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Old 30 August 2016, 16:30   #1
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Which polisher?

Need to polish up my hull & just wondered if anyone has any experience or recommendations on different makes please.
Do I go cheap as its hardly going to be used ?, all will they not last long at all ?
Thanks
Still got a bit to do but thought I would order the polisher ready ?



Ferm 1400w Electric 6 Speed Car Boat Caravan Polisher Sander Buffer | eBay

Fern 1400w £50
Sheep Skin Polishing Pad
General Purpose Soft Buffer Pad
Foam Pad (For Sheep Skin/ General Pad)
P120 Sanding Disk


Silverline Car Polisher Buffer Sander 180mm Polishing Sponge 264569 1200w | eBay

Silverliner 1200w £40
Comes with Hook & Loop Backing Pad, Sanding Disc x 1 and Polishing Bonnet


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271969493873

MOSS® PRO Platinum 1200W £50
comes with 9 Heads Pro Pad kit !

https://www.tool-net.co.uk/p-357486/clarke-cp185-1200w-sander-and-polisher-230v.html


Clarke CP185 1200W £60
Comes with a large ‘D’ handle which can be attached for either right or left hand use. Includes hook & loop backing pad and hook & loop wool polishing bonnet.

So whats your recommendations please ?
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Old 31 August 2016, 06:25   #2
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I have a Porter Cable which I bought from the states (its 110v) and it has been fine for about 12 years. It was about all you could get back then but there are far more options now. It gets used on the cars, boat and general sanding of woodwork. My brother in law has one also but his speed control switch needed replaced at about 11 years old. I used Sonus foam pads on the hull, but mainly because thats what I had for the cars (I need to replace them before I go near the cars again though). They did a very good job.

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Old 31 August 2016, 06:40   #3
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The Ferm is a good. low cost unit.
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Old 31 August 2016, 08:17   #4
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I find the silverline one quite noisy and gets very hot if using at low speeds for polishing
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Old 31 August 2016, 18:51   #5
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Thanks for your all inputs, much appreciated
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