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    Default Polishing motors

    Please lovely people I need help!

    I have a dremel. Useless for polishing. I want an actual polishing motor. Where do you even start?
    There are some on eBay for 50 and then others go up to 300...
    What's the difference? What am I looking for. I just want to achieve high shine at a not too bigger cost. 150 Mark maximum.
    Thank you.

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    You need at least 200 watts, because it is a pain if the machine is too weak and stalls when you press on it.

    It is convenient to have a grinding wheel at one end, for instance to set up scorpers.

    Variable speed, or two speed helps with plasics, which can overheat.

    It is possible to buy a hobbyist bench grinder cheaply on line and simply substitute a polishing spindle for mops at one end.

    Lastly allow spare cash for a polishing hood, or make you own, to save dust and splashes up your wall. Dennis.

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    Cooksons are promoting this cute little thing at the moment http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...tor&channel=uk thinking of getting one myself.

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    Check out this polishing and grinder motor deal, if you want a cheaper motor; http://www.metalpolishingsupplies.co...etal-polisher/

    James

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    I started off with a 1/2 hp double spindle motor which is what we'd used at ECA. I then laid out a humungous amount on a dustmasterbench polisher with extraction because nothing else was available, since then a lot of really great machines have come on the market which take up much less room and are much cheaper. I thought this looked a good one but still probably over your budget. Always worth waiting on Cookson discount and free delivery to bring the price down on big spend http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...iABEgImvfD_BwE

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