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FIFTY

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GeoffCapes

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Er don't get the two things confused guys I want to buy a DA orbital polisher to clear up some minor swirls

I am also in the market for an angle grinder - not to grind metal but to use with brush metal attachments NOT FOR PAINTWORK! I have answered my own question a metal brush attachment would not work very well on a DA even if it did fit. ALDI one sounds good @GeoffCapes

Was in there earlier. They're actually £19.99.
 

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Do yourself a favour, don’t buy a cheap angle grinder. I went through a couple of £20 ones before I got the hint, Screwfix have a 1000w jobber for £50. Then you’ll never buy another.
 

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Angle grinders...I went electric/battery.

Bought a Hitachi cordless drill and a torch. Then I added an angle grinder and a torque gun. Had to buy the big £100 battery but I’m a happy chappy and one battery (plus a couple of smaller ones) and one charger does the lot.

Descent battery tools (18-24v) are the way forward

I also have the added bonus of being able to take my cordless angle grinder into cities just in case some twatt tries to clamp me :)
 

FIFTY

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Angle grinders...I went electric/battery.

Bought a Hitachi cordless drill and a torch. Then I added an angle grinder and a torque gun. Had to buy the big £100 battery but I’m a happy chappy and one battery (plus a couple of smaller ones) and one charger does the lot.

Descent battery tools (18-24v) are the way forward

I also have the added bonus of being able to take my cordless angle grinder into cities just in case some twatt tries to clamp me :)

I was looking at getting this one as I already have the big M18 battery for my torque wrench it is often reduced to £100 https://www.sgs-engineering.com/hd1..._8hpDCpPRHpoDwGC-6SzIYaR2gV1i-s4aAgLDEALw_wcB

Maybe the brushless version for slightly more - the extra length of the body puts me off though as it might be more difficult to handle while under the car: https://www.powertoolsuk.co.uk/milw...LT1xRAOeg30AhWGjqLl0rhrnmI-kB9fAaAvAgEALw_wcB
 

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I have the Makita 5 piece 18v kit and whilst the circular saw, both drills, and reciprocating saw have good battery life I find the battery life on the grinder is very poor, only suitable for short bursts on very small jobs and very useful for such jobs, certainly not a substitute for corded ones if doing sustained longer jobs of grinding and cutting, you'll be forever stopping and charging the bloody thing
 

conaero

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I have the Makita 5 piece 18v kit and whilst the circular saw, both drills, and reciprocating saw have good battery life I find the battery life on the grinder is very poor, only suitable for short bursts on very small jobs and very useful for such jobs, certainly not a substitute for corded ones if doing sustained longer jobs of grinding and cutting, you'll be forever stopping and charging the bloody thing

Yes, the grinder is power hungry. A big battery helped loads but for MOP, I would still go wired device.
 

montravia

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Resurrecting.
The 2007 Granturismo lives outside, and hand polished - wax. Given that she's only had specific detailing by Matt to remove a keying, she's in remarkable condition.

I'd like to treat her to a proper polish.
The thread has been a useful start, as have a couple of others with suggesting kit, but would like to check in for a 5 year update, some of the kit suggested is still available.

I need to replenish clay bar, perhaps:

The main component would be the dual action orbital polisher. I've plenty of time, would prefer a variable speed to feel the way, no more than £150 to get me going.

Some recommended:-
or ditto with chemicals
The

DAS-6 V2 - Meguiars Hexlogic Kit​

Seems unavailable

Recommendations on chemicals welcome too.
This seems to be decent if expensive but all in one:

I'd walk into Halfords but rather rely on real experience. If I need to chuck pads away and replace let me know

Suggestions please

Robin