Rupes LEGACY BigFoot 6" Random Orbital Polisher
A graceful dancer, with a powerful KICK. Rupes LHR21ES LEGACY 6" BIGFOOT POLISHER.
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The Rupes® LHR21ES BigFoot 6" Electric Random Orbital Polisher has left an indelible mark on the paint polishing scene. For me, it was love at
While walking the aisles of the 2011 SEMA Show with my good friend Derek Bemiss, we meandered through a sea of car-related tools & goods. Upon eye-balling a booth filled with sanding & polishing machines, Derek commented, "Nice looking stuff", and I agreed. However, neither of us recognized the brand Rupes®, so we forged ahead. But, for some odd reason, I glanced over my shoulder as we strode past, and a number printed atop one of the machines caught my eye: it was a 21. To the average guy, 21 was just a number. But to me, it represented something potentially huge.
I stopped, turned, and locked eyes with one of the fellows manning the booth. "Does that 21 mean twenty-one millimeter, as in 21 millimeter orbit diameter?" His response was a very brief but excited, "Yes!"
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 LHR21ES, except its motion is rotational (not linear), and we use buffing liquids (not sandpaper) to accomplish our work.
High speed + lots of motion = very fast polishing.
The LHR21ES BigFoot leaves surfaces beautifully polished & remarkably scour-free.
Add a variety of Rupes Buffing Pads. (save 18%)
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 (5 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 18%)
Having a spare backing plate on hand is smart. The Rupes 981.321N 6" Backing Plate is a direct replacement for the original. Note: purchase includes a free non-etched Washer Mod.
Add a Flamethrower LED Light Kit. (save 22%)
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 a BIG BAG Carrying Case. (save 26%)
You'll never run out of room when you store your polishing tools & accessories in the Rupes Embroidered BigFoot BIG BAG Tool Case. Super durable materials, & quality built inside and out. Get a DEAL when you purchase a BIG BAG with your machine.
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Rupes LHR75E BigFoot 3" Random Orbital Polisher.
Note: A free, uninstalled Washer Mod is included with purchase.
This machine carries a one-year parts and labor warranty.
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