Rupes BigFoot 3" Electric Mini Random Orbital Polisher
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.
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.
The LHR75e BigFoot can be used for sanding.
The LHR75 BigFoot leaves surfaces beautifully polished & remarkably scour-free.
• 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
July 12, 2017 Note: We are out of stock on this item. ETA is July 26th.