scratches, water spots, damage from stone chippings, etchings from chemicals and bird droppings, etc. All these damages are removed by the Decontamination process. It involves the use of detailing clay that removes bonded contaminants such as tar, tree sap, brake dust, etc from the paint.

The application leaves the surface smooth and ready for the application of waxes, sealants and polishes. This clay is gently wiped or spread over the surface using a Quick Detailer Spray. These sprays come in three strengths – Aggressive, Medium and Mild.

There are de-tarring solutions. De-Ironing solutions remove bonded metal contaminants that migrate into the paint leading to corrosion. There are various types of polishes such as :

Compounds that correct deep scratches.

Polishesthat are light to medium grade but do the same function as the compounds of smoothening or polishing the car’s surface.

Pre-Wax cleaners are used to chemically clean the paint before applying a layer of paint and sealant.

Filler Heavy Polishes are used to gently cleanse the paint. It has micro-abrasives in resin that fill the imperfections leaving behind a layer of acrylic compatible with waxes and sealants.

All in Ones (AIO) allow you to polish your car in one step and remedy all the issues mentioned above. An AIO cleans the paint using chemical cleansers, polish the surface using micro abrasives then finish the surface with fillers in finishing oils and seals the surface using wax or sealant.

Most professionals choose to partner the right polished with the right pads. These pads are mounted on mechanical contraptions called Car Polishing Machines.These machines help through the entire process of decontamination which removes heavy scratches, light scratches, swirls, hazes and holograms. After the surface has been restored to a mirror-like finish a layer of protection or sealant is applied. These car polishing machines will pre-polish, polish, finish, seal and clean your cars paint job.

Types of Car Polishing Machines

You can choose to buff your car by hand-polishing or machine polishing it.

Hand-polishing takes longer to achieve permanent correction. But compared to machine polishing the results may be limited. It is recommended for hiding imperfections, paint correction, paint correction and enhancements. Otherwise, car polishing machines are recommended.

A machine buffer may be a Rotary or Dual Action buffer or polisher. It offers quicker corrections than hand polishing due to the aggressive action of the motor.

The Dual Action polishing machine is safer and takes longer than the rotary machine to correct the defects. It is suitable for the application of sealants and waxes.

Understanding the Process of Polishing the Paintwork

The process of polishing rounds off the edges of the scratches by buffing away a thin layer of paint to eliminate imperfections. This requires a delicate touch as the amount of paint removed depends upon the force applied to the car polishing machine. It would be better to try out the process i.e., the machine and the polishes on the test surface before applying it to your car. Spinning pads are attached to the car polishing machine to remove the scratches and blemishes. The waxes, compounds and polishes are worked into the surface by this pad or cloth while the head spins at a high Rate Per Minute (RPM).

Types of Car Polishing Machines

Mainly there are two types of car polishing machines.

Rotary Car Polishing Machines – In these machines, the head spins describing a circular motion along a single axis. This caused a build-up of heat due to friction that facilitates working in the cutting compound into the painted surface.

Dual Action Car Polishing Machines – In these machines the head spins in dual action. A dual action is where the head not only spins about an axis it goes back and forth on an axle or a spindle. Due to this, it makes off-the-centre ovals or orbits around the axis as the earth revolves around the sun. It mimics the motion your hand would make while polishing. Such motion prevents the build-up of heat on the surface to prevent damage to the paint job on the car.

The advanced models of dual action polishing machines deliver positive action. They allow the tool to wobble to disperse the heat but this movement is purposefully directed rather than being a random result of oscillation.

Dual action polisher is of two types – forced and non-forced rotation. The forced type of dual action polishers revolves and rotate around the axis and will continue to spin even when you apply pressure. Whereas the non-forced rotation dual action polishers will slow down and may even come to a stop. The forced rotation polishers spin more, do more work, spread the polish and generate more heat due to friction compared to their non-forced cousins. The forced rotation polisher is ideal for paint correction while the other would be fine for paint enhancement.

There is another category of polishers – the random orbital car polishing machines. In these machines, the head describes a combination of rotary and orbital motions at the same time. You would visualise the motion as small swirls around a circular orbit. These polishers rotate due to the momentum created by high-speed orbital motion. There is no link between the rotations and the orbital motion. This makes the machine easy to use. You can vary and randomize the motion by varying the combination of pad size, stroke length, speed, pad grip, the pattern of motion, etc.

