Rupes BigFoot 5" Duetto Electric Random Orbital Polisher
Duetto. Serving double-duty as a sander and polisher.
The Rupes® LHR12E BigFoot 5" Duetto Electric Random Orbital Polisher features a 12mm orbit diameter, which is 50% more orbital motion than competitor's typical machines. This places the Duetto solidly into the large stroke category, yet it is still reasonable to use for tight-area sanding & polishing.
Why is a large diameter stroke or orbit beneficial?
To better understand why a large stroke machine can deliver better and faster polishing results, imagine hand sanding a panel of wood with a typical sanding block & paper using very short 1mm back and forth strokes. Although sanding would be concentrated and exact, most of the sanding debris would remain positioned between the sandpaper and wood panel. Rapid clogging of the sandpaper would likely occur, effectively limiting cutting power and finishing potential.
However, if the length of each sanding stroke was increased (within a similar time frame), the sandpaper would move along at a more rapid pace. The increased speed of motion would assist in loosening any stuck-on debris from the sandpaper, all the while helping to eliminate sanding debris residing between the paper and wood surface. The exact same principles of extending the stroke apply when using the LHR12E, except the motion is rotational, not linear.
Use the Duetto for the sanding of fine automotive paint!
To recap, this machine features:
• A 12mm orbit diameter
• Fast cutting speed
• Fantastic finishing potential
• Extended working time per application of buffing liquid
• Less build-up of contaminants across the face of discs & pads
• A stroke diameter enabling it to be used as an automotive paint sander
• Smooth & balanced swooping motions for increased user comfort
Add a variety of Rupes Buffing Pads. (save 30%)
You'll be ready to tackle just about any polishing task if you've got a set of Rupes® Buffing Pads on hand. Rupes Foam Pads have been specifically designed for use with large stroke, random orbital polishers (4 versions are available). Rupes Wool Pads deliver for a smooth & controlled feel (2 versions are available). Rupes Microfiber Pads deliver maximum cutting speed (2 versions are available).
Add a spare Velcro Backing Plate. (save 30%)
Having a spare backing plate on hand is smart. The Rupes 980.027 5" Backing Plate is a direct replacement for the original.
Add Rupes Buffing Liquids. (save 30%)
A trio of buffing liquids to choose from. All-new formulas.
Add a Flamethrower LED Light Kit. (save 30%)
This handy light mounts directly onto your polishing machine.
Add a pair of Polished Stainless Steel Bolts.
Replace the delicate factory supplied plastic bolts, with polished stainless steel bolts! Nicer looking, plus they allow for super-tightening of the head cap assembly.
Add Rupes X-CUT 5" Foam Abrasive Sanding Discs.
These discs are available in P1500, P2000, and P3000 grades. We've packaged four of each grade, enough for you to run these discs through their paces. For optimal sanding results, be sure to utilize an interface pad.
Add an Interface Pad.
If you'll be using the LHR12e for sanding chores, you'll want to have an interface pad handy. By placing an interface pad between the sanding disc and backing plate, sanding discs will more easily conform to curved or complex surfaces. Should you inadvertently add excessive tilt to the machine during use, an interface pad will help to better distribute pressure across the entire face of the disc. 981.041 (soft) | 1055 (firm)
Add a Duflle Bag or Carrying Case. (save 30%)
Never run out of room when transporting your polishing tools & accessories! Rupes Embroidered Duffle Bags & Carrying Cases are quality built. Three to choose from: Duffle Bag Duo | BIG BAG Tool Case
Looking for a 3" companion to this machine?
Rupes LHR75E BigFoot 3" Random Orbital Polisher.
Looking for a 6" version of this machine?
Rupes LEGACY BigFoot LHR21ES 6" Random Orbital Polisher.
This machine carries a one-year parts and labor warranty.