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Polishing/Buffing Machine for metal parts….


By hollywood

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Seems like a good deal for polishing up some metal pieces. Does anyone use one of these? What are the specifics to look for?

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    #2 5 years ago

    http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-buffer-94393.html#.UxeGsPmwLYg and you can find 20% off coupons on the Interwebs all day long.

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    #3 5 years ago

    I like the above mentioned polishing wheel from harbor freight, but was told that it is a tad underpowered, but does the job. What about the 3/4 hp buffer/grinder combo? I am about to buy one or the other, but can't decide which to get. Also, where do you pick up the jewelers rouge, I hear green is great for polishing to a high shine. I used to work with gold and we used red rouge for that with awesome results. I am assuming the sewn wheels are the way to go? Anything slightly more abrasive to get everything even and smooth?

    #4 5 years ago

    http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-bench-grinder-buffer-94327.html

    Many people put a buffing wheel on both sides of this unit, and of course they can switch back to grinder if need be.

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from Squeakman:

    I hear green is great for polishing to a high shine.

    Green is great for stainless steel

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-lb-green-polish-compound-96778.html

    Quoted from Squeakman:

    I am assuming the sewn wheels are the way to go?

    Many people start with a tightly sewn wheel, then finish with a loosely sewn one.

    #6 5 years ago

    Thanks vid.... looks like I can get the whole mess at Harbor Freight. This setup is going to be my fathers day present.

    #7 5 years ago

    http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-buffer-94393.html

    I prefer that one sinc eht earm is slightly longer so you have more radius to work with on oddly shaped stuff.

    IME the 1/2hp is fine. Sure 3/4hp may be nice but I would want the longer arm.

    1/2hp does not really bog down if you dont go crazy and press to hard (not how you are supposed to buff anyway).

    The green compound is my go to for the sewn wheel and I use the next step down (white?) on the loose wheel for finr tuning.

    #8 5 years ago

    You can never have too long of arms on your buffer, and there will always be some part that could use more.

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