Rotary versus Dual Action Car Polishing Machines

Rotary machines are less costly. They find application in repairing hazes, swirl marks and other imperfections.  The Dual Action car polishing machines are ideal for beginners. They can be used to correct moderate imperfections in the paint job.(we have written a guide for choosing the best dual fuel generators)

Essential Features on

Some of the most significant considerations to make while picking your car polishing machines are:

Weight – The weight makes it easy to control and direct. Besides, you do not have to apply pressure as the weight is usually sufficient to do the job. But if you are a novice it is better to pick a lighter machine because it is easier to control the weight pressing against the paint job. This will reduce friction and prevent damage.

Ease of Use – You should be able to switch between speeds, change the pads, etc.

Variable Speed – Most polishers spin at 2500 RPM but they should have a variable speed feature that assists you in various stages of polishing your car.

Versatile – The head of the polisher should be versatile to fit a wool pad, foam pad or a microfibre pad to do various stages of polishing. For example, the wool pad would be ideal for spreading the polish and work it into the surface.

Compatibility – In some polishers have interchangeable heads. This means that the rotating axis can be fitted with various types of tool accessories including polishing ones.

Motor amperage – Most polishers carry a motor that delivers 3.7 – 4 plus amperes. This is sufficient for paint correction and polishing, but know this that excessive vibration and noise can be undesirable for a delicate job like polishing.

RPM and OPM – A rotary polisher rotates a 360 around a fixed axis. They usually describe 2500 RPM but there may be models that deliver more. OPM stands for operations per minute where the dual action polisher orbits or operates around 6000 OPM.

Industry Standard Attachments for car polishing – The polisher accepts most 5/16’’ – 24 spindle accessories and attachments. These may be various types of brushes to scrub the carpet or fit Velcro backed plates or pads in various sizes.

Ergonomics – The placement of the speed dial on the top side instead of its end. The placement of the variable speed button and the materials used in designing the tool lend to its functionality. The oscillating head mechanism fitted with a counterbalance weight enhances the polishers balance and function. A non-slip grip and D-shaped handle on the top or the side help you control the machine.

Best Car Polishing Machines 
TORQ TORQ22D
DEWALT DWP849X
Makita 9237CX3
Milwaukee 2438-22X M12 
Meguiar's MT300
Chemical Guys BUF & Porter Cable 7424XP Kit
Porter-Cable 7424XP
ZOTA RP15021-5
Presa Turbine
TCP Global Model EP-502
VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher
Goplus ET1085
WEN 948
BLACK+DECKER WP900
WEN 10PMC Deluxe

1.TORQ TORQ22D

Torq Tool Company develops streamlined powerful tools to meet the demand for perfection. Their tools are preferred by hobbyists and professionals.

Design and Build

The TORQ TORQ22D is a lightweight and durable polisher. It has an Electronic User Interface (EUI) complete with a digital display and speed-control buttons for intuitive and precise control. There are no triggers and dials as they are replaced by a Triggerless Technology (TT) for improved safety and control. The Harmonious Balancing (HB) feature has the machine configuration and internal components in a fine balanced for the ease-of-use and user comfort. The Precision Power (P²) feature brings you a powerful 900-watt motor for smooth start-up and power delivery at all speed settings. The Streamline Integration (SI) feature brings you superior engineering as the head accepts 5-inch and 6-inch backing plates without the need for counterweight modifications that void the warranty. The User Centred Design (UCD) feature brings you a user-friendly design that keeps you comfortable over long periods of polishing without diminishing the efficiency of the tool. There is a Safety Support Ridge (SSR) that provides the machine mechanical support in the time of maintenance and storage. This 21 mm throw of this orbital polisher helps deliver rapid correction of paint defects such as scratches, swirls, etc. There are high flow cooling vents that draw fresh air for maximum cooling while the head is spinning and generating heat due to friction. The Smooth Engagement System is an electronically controlled system that applies speed gradually for better comfort and control. The polisher has a high-quality construction in components, materials and design. The Dynamic Power Management system delivers instant power and thrust to the motor to produce ideal power at all speeds. Symphonic Lightweight Construction reduces vibration in the tool.

