Automotive Tool Reviews

Metabo Automotive Polisher PE 15-20 RT


Metabo Auto Polisher Aims for Perfection

The Metabo PE 15-20 RT Variable Speed High Torque Automotive Dry Polisher seems to offer lots of power, flexibility, and control. Metabo tells us that it has the ideal speed range to tackle paint and automotive surfaces. In fact, the company joined together with a “major sports car manufacturer” to come up with a polisher that has both the muscle and the finesse to put the perfect finish on any painted surface.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Metabo PE 15-20 RT
  • 13 Amp motor
  • 133 in-lbs of torque
  • Planetary gearing
  • Stepless variable speed trigger and variable speed settings range from 0-300 rpm up to 0-1,900 rpm
  • Noise: 80 dBA
  • VTC technology maintains speed under load
  • Overload protection, LED display, soft start, lock-on switch, and restart protection
  • Price: Around $456.29

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Key Features

The 7-inch Metabo Automotive Polisher has a 13-amp motor with planetary gearing that reaches up to 133 in-lbs of torque. It features both a stepless variable-speed trigger and a variable speed dial. With the two cascading speed systems, it delivers anywhere from 0-300 to 0-1,900 RPM.

Plus, with Metabo’s Vario-tacho-constamatic (VTC) electronics, the automotive polisher maintains that RPM setting under load.

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The Metabo PE 15-20 RT features overload protection with an LCD display that keeps the motor from burning out after prolonged use. A soft-start feature gives you a smooth and precise startup. For continuous use, Metabo provides a lock-on switch. And, in the event of a power interruption, the polisher has restart protection to prevent the tool from accidental startup.

Metabo Automotive Polisher PE 15-20 RT

We’re familiar with the narrow grip on this polisher, and it should provide comfortable and precise handling. You also get a nice rubberized front gear housing. It’s quiet, too. Even at its highest speed, the Metabo automotive polisher only hits around 80 dBA.

Metabo Automotive Polisher Specs

  • Model: Metabo PE 15-20 RT
  • Rated input power: 1,500 W
  • Output power: 1,000 W
  • No-load speed: 0–300/1,900 RPM
  • Revolutions at rated load: 1,870 RPM
  • Torque: 133 in-lbs
  • Spindle: 5/8″ – 11 UNC
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
  • Cord length: 13 ft.
  • Price: ~$456.29
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