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Old 08-07-2019, 07:34 PM   #1
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Ryobi buffer

Anybody using the cordless 10” Ryobi polisher, buffer? I bought the buffer and 2 batteries with charger for $140. I’m a Milwaukee guy, but $217 for tool only was a little steep. Just wondering if somebody on here has used it and how long it lasted.. I plan on using it to remove oxidation and wax it. Hopefully in the future just to keep it waxed.. I did the front and rear caps, by hand, and these old shoulders can’t take anymore! Thanx

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Old 08-08-2019, 12:50 AM   #2
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I too am very fond of my Milwaukee tools, but also have several Ryobi tools, a thickness planer I have had for quite a few years, a couple other tools, including a 10" sliding miter saw just purchased a couple days ago for a project we have going on at Becky's Dad's property. They are quality tools, and should give you a long service life.
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When a tool is required, I kinda evaluate by planned usage. Occasional use, maybe non-Milwaukee is ok. Batteries are nice but sometimes corded is so much less. So sometimes I but a Discount House tool and it lasts three times, it ok to throw away …
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:23 AM   #4
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I wrecked my right shoulder in 2007 waxing my Monty. Now only use someone else to do that stuff even though I still think MAYBE I could--but then look at my golf clubs and the idea fades!
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I have a plethora of Ryobi 18 volt tools and carry quite a few with me when camping. It's surprising how often I need them for me or to help someone else.

I'm a big fan of Ryobi and all my tools have worked great. I wouldn't hesitate to get the buffer. If you were a full time detailer using the thing all day every day then it might not be the right choice. Otherwise have at it.

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:56 PM   #6
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Thanx all, gonna start trying it tomorrow.

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:34 AM   #7
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Let us know how it works. Except for cordless drill, I'm not been a big fan of battery operated tools yet with a few giving up battery life in mid job.

The 2-3 Ryobi corded tools that I have work well though do prefer Bosch as they seem to run nice and smooth, especially compared to the new DeWalt cordless drill I recently bought. Milwaukee tools have always been out of my price range
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:09 PM   #8
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I use my buffer all the time. Great results. I love it for the nose cap it really makes it shine

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:07 PM   #9
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I only have a cordless drill but all my other tools have a cord. Nothing like having to stop and change a battery. i do however have a couple drills with cords. Depending on the job determine which tool to grab.I use my buffer all the time on my cars so I have this one.
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