Functionality

The TORQ TORQ22D is a versatile tool will help you apply glaze, sealant or wax in minutes. You can even use it to clean carpets and upholstery and restore a faded paint job easily and quickly.

Capacity

The TORQ TORQ22D is 20.5 inches by 8.4 inches by 8.4 inches in length, width and height. It weighs 8 pounds. It has a 4.5-ampere motor that works at 120 volts and 60 Hertz.

Additional Features

The TORQ TORQ22D comes with a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Interchangeable back plates
  • Cooling vents
  • Dynamic power management system

Cons

 

2. DEWALT DWP849X

 

DeWalt is a brand by Stanley Black and Decker. They make hand and power tools for manufacturing, woodwork and construction. This 9-inch variable speed car polisher has a soft start that prolongs the motors life.

Design and Build

DEWALT DWP849X has a 12-ampere motor with a ball-bearing construction that maximizes performance during demanding applications. The motor delivers variable speed between 0 – 600 and 0 – 3500 RPM. The polisher is equipped with a motor soft start. A soft starter is combined with an AC electric motor to reduce the load and torque in the power train. This also reduces the current surge during a machine start-up reducing stress on the motor and shaft. The electronic module helps sustain a chosen speed under load. This helps get a smooth finish and excellent results. The tool possesses wool ingestion shields that prolong the tool’s life and reduce the service cost.

Functionality

DEWALT DWP849X is ideal for polishing your car and boat. It is ideal for detailing and finishing projects on concrete and metal surfaces. The machine delivers pace control for applications such as metal fabrications, painting, boat and auto body detailers, hobbyists and DIYers. The motor is constructed of heat-treated precision cut gears made of steel which are fitted with ball bearings. These withstand the heat due to friction to deliver smooth operation. The two-finger trigger helps control the variable speed and attitude of the machine while polishing. This along with a soft start and speed control comprise of the Controlled Finishing System to deliver an excellent finish.

Capacity

The DEWALT DWP849X’s 12-ampere motor consumes a maximum of 1250 watts of power delivering 0 – 600/0 – 3000 RPM. The variable speed feature is ideal for different applications and materials. The spindle thread is 5/8 inch – 11.

Additional Features

DEWALT DWP849X pack includes a bag and gloves. The tool is backed by the standard DeWalt offering of a 90-day money back guarantee, three-year warranty and one-year free service.

Pros

  • Great combination of power & finesse
  • Rubber Gear Case Cover
  • Wool Ingestion Shield
  • Hook and loop backing pad
  • Straight side handles

Cons

  • The last 2 purchases had to be returned
  • No gloves or bag

3. Makita 9237CX3

 

 Makita Corporation manufactures power tools. The company was founded in 1915 in Anjō, Japan. They are market leaders in corded tools and cordless tools that use 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries.

Design and Build

Makita 9237CX3 is a 7-inch rotary polisher. The new model includes several innovative features. It has a rubberized housing and loop handle. The handle allows better control and grip on the power tool and protects delicate surfaces from damage. The side of the mesh has wire mesh covers to protect wool fibres from entering the motor and damaging it. There is an improved cord guard that offers improved flexibility and longer life to the connection between the tool and cord. Then there are the features that have given this tool a legacy status. The electronic controller that can be rolled to change the variable speed. The motor has a soft start and constant speed control. The brushes are externally accessible for easy serviceability. There is a rubber tool rest that allows you to place the tool on the side handle when it’s not being used. There is a lock-on button that allows you to use the machine continuously. There is a pad alignment or centring sleeve. And the three-pronged plug at the end of the cord prevents the build-up of electricity. With these features and durability, the 9237CX3 remains the choice of industry professionals.

Functionality

Makita 9237CX3 is a well-known workhouse of the polishing industry. This polisher can not only be used for shining your car but other surfaces such as tile, steel, stone, etc. This variable speed tool comes with a polishing kit. This means that you can do detailing and finishing work  besides some lightweight polishing on daily surfaces such as a wooden table, etc.

Capacity

Makita 9237CX3 has a 7-inch-wide head. The 10-ampere variable speed motor delivers 0 – 3000 RPM.

Additional Features

Makita 9237CX3 package includes a 7-inch backing pad, a Hook & Loop (743052-5), a wrench (783204-6), a side handle (153489-2), a compounding (192629-7), a polishing (743403-A) attachment. There is a loop handle 9237C (455292-0) a pad alignment/cantering sleeve (262542-4) and a tool bag.

