Rupes BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher

















Rupes BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher

Rupes BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher

Rupes BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher
The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher features a conveniently located Speed Controller.  Speed range is 4,000-5,500 RPM.  As is the case with all random orbital polishers, the rate of free-spinning backing plate rotation varies.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher is a compact, mid-size machine.  Weight: 4 pounds, 15 ounces including the electric cord, and 4 pounds, 3 ounces without.  Dimensions not including the cord are: 11" length x 4-3/4" tall x 3-1/8" wide.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher is comfortable to use.  It features a hand pad over the head of the machine, allowing complete and easy control.  While a side handle could be used, there is no option for one through Rupes.  Really though, a side handle is not a necessity. The machine also features a built-in non-marring white rubber standoff, allowing the machine to be securely stabilized when not in use.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher is COMPACT and superbly BALANCED.  Its orbital action (12mm orbit diameter) is LARGE, especially when compared to other 3" electric machines.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher works well with a wide variety of buffing pads.  Rupes offers two sizes of pads for the Mini. Shown is the recommended size, which features a 3-inch diameter Velcro with a 4-inch diameter face.  There are four grades of pads to choose from.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher can be outfitted with a smaller 62mm Velcro Backing Plate, allowing it to be used with the smaller Rupes Foam Buffing Pads.  Pictured is the 9.BF70J Green Intermediate-Cut Foam Buffing Pad, which features 2-1/2" diameter Velcro with a 2-3/4" pad face.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher can be outfitted with the smaller 990.201 62mm-diameter Velcro Backing Plate.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher can be outfitted with either the factory-sized 990.007 75mm Velcro Backing Plate, or the smaller 990.201 62mm-diameter Velcro Backing Plate.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher, shown outfitted with the smaller 990.201 62mm Backing Plate and a 9.BF70J Green Intermediate-Cut Foam Buffing Pad.  The outlines indicate the diameter of the backing plate and the buffing pad's Velcro attachment material.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher, shown with the 990.201 62mm Velcro Backing Plate and a 9.BF70J pad.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher, shown with the factory-installed 990.007 3" (75mm) Velcro Backing Plate, and a 9.BF100H 3" Extra-Cut Blue Foam Cutting Pad.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher can also be outfitted with Rupes uniquely-designed Microfiber Pads!  The speed of cut is typically greatly enhanced versus a foam pad when using these pads. Shown is the Rupes 9.BF100XH Blue Microfiber Cutting Pad.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher, shown outfitted with a Rupes 9.BF100XM 3" Yellow Microfiber Finishing Pad.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher, shown with a bevy of wonderful Rupes Microfiber and Foam Buffing Pads.The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher is also a fantastic sander!  Any 3" sanding disc works well with this machine.  Shown outfitted with a Mirka 3" Autonet Net Mesh Sanding Disc and the mandatory Mirka 9947 3" Pad Protector (available right here at buffdaddy.com!)The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher is very likely the best 3" electric sander/polisher currently available. This is in large part due to its 12mm diameter orbit action.  Use it to aggressively sand damaged UV coatings and plastic material from headlight lenses, then fine sand before polishing to a perfect clarity.  The LHR75e Mini can of course can be used to sand & polish the finest automotive or motorcycle paints (and hard plastics such as Lexan and Plexiglas as well).The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher works best when factory Rupes Foam Pads are used, as their design delivers a balanced and agile feel. Shown: 9.BF70H (blue extra-cut foam pad), 9.BF70J (green intermediate-cut foam pad), 9.BF70M (yellow fine foam polishing pad), and 9.BF100S (white ultra-fine foam finishing pad).The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher works best when factory Rupes Foam Pads are used, as their design delivers a balanced and agile feel. Shown: 9.BF70H (blue extra-cut foam pad), 9.BF70J (green intermediate-cut foam pad), 9.BF70M (yellow fine foam polishing pad), and 9.BF100S (white ultra-fine foam finishing pad).The Rupes LHR75e BigFoot 3" Mini Polisher can be outfitted with Rupes uniquely-designed Microfiber Cutting and Finishing Pads.  Smooth operators!
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 Nov. 8, 2017 Note:  We are out of stock on this item. ETA is Nov. 24th.

Big FOOTSTEP.  Little FOOT.

The Rupes® LHR75e BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher is just as beastly as its larger BigFoot brothers.... except it's smaller! To tout it as a capable polishing tool would be an appalling understatement. Run of the mill small-diameter polishers can't compete with the performance of this machine.

