What is it:
Description taken from Polished Bliss - stockist of the the Flex machine; With its combined random orbital and rotary movements, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher offers virtually the same level of cutting performance as a traditional rotary polisher, but with none of the usual risks. For example, thanks to the random orbital movement, frictional heat is generated more slowly, meaning that the chances of overheating or burning the paint is minimised.
How We Tested it:
We own the Flex machine and have done now for approaching 12 months. Ample time to form a view on the full range of capabilities of the machine. As with any machine polisher we have largely looked at the most important factors of cutting and refining ability and ease of use. We have also looked in depth at the versatility of the machine and the value it offers.
We Didn't Like:
Whether you are a professional user or a first time polisher, you will find yourself getting to grips with the flex very quickly indeed. The machine is so refined that it makes making mistakes with it or inflicting holograms in paint actually more difficult achieve than not and has a real high quality feel to its build and mechanisms. We love how on any paint system, it will cut and refine with simple pad changes and with the use of pressure, add that extra cut other dual action machines can't get close to and safely. Since owning the flex we are yet to find a task that is beyond the capabilities of the machine and for this reason its relatively high price point suddenly looks a lot more of a no brainer. We genuinely believe this is the best machine polisher on the market today.