The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is a dual action polisher with a difference. In contrast to many of the low cost dual action machines currently available, it features a powerful 900 watt motor with a permanently driven rotary movement (160 - 480 RPM) that operates in conjunction with the powerful random orbital action (3200 - 9600 OPM). This ensures that the polishing pad continues to rotate at a consistent speed even if heavy pressure is applied, i.e. it will not bog down in the same way that low cost machines typically do. However, the downside to all of this is that the backing plate system uses a proprietary gearwheel fitting (which is used to drive the rotary movement). This means that only FLEX XC 3401 VRG Backing Plates can be used on the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher.
FLEX XC 3401 VRG Backing Plates are constructed from injection moulded nylon and Flexible polyurethane, and incorporate FLEX's proprietary gearwheel fitting system that features exclusively on their XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher (please note that these backing plates cannot be used on any other type of machine polisher). Other features include a durable, ultra-fine, hook and loop fastening material suitable for use with all makes of polishing pad currently on the market, including foam, wool and microfibre variants, plus an integral steel fitting collar, to ensure precise location and prevent premature wear and tear. FLEX XC 3401 VRG Backing Plates are currently available in two sizes.
General usage notes: (i) always switch off your machine at the mains before fitting or removing a backing plate; (ii) always ensure that you tighten the backing plate sufficiently, but without over tightening it – a half turn of the spanner after it first pinches tight is usually sufficient for safe and effective use, and; (iii) always use an appropriate sized backing plate for the pad you are using – the pad should always protrude past the edge of the backing plate, never the other way around.
|Construction:||Nylon and polyurethane (colour may vary)|
|Dimensions:||ø 115 mm x 25 mm|
ø 140 mm x 25 mm
|Thread size:||FLEX proprietary fitment|