Luxury is desired by all of us, especially when it comes to our cars. Thanks to dual-action polishers and orbital buffers, we can have that. Unlike traditional rotary buffers, dual-action polishers give you a wide range of options to complete that flashy new look for your car.
Whether you are enthusiastic about car polishing, or a skilled professional who is well aware of all the paint maintenance complexities, DA polishers are designed to strip you of your fears of unintentional burns and swirls in the finish. These just won’t happen.
Overview of the models
Porter Cable is an easy to operate dual-action polisher. It weighs only 5.5 pounds and has a bi-position (left and right) removable side handle which makes it handy to use for large projects that require holding the machine for longer periods of time. It comes with a 6-inch polishing pad and supports 5/16 to 24 spindle thread accessories. A variable-speed dial allows users to set the orbits per minute (OPM) from 2500 to 6800, which makes this power-tool ideal for detailed polishing and removing deep scratches from the metal body.
Just as the Porter-Cable, the Black&Decker offers dual-action rotation which ensures a swirl-free finish and burn-free polishing experience. The weight is only 2.05 pounds, making it even easier to handle. It offers a random orbital motion at 4,400 orbits per minute (OPM). For a smooth application of wax or polish, it comes with a foam applicator. It also offers a polishing bonnet for that ever-wanted finish.
Ideal Polishing and Waxing
With its advanced user-adjustable speed feature, this model allows the complete breakdown of polish in 10-12 passes. It can efficiently address minor car damages in no time. It offers a smooth hand-like movement of the polishing pad (at speeds up to 6800 OPM) which ensures even pressure and consistent contact with the surface for excellent polishing and waxing results.
Its two-position handle is designed to accommodate both left-handed and right-handed people.
This model works in a similarly efficient manner, but instead of a variable-speed dial, the Black&Decker has an on and off switch which can be locked into position. And while this gives less control over the polishing process, it does not disappoint, nonetheless.
Its curved body offers a stable grip, making it extremely easy to use. The 10-feet long cord makes it possible to plug it inside your house and work in the driveway or garage without any major mobility issues. Lightweight and powerful, it is ideal for buffing old and worn-out furniture, floors and tiles. At only 60 Watts, the Black&Decker promises to become a valuable and loved maintenance ally.
Verdict: Both polishing machines are designed for wrinkle-free and brilliant polishing, sanding, waxing, and buffing. While the Black&Decker is suitable for lightweight jobs, the Porter-Cable comes with an advanced design and features that allow it to tackle bigger jobs and deeper damages to paint and varnish.
It’s very easy to understand why this variable-speed polisher is safer than old-fashioned polishing machines. Its free-floating spindle spins around a single axis point which offers high precision for detailed polishing along fine lines of car paint. It is a swift polisher and heats up quickly, but its spindle can be slowed down to handle the highest of pressures and to avoid unwanted damages and imperfections. This mechanism makes it non-aggressive without compromising its efficiency.
The WP900 offers a similar polishing result as the Porter Cable, but without any user-adjustable speed dial. However, its dual action orbital rotation offers exceptional buffing and waxing under controlled speed, heat, and friction. Additionally, high-grade polishing pads further protect your car and furniture from unwanted damage.
Verdict: Both polishing machines run with the same safety measures. The dual action or random orbital motion slows down the spinning of the buffing pad to avoid intensive burns and abrasions, resulting in exquisite finishes.
BLACK+DECKER WP900 vs PORTER-CABLE 7424XP: Final Words
Unlike old paints, modern-day paints only need remedial solutions to remove defects. This can often be achieved with a good-quality polisher and some pleasant weekend-long polishing work in the sun. Polishers are a great way to remove the hassle of working on paint damages with your hands. They are safe and easy to use.
This review found that both the Porter-Cable 7424XP and Black+Decker WP900 offer convenient, robust, simple, uniform and glossy paint protection solution. Dual action and random orbital motion infuse users with confidence to work freely and ensures no additional harm to paint, or metal surface occurs.
And while the Black&Decker WP900 is an affordable polishing tool that is designed for the non-frequent needs of hobbyists, the Porter-Cable 7424XP has gained an unparalleled reputation due to its favorable design, variable-speed controller and thorough results. Overall, both machines ensure that your car or home furniture remain fresh and attractive.