So far, I've been buffing metal parts using an old Craftsman bench grinder with a buffing wheel, but I think it's time to move on from that. It's been ok so far, but I keep encountering limitations. Because of the metal guard around the wheel, I can only buff things of a certain size (for example, a lockbar is fine, but a coin door is impossible. Also, the wheels spin dangerously fast (too fast for buffing, anyway), so holding a part at the perfect angle is critical, otherwise it gets flung around by the wheel.
So--is there a proper bench top buffing wheel that you can recommend that won't break the bank?