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Works great for intended purpose
on February 18, 2013
I was extremely skeptical when I saw this product in a local store. I did some research as I was looking for a DA polisher for my truck. The review photos and videos on some of the auto detailing forums made me believe this would actually work as claimed, so I decided it was worth the risk of trying it.
I used it to compound, polish and wax my entire truck using the appropriate pads for each step. This took a long time. A very long time. I had moderate to severe oxidation over the entire vehicle. The end results were just as good as if I had a larger dedicated DA polisher. All of the chalky hazy swirl covered spots were removed and left my paint looking crystal clear.
Part of the reason this took so long was my use of a Porter Cable 18v Lithium Ion cordless drill. The other part would be that this 4" DA adapter should be used to compliment a full size buffer. It does work, and it works well. It's just not the most practical tool for doing an entire vehicle with. This would be a great addition to a full size DA buffer for use in areas such as door jambs, under mirrors and any other area where you need a smaller buffing pad.
I have two of the standard size batteries for my drill and as one charged I used the other one. I never had down time due to the batteries other than the time it took to swap them out.
The adapter is very easy to hold and control. It felt surprisingly natural using this with my drill. It did cause some very slight strain when using it on horizontal surfaces, but nothing to give it a bad review for. On vertical surfaces it was extremely comfortable and went exactly where I wanted it to go with no unexpected effort.
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone considering it, you just have to be realistic in it's capabilities. The drill used also makes a large difference. If I had used a corded drill with a little higher RPM rating the cutting pad and cutting compound would have done it's job with less passes over the paint.