FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher

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With its combined rotary and random orbital movements, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher offers virtually the same level of cutting performance as a traditional rotary polisher, but with fewer of the usual risks. For example, thanks to the dominant random orbital movement, frictional heat is generated more slowly, meaning that the chances of overheating or burning the paint are minimised. In addition, the short-throw random orbital movement also ensures that holograms are not formed during the polishing process, which saves time by eliminating the need for unnecessary refining work. When the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher was originally launched the smallest backing plate available for it had a diameter of 115 mm, which posed a problem for many detailers as it precluded the use of spot pads. However, a solution to this problem now exists in the form of the Lake Country XC 3401 VRG Backing Plate System, which enables 100 mm spot pads to be safely used. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher isn't as easy to use as free-spinning random orbital machines, due to the torque steer produced by the rotary movement, but if you have previous rotary experience and are looking for a powerful dual action polisher then it should be high on your list of tools to consider. In experienced hands, it's a supremely capable machine.

Key Features

Orbital Throw 8 mm (Gear-Driven)
Speed Range 3200 - 9600 opm (opm = orbits per minute)
Warranty 2 Year (Return To Base)


In contrast to most dual action machine polishers, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher features a powerful 1010 watt motor with a permanently driven rotary movement (160 - 480 RPM) that operates in conjunction with a short-throw random orbital movement (3200 - 9600 OPM). This combined action ensures that the polishing pad continues to rotate at a consistent speed even if heavy pressure is applied, thus preventing the pad from bogging down. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher also features a lightweight body and a rubber-coated front handle that optimises handling and user comfort. With the speed controls positioned within easy reach of the rear handle and the spindle lock recessed into the head to prevent accidental engagement, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher has been built to be light, safe and easy to use. Indeed, it is the perfect tool for experienced enthusiasts and professional detailers looking to extend their paint correction abilities, but without exposing themselves to the risks associated with rotary polishing. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is supplied with an optional side handle, a 140 mm proprietary backing plate and a two year return to base warranty.


More Information
AC-Powered Yes
Battery-Powered No
Battery Type n/a
Cable Length 4 m
CE Approved Yes
Dimensions 405 mm x 99 mm x 120 mm
Drive Type Random orbital (gear-driven)
Interchangeable Backing Plate Yes (100 mm, 115 mm, 140 mm)
Net Weight 2.6 kg
Orbital Throw 8 mm
Plug Type UK 3-pin (G)
Power Rating 1010 W
Running Time n/a
Soft Start Yes
Sound Pressure Level 88 dB(A)
Speed Lock Yes
Speed Range 160 - 480 RPM and 3200 - 9600 OPM
Supplied Backing Plate 140 mm
Thread Size M8 (fixing bolt supplied)
Variable Speed Control Yes
Vibration Level (3 Axis) 4.9 m/s²
Voltage 230 V
Warranty 2 year return to base

How To Use

The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is a power tool and thus subject to a number of health and safety risks that should be fully understood from the outset; please read the supplied instructions carefully. General usage notes: (i) always wear earplugs and safety spectacles when using a machine polisher; (ii) always tie back long hair and tuck away anything else that could accidentally get caught up (e.g. necklaces or headphone cables); (iii) always switch off your machine at the mains before fitting or swapping the backing plate; (iv) always route the cable up and over your opposite shoulder so as to avoid it coming into contact with the car; (v) always ensure that the pad is in contact with the bodywork when you switch the machine on and off - if you don't do this it's likely to fly off at high speed; (vi) always familiarise yourself fully with the instructions provided for the pads and polishes you are using, and adjust your technique accordingly (e.g. tool speed, arm speed and pressure); (vii) always let the machine do the bulk of the work - there is rarely any need to exert heavy pressure when machine polishing (if the current pad and polish you are using aren't delivering sufficient cut, step up to a more aggressive combination rather than trying to force the issue); (viii) always take a break if you notice that the machine is becoming hot during use - hot machines tend to transmit heat down into the backing plate and pad, which can result in the pad failing prematurely; (ix) always lay the machine on its back when it's not in use, to prevent the pad coming into contact with the ground, and; (x) avoid stepping on the power cable at all times.


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