Pros

  • Rubberized loop handle
  • Gear housing to protect the work surface
  • Wire mesh intake cover
  • Variable speed to match application
  • Soft start

Cons

  • Lasted 36 hours of buffing

4. Milwaukee 2438-22X M12 

 

 Milwaukee Electric Tool Company manufactures power tools for professionals. The company has 500 tools and 3500 accessories for various applications. They also have tools with lithium-ion technology working on three voltages – M12, M18 and M28. The company was founded in 1924 and has an 85-year history of continuous innovation.

Design and Build

Milwaukee M18 FUEL is a variable speed car polishing machine with a capacity of 7-inch heads. This tool holds the distinction of being the first full-size cordless rotary polisher. This polisher harnesses the power, runtime and performance of the M18 line. The line comprises of the PowerState brushless motor, the Red Lithium batteries and the Redlink plus smart-tool capabilities. All these features help you power through most applications. The tool is more than a pound lighter than the corded version facilitating dexterity and manoeuvrability. The model has a variable speed trigger and dial. The M18 FUEL brings you freedom of movement and from cords cutting out the distractions and paint damage.

Functionality

Milwaukee M18 FUEL is fitted with M18 XC5.0 batteries and can polish a full-sized car with a good to moderate paintwork in one charge. The polisher has a rubber over mould that protects the paint on the car’s surface from scratches. There is a removable dust cover that protects the motor and other electronics from wool residue and fibres. The machine is designed in such a way that it distributes its weight over the pad. This provides natural pressure over the surface area in contact with the machine.

Capacity

Milwaukee M18 FUEL can polish one car on a charge. The polisher requires 18 volts at 60 Hertz. It requires 7-inch pads. The shaft revolves at 0 – 2200 RPM. The tool is 19.8 inches long, 4.10 inches wide and 3.31 inches high. The tool weighs 6.4 pounds with the battery.

Additional Features

This offer of Milwaukee M18 FUEL is a tool only and supported by a 5-year warranty.

Pros

  • Cordless
  • Variable speed

Cons

  • Kills the batteries
  • Drops RPM

5. Meguiar’s MT300

 

Meguiar’s is a well-known car care brand for the last 115 years. The brand offers the latest and specialised formulations to make your car look perfect. Their car products combined with the MT300 will keep the interior and exterior of your car sparkling premium for years to come.

Design and Build

Meguiar’s MT300 has an ergonomic design engineered to assist you in every state of polishing your car. The billet counter-weight is for precise balance and increased durability. The multi-position D-handle on top of the machine assists your polishing skills. The D-shaped handle and the bar-shaped design of the polisher allow you a two-hand grip for better dexterity and manoeuvrability while polishing. The part behind the D-handle houses the digital torque management system that helps adjust the torque to maintain the speed level while the machine experiences load. Just ahead of the D-handle is the universal throw that helps in the process of compounding, polishing and waxing. There is a soft start at the base of the handle that allows you easy control over on/off function. Below the digital torque management and replaceable brushes, there is a thumb adjustable speed-dial. This dial delivers 3000 – 7500 Orbits Per Minute (OPM). This speed range is necessary as higher speeds remove material and lower speeds help achieve a shine.

Functionality

Meguiar’s MT300 can take three sizes of backing plates to help in the compounding, polishing and waxing process. There are foam and microfibre pads that help achieve a high shine and polish.

Capacity

Meguiar’s MT300 has a 5/16-inch diameter shaft designed to take DBP3, 5 and 6 backing plates and 3-, 5- and 6-inch discs. The 4.5-ampere motor runs at 120 volts and 60 Hertz. The model delivers 3000 – 7500 OPM. Its dimensions are 18.4 inches by 6.2 inches by 4.9 inches in length, breadth and height. It weighs 5.4 pounds.

Additional Features

Meguiar’s MT300 is supported by a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Professional grade detailing tool
  • Used for compounding, polishing and waxing

Cons

  • Used it 4 times & it stopped working

6. Chemical Guys BUF & Porter Cable 7424XP Kit

 

 Chemical Guys Manufacturing Company was founded in 1968 in Inglewood, California. They manufacture car care products such as car washes and chemicals. They make buffing pads, car wash accessories and machines. These products are combined as kits like this one.

