This is my first time purchasing a variable speed polisher. I wanted something that was last and be commercial grade quality. I would recommend watching some YouTube videos on how to polish and buff. Pros - Variable Speed is a must vs single speed to use min speed to apply liquid polish and 3 setting to to buff. I used it on my headlights and it did a decent job cutting into the "cloudy" plastic. I eyed this model at the stores last December and Sears Associate say he rarely gets this model returned vs other lower priced models. - Craftsman gives you two pads, don't see any difference in each other than the color, Just make sure you are dead on center with putting pad on Velcro, else the pad will wobble more and cause the polisher to jump. - This particular model is great value compared to higher priced “Yellow” “Aqua” and “ Gray” color manufacturers. And much better quality than no names. Great Owners Manual, recommend reading first before using. Con: - I wish Craftsman had a 5” pad and arbor accessory, 7” is very big, great for larger areas like a boat or sealing granite counter tops but not the best for smaller headlights or smaller areas on doors particularly a subcompact car. I will look into buying a 5” pad and arbor, and lambs wood for final buffing on a 7” Summary: This is a beast of a tool, 9-10 lbs so it is very heavy on vertical surfaces to use, I wish in general the form factor was a little smaller and lighter, it will take some getting use to, with the proper technique, this polisher should glide on flat horizontal surface with two fingers supporting, I am not there yet with technique. I would go ahead and buy it and learn, it will be far less expensive than a Body Shop buffing your truck, car or SUV. Standard Shipping was one day, Sears really rocks, only concern is should be shipped in over carton box, no issues with shipping but if left on door step, someone might steal off porch seeing red craftsman box.
when you buffing leave marks on the paint and depend on the color will scratch the paint like on plastic section. that's what happen on my car now don't have paint on one section. no good at all.