i used and loved this tool for over twenty years. the first one i bought was NOT called a sander polisher...IT was called a sander/grinder. both tools worked excellent, when new...but your new sander polisher has been changed in some way VERY much for the worse. either you have started using smaller, cheaper brush heads on the motor, or you've changed the way the cooling fan ventilates the motor. whatever you have changed was a very bad change...
since my first tool,(which i used heavily, and professionally for OVER 20 years) finally died of old age i have had to replace it with your new, vastly inferior version about once a year...and most recently you've changed something which has caused me to have to replace teh tool after as few as 4 hours of hard use as a sander.
if the tool cannot take the dust it produces in the act of sanding why do you even make it? i suspect, that as a polisher it would last for another 20 years....but with whatever cost cutting changes have been made to it, the tool cannot long function as a sander. it begins to smell funny, then it begins to stutter, and finally it dies all together. on my most recent one it died in less than 4 hours. a new record of cruddyness.
i would not keep buying the tool, if i had not become addicted to it during the 20 years i used the first enarnation of it... it works like no other tool i have used WHILE IT IS WORKING...the problem being it just self destructs.
i'd be VERY CURIOUS to hear from one of your tool designers about this tool. i cannot be the only one having this problem with it.
an ambivilant customer, aka matt melena
The bad thing is it uses the bonnets which are horrible. Ended up manufacturing a bushing so I could adapt a velcro backing plate to it. It now serves it's purpose otherwise it was worthless.
I haven't it used it very much yet but it seems very sturdy and comfortable to hold. It is powerful enough to get the job done. The two speed trigger is also nice.
Have only used once, but it does a good job.
I used it to wax my car and loved it