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  1. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    I have a cordless Bosch grinder that I use when I can for cuts and mitred edges. It’s great and I love it. However, it is not a variable speed grinder. I would like to get a grinder to put polishing / sanding pads on to finish edges. I believe this will give a better finish and quicker than the hand pads. What is a good value variable speed grinder to do do this?
     
  2. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
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  4. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you both. Just confuse things more. Am I best off getting a wet or dry polisher? I do t mind laying out a bit more for something that will be more versitile. For example bullnose / finishing edges on travertine and stone as well as ceramic / porc. What other polishing / finishing kit do you guys use.
     
  5. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I use the Bosch for everyday dry polish/mitre etc but I have a Flex variable wet polisher specially for stone. If you don’t do a lot of stone then just get dry pads for Bosch
     
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  6. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Brill. I don’t do a lot of stone to be honest. But I am doing my own bathroom next month and plan to use travertine or stone so that I can have a practice / use materials I don’t use that often.
     
  7. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
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  8. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you. Any suggestions as to dry pads?
     
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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  9. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I have a Flex variable speed grinder/polisher.

    I use dry pads. The full set.
     
  10. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Hi Waluigi. Can the flex you have be used wet and dry?
     
  11. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Any polisher can be used wet and dry, you just need the right pads. However the polisher I have isn’t a specific wet polisher. It doesn’t have a water attachment but neither does the Bosch variable speed recommended earlier. I think it depends on how far you want to go with it all.
     
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  12. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Thank you for that. That makes sense. I do very little stone but I want to get better at it. I think what I will do is. Get the Bosch then get wet or dry pads for use depending on the situation. Wet means wet with a sponge. Keep disk and surface moist ? How much was your flex?
     
  13. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    About £200

    Wet polishing is more than a sponge. It’s a continuous stream of water. I’m no expert on wet poslishing though but have seen my stone mason do it a few times.
     
  14. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Can your flex do that if you wanted to?
     
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I would assume so if I bought some wet pads and added a stream of water.
     
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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
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