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Grinder to Buffer conversion?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cavalry, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking to buy a buffer (10" or so) Probably will be going with Dewalt or Makita. Can I buy a grinder and just get the rubber backing disc etc (or vice versa) I know the buffer has variable speed controls where a grinder dosent. I just dont want to buy 2 $200 tools if I can buy one
     
  2. 2Dogs

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    Most of the grinders have same thread type shafts so you can swap disks (grinder, rubber disk for pad etc....)

    You should look for one that has a variable speed adjustment to limit max RPM. I have a Hitachi that you can adjust on-the-fly with your thumb (on the trigger finger hand). Most grinders will run at an RPM that is too high to buff with IMO.
     

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