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Old 06-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Flex or Porter Cable?

Just wondering which one is better for a beginner?
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Flex for sure. If you have me down there, I can show you how to use a buffer and you'll be happy you went with the flex instead of the PC.

PC is seriously underpowered IMO. Not that it doesn't work, just that it doesn't work fast.

Now if it was between the griots and the flex, you could argue either way.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Flex for sure. If you have me down there, I can show you how to use a buffer and you'll be happy you went with the flex instead of the PC.

PC is seriously underpowered IMO. Not that it doesn't work, just that it doesn't work fast.

Now if it was between the griots and the flex, you could argue either way.
Now is the flex a random orbit? You don't want to burn a hole in the paint, thats why i thought people wanted to go with the porter cable.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Now is the flex a random orbit? You don't want to burn a hole in the paint, thats why i thought people wanted to go with the porter cable.
No the flex is not a random orbital
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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No the flex is not a random orbital
So, it can burn o hole through the paint?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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So, it can burn o hole through the paint?
not exactly. It's a little weird as it's in a class of its own. It is a forced rotation dual action polisher.

It's pretty hard to do harm with a machine other than a true rotary.

It's possible with the Flex, but it's highly unlikely because in my opinion you'd have to try to burn the paint through to get it to do it.

In other words, you'd have to be really rather stupid to do harm with any machine other than a rotary.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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Well here Adam says it is a random orbit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Uo8DQtY#at=175
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not exactly. It's a little weird as it's in a class of its own. It is a forced rotation dual action polisher.

It's pretty hard to do harm with a machine other than a true rotary.

It's possible with the Flex, but it's highly unlikely because in my opinion you'd have to try to burn the paint through to get it to do it.

In other words, you'd have to be really rather stupid to do harm with any machine other than a rotary.
Very well said.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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The Flex is an orbital, it has more power than the PC because it also has forced rotation.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:49 AM   #10
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Griots garage. I actually got mine for 85 bucks brand new from advanceautoparts with a coupon.

Much much much better than the PC. I have had both.

The PC feels so underpowered compared to the griots.

speed 2 on the griots is like speed 4 on the pc.

the pc also bogs down like crazy when applying any pressure. this is not good for heavy correction.


Now the reason i sold my pc and bought the griots..........Lifteme Warranty no questions asked. o didnt even know about the power difference before. They have one of the best warranties i have ever used and they honor it.

I wouldnt get the flex unless you are proffesional and will be correcting paint daily.

if your gonna correct once or twice a week get the griots.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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No the flex is not a random orbital
I believe the Griots are if I'm correct- yes?
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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I believe the Griots are if I'm correct- yes?
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #13
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I also have the PC and totally agree with the "feels under powered" statements. I am currently looking to get a Flex or possibly the Griots but I dont know much about those.
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I own the Griots and love it, havent used the PC.
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