Dewalt DWP849 Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start Review

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    Power - 10/10
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    Speed - 10/10
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    Durability - 9/10
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9.2/10

What to consider when purchasing a tool like this?

Cost: High

Weight: 10.2 lbs (including all pieces). Alone its about 6.8 lbs

Power: 12.0-amp (What is amp?)

Watts: 1,200

Speed: 600- 3500 rpm

Length17.3″

Power Source: Electric Cord

Includes: Hook & Loop (Velcro) backing pad & Bale and Straight Side Handle

Warranty: 3 Year

1 Year Free Service Contract

+AMAZON REVIEWS


PROS & CONS: DeWalt DWP849 Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start Review

PROS

This car polisher is one of the premium auto care products on the market. Car detailer and lovers alike use the DeWalt DWPW849 variable speed polisher to create the ultimate shine for their vehicles. It combines power and finesse into one monster of a machine. Although we are here for our rides, the DeWalt variable speed polisher can be used for detailing boats and metal finishing.

Don’t worry about handling all the power that comes with this car buffer. The speed polisher gives you the choose of using a side handle or a top handle. A plus for those who like to change up techniques or need to change positions for big/longer jobs. There is no load speed, so you can get right to it. Not to mention heat-treated, precision-cut gears for smooth operation. It also has all ball-bearing structure for its durability and ultimate performance.

Highlights

  • Smooth and easy to handle
  • High quality- will last for years
  • Creates the ultimate shine
  • Can be used for detailing boats and metal finishing
  • Side handle or a top handle option (as seen below)
  • No load speed
  • Heat-treated, precision-cut gears for smooth operation
  • All ball-bearing structure for its durability and ultimate performance
  • Soft rubber resting pad
  • 3 Warranty
  • 1 Year Free Service Contract
  • 90 day money back

CONS

The DeWalt DWP849 Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start can be a little tricky at times. Some have had issues with the trigger and over heating. Those issues can he handled by reading the manual before actually using the tools (even if you are an experienced detailer). The speed polisher is pricey, which might have people shy away from it before giving it a good try.

When polishing your car, even if their is wax on different part, be careful not to use buffer on plastic pieces. The car part could easily be burned. Their shroud is less than and, depending on how difficult the job is, the brushes and easily be worn down aka you may have to buy more brushes and pads in a few months or when you order the buffer.

*Let us know if you’ve had difficulty and so we can add your experience to our Dewalt DWP849 variable speed polisher with soft start review

Highlights

  • Can be tricky 
  • Trigger may give issues
  • Can ruin plastic parts
  • Expensive
  • Brushes aren’t long lasting
  • Pads may need to be replaced in a few months
  • On the heavy side

See Use & Care Manual


Overall, the DeWalt DWP849 Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start  is an awesome machine that any car lover or detailer would be proud to have.

Minus the small issues that may happen, it has everything you want and more.

If you are using this once a month to keep your car up to par, it will last you for years.

If you are using the speed polisher for professional detailing, it will last long but you will have to replace the pads and brushes sooner than others. Tell us what you think about the Dewalt DWP849 variable speed polisher with soft start review 

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