Design and Build

The Chemical Guys Porter Cable 7424XP Complete Detailing Kit includes a variable speed polisher, counterweight, wrench and a back plate. There are five Hex-logic pads, pad cleaner, two microfibre towels and pad conditioner. Everything you need to start using the polisher is included here. This professional grade tool combined with these accessories delivers the best finish. The model operates at a variable speed of 2500 – 6800 Oscillations per Minute. In the 7424XP, Porter Cable has improved the power switch design. This model makes polishing easy as you get a better hold and control on the machine.

Functionality

The Chemical Guys Porter Cable 7424XP Complete Detailing Kit is the perfect solution for any car care enthusiast. The Porter Cable 7424XP has a polishing pad mounted in a central spindle. While the head spins the pad orbits over the work surface mimicking the movement of your hand. Imagine making 2500 – 6000 tight circles by your hand, the 7424XP does it for you. There is a counterweight at the opposite end to dampen vibrations that smoothen the operation. The orbital action of the tool prevents the formation of buffing marks, paint burns and other kinds of paint damage.

Capacity

The Porter Cable 7424XP has a 4.5-ampere motor that consumes 500 watts of power to deliver 2500 – 6800 OPM. The five 5.5-inch hex-logic pads in the detailing kit are meant for Medium-Heavy Cutting, Light-Medium Polishing, Light Polishing/Finishing, Finishing and Ultra-Light Finishing.

Additional Features

The Chemical Guys Porter Cable 7424XP Complete Detailing Kit has 13 pieces. The Porter Cable 7424XP polisher is supported by a 3-year warranty.

Pros

  • A complete polishing kit
  • Random orbital dual action polisher
  • Five Hex-logic pads
  • Pad conditioner

Cons

  • A defective piece in the kit returned it
  • Second time around  another defective piece

7. Porter-Cable 7424XP

 

Porter-Cable is an American company that designs and manufactures power and pneumatic tools. Professionals from various industries have come to depend on the brand of Stanley Black and Decker.

Design and Build

Porter-Cable 7424XP is a random orbit polisher with a 6-inch head. It will deliver a swirl free polishing and sanding action. The machine has an electronic variable speed dial that can deliver 2500 – 6800 OPM. The head accepts 5/16 to 24 spindle thread accessories. The model has a removable 2-position handle. A 6-inch polishing pad is included with this offer.

Functionality

Porter-Cable 7424XP is ideal for sanding and polishing marine and automotive projects. This polisher with a 6-inch head has a 4.5-ampere motor that spins in a random orbit. The motor has overload protection. The polisher is compact and weighs 5.5 pounds. The weight distribution and working mechanism are engineered to deliver a swirl free polishing or sanding action. This means you can detail, correct or simply polish your car by applying variable speeds between 2500 – 6800 OPM. This versatile tool as a head that accepts 5/16-24 spindle thread accessories. The head spins on a spindle that has a ball and roller bearing construction. This reduces friction while spinning lending durability to the tool under a heavy workload. The tool has a proprietary counterbalance design. It has a 6-inch head and a handle that can be fitted to the right or the left to facilitate the user. Right-handed people can fit the handle to the right and left-handed people to the left. This would give better control over the tool to do a fine polishing job.

Capacity

Porter-Cable 7424XP delivers a variable speed of 2500-6800 OPM on a 4.5-ampere motor. The head accepts 6-inch pads and 5/16 to 24 spindle thread accessories. The polisher measures 11.5 inches in length, 10.5 inches in width and 6 inches in height.

Additional Features

Porter-Cable 7424XP is supported by a 3-year warranty. The company also offers a 1-year service contract for free to maintain the polisher.

Pros

  • Random orbit
  • Swirl-free polishing action
  • Variable speed
  • Accepts 5/16 inch – 24 spindle accessories
  • Removable two-position (left or right) side handle

Cons

  • Speed range is 1200-1500 OPM only
  • The numerals 1-6 are not related to the speed.

 

8. ZOTA RP15021-5

 

 This is an upgraded random orbital polisher by Zota. The seller has combined the polisher with three professional pads and a wash mitt to offer this kit.

