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Old 09-11-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
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Buffing wheel for HF polisher?

Hello Everyone,

I purchased the Harbor Freight 7" polisher to use on my Alcoa's with the idea that I would put a sewn buffing wheel on it.

I have the darn polisher and cannot find a buffing wheel to fit it.

I may be looking at the right one and just don't recognize is. The shaft is 5/8"x11.

I have found plenty that go on a bench grinder but none with the proper pieces to fit the polisher.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 09-11-2018, 06:23 PM   #2
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How is the hand polisher mount different than the bench grinder?
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:55 PM   #3
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How is the hand polisher mount different than the bench grinder?
5/8" x 11 threaded shaft like an angle grinder.

I need a wheel with a threaded arbor to match. Or an arbor that will fit the wheels that I see and thread onto my polisher.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:17 AM   #4
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my Google-Foo is failing me
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I assume the polisher came with a spin on pad base? Can you not use the wheel you want and put the 5/8" nut from the bench grinder on the polisher. Post a pic of your arbor.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:59 PM   #6
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Ok.....

Back to trying to get my polisher equipped to polish the Alcoa's on my truck.

Pics of polisher and the kind of wheel/pad that I am trying to attach:
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File Type: jpg Polisher sm.jpg (483.7 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg buffing wheel.jpg (3.1 KB, 40 views)
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:45 PM   #7
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Are you sure that is a polisher? Sure looks like a mini grinder from the pic?


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This 7 in. electronic polisher gives you all the power and control you need for a wide variety of applications. The strong 10 amp motor generates between 1000-3500 RPM for optimum polishing.


https://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-1...her-62297.html
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Are you sure that is a polisher? Sure looks like a mini grinder from the pic?


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If you can read upside down, the label in the pic says "polisher".....
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Well I learned something else new today. Very similar looking tools. That would be handy.
Don't the threads match up? Maybe the tool is left hand threaded?


That's all I got for you.


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Well I learned something else new today. Very similar looking tools. That would be handy.
Don't the threads match up? Maybe the tool is left hand threaded?


That's all I got for you.


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The sewn wheels that I have found, so far, have not been threaded.
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The sewn wheels that I have found, so far, have not been threaded.

And do you need that black back plate to use or will the sewn wheel just push onto the shaft?


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I may have found something...

https://zephyrpro40.com/product/supe...polishing-kit/

Now to confirm that this is the right stuff for my Alcoa's and if it will fit my HF polisher????

Who knew that polishing four wheel would turn into such a process......
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Pure old school polish for use with high speed machine. Pre DuraBrite.
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Pure old school polish for use with high speed machine. Pre DuraBrite.
Is that a specific product recommendation?

High Speed? I am pretty sure my polisher maxes out at 3000rpm.

Not really sure what you are saying.....
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