Cheaper Alternative to PC?

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    No cheap alternative to the PC. /thread

    That is a rotary and it only has two speeds and the low speed is too high for finishing. You need a variable speed rotary if you go that route. Plus, the learning curve with a rotary is pretty steep. If you think the wife won't go for the price of a PC, imagine how pissed she will be if you burn through the paint on a fender of her car with a rotary.
     
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    Straight from the man himself. That's the kind of stuff I need for ammo when I justify this to her.

    Would the PC 7336SP be a good choice?? It's an orbital that adjusts from 2500-6000 OPM.
     
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    If you can find it then that is the PC to get but as Porter is discontinuing that model it is hard to come by. See other thread about the $47 PC.
     
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    Yeah, I'm noticing that. Unavailable everywhere. But I did find a Factory reman 7424 for $110 direct from PC. I think I can justify that since it is for her car. Got a little paint restoration to do.
     
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    I thought lowe's is just closing them out.... PC isn't discontinuing them I don't think... I hope not :noes: It is still on PC's website (7424 and 7336).
     
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    The 7336 has a 6" counterweight, the 7424 has a 5" counterweight. Other than that, they are the same machine. The 7336 runs a touch smoother because of the larger counterweight.

    You will need to get a backing plate and pads. The 6" backing plate from www.exceldetail is the Rolls Royce of backing plates. Meguiars, Propel, Lakewood, etc all have excellent cutting, polishing and finishing pads.
     
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    Check eBay for a 7336 if you don't have any luck with local area Lowe's. I got my pads/polish in earlier today, and once the rain clears out tomorrow its on, mastodon!
     

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