Design and Build

ZOTA RP15021-5 has a 21mm long throw orbit that is backed by 900 watts of power. This allows you to shine your car or boat faster and quicker. The tool has six-speed settings between 2000 – 4800 RPM that is controlled by a dial. Faster speeds are used to remove material while slower speeds are used to polish. The unit can remove oxidation, swirls, scratches and other defects. And it can be used to polish and wax the surface. This Dual Action polisher with a rubberized handle has a large platypus head. This offers you a comfortable, non-slip grip while polishing a large surface area. It has a 13.1 feet long power cord that allows you to reach anywhere in this range.

Functionality

ZOTA RP15021-5 makes a great gift for car lovers. This kit assists you in your car polishing process from the start to finish. You can wash your car wearing the mitt. Then load the pads with various types of polishes, waxes and glazes to make your car sparkle.

Capacity

ZOTA RP15021-5 has a 21mm throw at 900 watts. It has a variable speed of 2000 – 4800 RPM. The unit is 17 inches long, 6 inches wide and 4 inches high. It weighs 8.5 pounds.

Additional Features

ZOTA RP15021-5 kit has a polisher, three foam pads of 6.5 inches and one 6-inch backing plate. There is a hex wrench, 2 carbon brushes and a chenille microfibre wash mitt. There are a user manual and 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Larger throw
  • Three professional pads
  • Side handle for two-hand grip

Cons

  • Heats up to 110° at setting 5 & 6

9. Presa Turbine

Presa is an online tool store that offers A-rated tools and accessories. They will bring you the products right at your doorstep. The best inventory and delivery are backed by excellent customer service to enhance your shopping experience.

Design and Build

Presa Turbine is an all in one, dual action orbital polisher. The tool consumes 600 watts to deliver 1500 – 6800 OPM of variable speed for various purposes. It is only 4.5 pounds and TÜV SÜD certified. The kit includes six accessories. There is a soft pad, a medium pad and a hard pad. There are a microfiber cloth, a wash mitt and a carrying bag. The ergonomic design helps you control the polisher comfortably by adjusting the grip on the main handle and side grip. The brushless motor is equipped with a soft-start and counterbalance bearings that dampen the vibrations. All these features improve the tools performance and life. The unit has a 19.6 feet cord that lets you reach around the car. It has Velcro for better cord management.

Functionality

Presa Turbine is a user-friendly tool with a three-position handle. There is a horizontal grip on the side that improves your grip and the ergonomics of the tool. The tool has an easy-to-use on-off switch that triggers a soft-start extending the life of the tool. You can polish the car in four steps. Wash and clay your car to remove dirt and grit. This will prevent damage to the paint finish. The smooth out the scratches and swirls by compounding the surface. Next, apply the polish to bring out the lustre in the paintwork. The complete the process by waxing to seal the hard work.

Capacity

Presa Turbine consumes 600W of power to give a variable speed of, 1500-6800 OPM. The lightweight tool is 4.5 pounds with dimensions of 16 inches by 8.2 inches by 8.2 inches in length, width and height.

Additional Features

Presa Turbine is a kit with a polisher, mitts and polishing pads. The tool is supported by a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Powerful dual action tool
  • Pads and mitt

Cons

  • Tool dead on arrival

10. TCP Global Model EP-502

 

 TCP Global Corporation was founded in 1974 in Lakeside, California. They were a home decor store, today, more than 40 years later they own a 110000 square feet warehouse. This warehouse sells products at competitive prices through more than 10 websites.

Design and Build

The TCP Global Model EP-502 is a professional grade dual action polisher. It is combined with a detailing system of pads that help you achieve a full spectrum of polishes and finishes. There is a dial on the side near the head that helps adjust the variable speed through 2000 – 6400 OPM. The head takes a 6-inch dual-action grip backing plate. The 6.5-inch dual action pad kit includes five smooth foam pads and one wool hook and loop pad. Using these pads, you can buff and polish your car to shine.

Functionality

TCP Global Model EP-502 cuts and buffs through difficult oxidation on automotive surfaces. It clears the coats and sands scratches away and buffs to a high shine. There are black and green pads are made of extra fine foam. The blue pad is made of medium foam. The orange and red pads are made of coarse foam. These are used for compounding, polishing, finishing, waxing and glazing on surfaces like enamels, glass, acrylics and urethanes. There is a fine wool pad for a swirl-free glossy finish.

