Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES
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BigFoot's dance moves can be tough on shoes.

 05-21-2017 Note:  This product has been discontinued.
Replacement for this backing plate is the Rupes 980.027N, available here.
The Rupes LHR 15ES is quite a tool.  It delivers a 15mm ø orbit, and tops out at 4,800 RPM.  Knowing this, it's no big surprise that eventually you'll need to replace its backing plate.  Over time, the backing plate's attachment hooks can degrade or break away, causing pads and discs to fling from the machine during use!  

Surprisingly, the primary reason backing plates need to be changed is not due to wear.  The fact is, nothing can relegate a backing plate to the trash bin faster than an accidental dropping of the machine.  

Regardless of how it happens, if the machine takes a fall and crashes to the ground, there's a very high likelihood that the mounting pad (essentially a stamped steel washer) will bend.  If this happens, you'll be dead in the water unless you've got a backup plate on hand.

This backing plate is the genuine article!  A direct replacement Rupes® 980.027 125mm Backing Plate, made specifically for use with the Rupes® LHR 15ES BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher.  Also fits the LHR 21ES, allowing the machine to be outfitted with 5" (125mm) pads and discs.

 05-21-2017 Note:  This product has been discontinued.
Replacement for this backing plate is the Rupes 980.027N, available here.

Looking for a similar backing plate that features more gripping power? We've got it here!

Looking for a 6" version of this backing plate?  We've got it here!
Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-7/8" (125mm)

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook
  • Weight: 126g approximate (4.45 oz.)

  • Extra hold hook material:
    Carefully remove polishing pads to avoid damaging the loop material

Part Number:
980.027
Actual Diameter:
4 - 7/8"
Thread size:
M8 bolt
Backing Material:
HOOK
This 5" (125mm) diameter backing plate was made specifically for use with the Rupes BigFoot and Skorpio lineup of 5" tools, including: LHR12E, LHR15ES, and 125mm Skorpio DA Palm Sanders. Also fits the LHR21ES. Its Velcro is designated as being "extra hold". If you're looking for a plate featuring "normal hold", check out the Rupes 980.015.
Price:
$40.45
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Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES
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BigFoot's dance moves can be tough on shoes.

The Rupes LHR 15ES is quite a tool.  It delivers a 15mm ø orbit, and tops out at 4,800 RPM.  Knowing this, it's no big surprise that eventually you'll need to replace its backing plate.  Over time, the backing plate's attachment hooks can degrade or break away, causing pads and discs to fling from the machine during use!  

Surprisingly, the primary reason backing plates need to be changed is not due to wear.  The fact is, nothing can relegate a backing plate to the trash bin faster than an accidental dropping of the machine.  

Regardless of how it happens, if the machine takes a fall and crashes to the ground, there's a very high likelihood that the mounting pad (essentially a stamped steel washer) will bend.  If this happens, you'll be dead in the water unless you've got a backup plate on hand.

This backing plate is the genuine article!  A direct replacement Rupes® 980.027 125mm Backing Plate, made specifically for use with the Rupes® LHR 15ES BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher.  Also fits the LHR 21ES, allowing the machine to be outfitted with 5" (125mm) pads and discs.

Looking for a 6" version of this backing plate?  We've got it here!
Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-7/8" (125mm)

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook
  • Weight: 126g approximate (4.45 oz.)

  • Extra hold hook material:
    Carefully remove polishing pads to avoid damaging the loop material

Part Number:
W67DA
Actual Diameter:
4 - 13/16"
Thread size:
5/16 - 24
Backing Material:
MICRO HOOK
I've used a number of these backing plates over the years, and have been very impressed with their indestructability and holding power.  This plate features a traditional flare-shaped edge, allowing for progressive flexibility over contours and curves. The low profile hook attachment material is very durable, while its diameter fits a wide variety of buffing pads.
Price:
$21.68
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Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate
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Industrial strength meets precision engineering.

Overly aggressive attachment material can lead to premature failure of backing plates and buffing pads. Have you ever had to pry a buffing pad from a backing plate after extended use? I have. Sometimes, it seems as though somebody glued the pad to the plate.

Upon using this plate for the first time, I was impressed. Initially, I thought that the Velcro® backing was a bit short, and NO WAY would it be able to keep a firm hold on the heavy buffing pad I was about to use.

The team at Meguiar's reassuringly mentioned that I shouldn't always judge a book by its cover. They purposely designed the hook material with a low profile, and guaranteed that buffing pads and sanding discs would not come off until I pulled them off. Well, they were right! Removal of the buffing pad was a breeze, even after a purposely-brutal buffing session.

Avoid the drama... get this plate!

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Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-13/16"

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook

  • Height to mounting pad: 9/16"
  • Thread size: 5/16"-24 male

  • Weight: 106g (3.74 oz.)

  • Long lasting:
    One piece molded construction