The LHR75e BigFoot creates a 12mm diameter orbit.
Random orbital machines that use 3"to 4" discs and pads typically create miniscule orbits, sometimes as small as a few millimeters. The Rupes LHR75e creates a 12mm diameter orbit, which really gets pads, discs, and compounds moving.

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 LHR75e, except the motion is rotational, not linear.  

High speed + lots of motion = very fast polishing.
A majority of the buffing liquids available today utilize abrasive particles that are engineered to assist in polishing the surfaces we're working on.  To work efficiently, these particles must occasionally shift and tumble in order to keep them free of debris, minimize clumping of the abrasives, and slow contamination of the buffing pad.  The LHR75e's large-diameter stroke (12mm) and high speed capability (5,500 RPM) combine to deliver unrivaled performance in this regard, utterly stomping the performance mustered by other small electric machines.

The LHR75e BigFoot can be used for sanding.
This versatile tool can also be used for sanding purposes, but the user should have at least some experience with machine sanding, because sanding can take place rapidly.  In addition, edge-digging and consequental deep scouring of the surface may occur if the machine is not kept level to the surface being sanded.  It is not necessary nor desirable to use high speeds when sanding;  the ideal speed is one that allows the disc to travel along the surface in a smooth, flowing manner, with at least some rotation of the backing plate.  Use of a foam interface pad is highly recommended.

The LHR75 BigFoot leaves surfaces beautifully polished & remarkably scour-free.
The first time I used a large stroke random orbital polisher, curious and a bit confused might best describe what I felt upon inspecting the paint surface after a brief polishing test.  Rather than seeing scour marks or haziness (as is often the case when using small diameter pads for compounding), I instead saw a beautifully polished & scour-free result. Initially, you may only use the Rupes LHR75e for tight-area polishing, for small parts, and perhaps for polishing bumpers and headlights. Inevitably, you'll very likely use this beast to polish large areas too.

The LHR75e  BigFoot is easy to control, and fun to use!
The moment you use the Rupes 3" Mini Electric Random Orbital Polisher, it is immediately apparent how managable it is to operate.  The LHR75e Mini is specifically balanced for use with Rupes-brand 80/100mm (3") Foam Pads and Microfiber Pads, but can also be used with other similarly-sized pads. You can also opt for the smaller & shorter 62/70mm Rupes Foam Buffing Pads.

To recap, this machine features:

           • Super-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
           • Smooth & balanced swooping motions for increased user comfort
           • Increased rotation of the backing plate versus other small machines

 OPTION 1:  Add a Rupes 4-Piece Pad Set, save 17%. 
You'll be ready to tackle just about any polising task if you've got a set of Rupes® Buffing Pads on hand. Choose foam or microfiber pads... or both! Foam Pad Sets include four grades of pads (extra-cut, intermediate, fine, and ultra-fine).  Choose either 62/70mm or 80/100mm pads. The Microfiber Pad Set includes a pair of the blue cutting pads, and a pair of the yellow finishing pads.

 OPTION 2:  Add a spare backing plate, save 15%. 
Better to be safe than sorry!  Having a spare backing plate on hand is always smart.  The Rupes 990.007 3" Backing Plate is a direct replacement for the factory installed unit. The Rupes 990.201 should be used if you choose to the smaller 62mm/70mm Foam Buffing Pads. These backing plates are not all that common in the USA... so plan ahead! 

 OPTION 3:  Add an interface pad, save 15%. 
If there's even a small chance that you'll be using the LHR75e 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. 1033 | 9133

 Nov. 8, 2017 Note:  We are out of stock on this item. ETA is November 24th.

 Nov. 8, 2017 Note:  We are out of stock on this item. ETA is November 24th.
Specifications & Notes:
Motor specifications:
400W / 110V

Speed settings:
Variable @ 4,000 R.P.M - 5,500 R.P.M.


Stroke size:
6mm offset, creates a 12mm orbit diameter


Machine type:
Random Orbital Polisher aka Dual Action

Action 1:
Shaft drive rotates a free-spinning backing plate spindle, creating a circular path measuring 12mm in diameter

Action 2:
Backing plate free-spins and can rotate in either direction.


Backing plate: #990.007
2-7/8" (73mm) 6mm x 1.0mm bolt-mount


Spindle mounting hole:
6mm x 1.0mm thread


Weight:
4 lb. 03 oz. not including cord
4 lb. 15 oz. including cord
Dimensions:
Size: 11" long x 3-1/8" wide x 4-3/4" tall