Capacity

TCP Global Model EP-502 weighs almost 8 pounds and has dimensions of 15.3 inches by 13.5 inches by 7.4 inches.

Additional Features

TCP Global Model EP-502 kit has the polisher and 6 pads. The tool is backed by a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • The tool is ready for use on arrival
  • All polishing accessories in one kit
  • Dual Action
  • Variable speed

Cons

  • The pad fell apart in minutes

11. VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher

 

 VonHaus design and manufacture all kinds of products to enhance your lifestyle. They make heating, gardening furniture, storage and DIY furniture and accessories.

Design and Build

VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher has a powerful 5-ampere motor that delivers a variable speed of 1500 – 6800 RPM at no load. The VS dial is situated at the base of the handle. The tool is ergonomically designed with a D-shaped handle on the top of the spinning disc. It helps you move the polisher and apply variable force on the work surface. This D-shaped handle moves through three positions – 90°, 120° and 180° from the axle. There is a long shaft with the cord outlet emerging from it. You hold the tool with two hands – one on the D-handle and the other on this shaft. The 19.6 feet long cable gives you access all around the car without worrying about pulling the plug. The dual action oscillation spins and orbits to reduce the heat and friction while buffering and polishing. The 6-inch pad is ideal for large and small surfaces. The polisher can be fitted with standard-sized pads widely used in the industry.

Functionality

VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher kit comprises of a wash mitt, four pads and a microfibre cloth. You can complete the entire process washing, polishing and buffing your car or boat using this kit.

Capacity

VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher has a 5-ampere motor housed in 16 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches housing for the motor and circuits.

Additional Features

VonHaus 6-inch Dual Action Polisher is supported by a 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • A full kit
  • Variable speed
  • Dual Action Polisher

Cons

  • The D-handle broke away on the first job

12. Goplus ET1085

 

 The Goplus motto is Go and Get Plus Pleasure. To deliver this to you they deal in treadmills, inflatable paddle boards, luggage, welder machines, fitness equipment, automotive tool sets and more.

Design and Build

Goplus ET1085NEW is a 7-inch polisher, grinder, sander and buffer that would be useful on any surface inside and outside your home. This polisher works at 110 volts and 60 Hertz consuming 1600 watts of power. The powerful motor has precision-cut gears. It is housed in a high impact housing fitted with a diecast aluminium head. It produces 600 – 3100 RPM using convenient speed dial. There are a safety switch and an externally accessible carbon brush. The tool can be controlled by gripping the D-shaped handle and shaft.

Functionality

Goplus ET1085NEW is a kit that consists of the tool with the motor, a head, sandpaper and woollen bonnets. The two sandpaper can be fitted onto the head to sand any surface. While the woollen bonnets can be used to polish any surface to a high gloss without any lines or swirls. The tool can be used to polish cars, floors, furniture, shoes, handrails, etc. The tool is housed on a blow-moulded plastic case that keeps your sandpapers, bonnets, polishing head and tool with the cord secure and together. The tool has a D-shaped handle with a shaft perpendicular to it. The operator gets a good grip on the tool holding it along two planes. This not only improves dexterity but also helps control the pressure applied on the surface.

The tool can be disassembled for easy storage. Simply dismantling the head and removing the bonnet or sandpaper and place in the accompanying case.

Capacity

Goplus ET1085NEW works at 110 volts at 60 Hertz. It has a 1600-watt motor that delivers 6 speeds. Setting 1 is 600 RPM and the other five are at the increment of 300 RPM. The highest speed is 3100 RPM.

Additional Features

Goplus ET1085NEW is supported by a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • Adjustable speed
  • Six settings
  • Precision cut gears
  • Powerful motor
  • Versatile tool
  • Multi-site application

Cons

  • Settings 1-3 did not work

13. WEN 948

WEN pioneered the technology behind the random orbital tools, decades ago. They perfected the idiosyncrasies and complexities of the waxing tools. Their focus is to bring you affordable, dependable and durable tools with latest technologies.

Design and Build

The WEN 948 is a 7-inch variable speed polisher with a digital readout. It is light and portable to be used anywhere. The variable speed ranges from 1500 to 3500 RPM in the increments of 500 RPM. There is a polishing bonnet made of fleece and a hook and loop base included in this offer. It can be draped around the revolving head for polishing. There is a pivoting handle that moves back and forth perpendicular to the handle. You can attach a hook and loop backed by 7-inch sandpaper to use this polisher as a sander. There is a digital readout that tells you the current speed of the tool.

Functionality

The WEN 948 will assist you in the process of compounding, waxing, buffing, polishing and deoxidising. When fitted with sandpaper it will function as a sander.

Capacity

WEN 948 is 17.5 inches long, 7 inches high and 8 inches wide. It weighs 5.7 pounds and takes 7-inch plates.

Additional Features

WEN 948 is supported by a 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Pivot handle for grip & control
  • Variable speed
  • Powerful 10-ampere motor

Cons

  • The RPM drop as soon as the head makes contact

14. BLACK+DECKER WP900

 

 Black and Decker is America foremost manufacturer of power tools, hardware and accessories. They make home improvement products and fastening systems. Their power tools include car polishers, gardening tools, cleaning equipment, etc.

Design and Build

BLACK+DECKER WP900 describes a random orbit at 4400 orbits per minute delivering a swirl free finish. The polisher has a 10-foot long cord that would make it easy to make your way around a boat or car without worrying about the distance from the power outlet. The machine has a head to fit the pad, a front handle and end handle. There is an on/off switch at the top. It has a two-handle design gives a better grip on the machine and control over the polishing process. The machine is comfortable and easy to use. This random orbital waxer and polisher can help wax, buff and polish to a swirl free finish. The machine comes with a foam applicator and wool polishing bonnets.

Functionality

BLACK+DECKER WP900 is very easy to use. Put the applicator bonnet on the head. Squirt some polish on the bonnet surface, turn the polisher by the handles and place the machine on the worming surface and switch on the machine. As is a dual action or random orbit machine it will revolve and rotate to polish the surface.

Capacity

BLACK+DECKER WP900 delivers a rated current of 0.5 amperes at a rated power of 60 watts. It works at 120 volts and 60 Hertz. The unit is 13.8 inches long, 6.2 inches wide and 8.6 inches high and it weighs 5 pounds. It delivers a variable speed of 4400 OPM. The backing plate is 6 inches wide and the machine has only one-speed setting.

Additional Features

BLACK+DECKER WP900 includes two polishing bonnets and a foam applicator bonnet. The model is supported by a 2-year warranty.

15. WEN 10PMC Deluxe

 

 Wen Tools was founded in 1951 by Nick Anton in Elgin, Illinois. The 10PMC is another high-performance product by the pioneers of waxer technology. This 10-inch deluxe model arrives in a case with extra bonnets.

Design and Build

WEN 10PMC has a 120 volt and 0.75 ampere motor with a permanent magnet motor. This magnet is mounted on a stator frame that produces a magnetic field that interacts with the rotor field and produces torque. This torque turns the head of the polisher. The polisher delivers high performance at 3200 OPM. It has a flat top design that allows the operator to change bonnets easily. The offer includes 10-inch applicator bonnets and terry cloth bonnets. The unit has a dual-hand grip that increases control and accuracy of this random orbital polisher.

Functionality

The WEN 10PMC is a polisher and waxer that is sufficiently delicate on a paint job. It even delivers high gloss finishes and shine. You can not only polish and wax cars  try it on countertops, bannisters and in bathrooms. You can use this polisher to remove any dirt or grime from the surfaces leaving behind only a mirror-like shine. Polishing bonnets can be used for buffing hard materials. Polishing creates a lined or brushed finish that is why the surface is buffed to remove these fine lines. Wool bonnets are used for polishing paint and hard surfaces. They are used for applying coats, sealants and wax. The woollen mitt can be used for polishing and washing the surface by hand. All these accessories arrive in a plastic carrying case.

Capacity

The WEN 10PMC has a 0.75 ampere motor with a permanent magnet. The 120-volt motor produces 0 – 3200 OPM. The unit weighs 3.08 pounds and has dimensions of 12 inches by 12 inches by 10 inches.

Additional Features

The WEN 10PMC comes with two types of bonnets and a 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Two handles
  • 10-inch polishing surface
  • Random orbital polisher
  • Better control and accuracy
  • Two types of bonnet applicators
  • Carry-all case

Cons

  • The motor started smoking on the 12th use.

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