Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Ryobi Speed Detail Polisher Polishing

Ryobi 18V ONE+ 3 in. Variable Speed Detail Polisher and Sander

Ryobi 18V 3″ Detail Polisher/Sander Brings Back Your Ride’s Sparkle The Ryobi ONE+ 3″ 18V variable-speed detail polisher and sander looks like another first for the Home Depot-exclusive brand. This tool fills a gap in the Ryobi line of automotive detailing solutions. It also nicely complements their existing line of cordless polishers. This compact 3″ […]

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” […]

DeWalt 7-Inch Polisher

DeWalt Cordless 7-inch Polisher DCM849P2

DeWalt Cordless 7-inch Polisher Gives You Freedom in the Shop The new DeWalt Cordless 7-inch polisher (model DCM849P2) has the sort of power and performance that tackles cars, headlights, windshields, fiberglass, gelcoat, and glass applications. But, because it cuts the cord, you don’t have to worry about marking up your work surface or being confined […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita XOP02 polishing Porche 924 hood

Makita 18V Random Orbit Polisher with Dual Action Review XOP02

The Makita 18V Random Orbit Polisher with Dual Action is packed full of features that make the work of any professional auto detailer shine. It did a fantastic job on a recent Porsche restoration. It should also be forgiving enough for DIYers to use it on their projects. Pros Random orbit with forced rotation or […]

Makita 18V Brushless 6-inch Polisher XOP02T

Makita 18V Cordless 6-inch Polisher XOP02T

If a good auto or marine detailer is the artist, then the polisher is his or her brush. The Makita 18V Cordless 6-inch polisher (XOP02T) uses a brushless motor and includes a dual-action random orbit and Finish mode. It can provide either random orbit with forced rotation or free rotation. Coupled with a 5-speed design, […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Flex XC 3401 Flex Orbital Polisher

Flex Orbital Polisher: 6-Inch XC 3401 VRG

Flex is a German company producing several lines of products, but are most well known for their finishing tools. In today’s case, we’re looking more closely at a Flex Orbital Polisher. This one is found under the model number Flex XC 3401 VRG and is a 6-inch design with a mechanical orbiting action. Being German, Flex […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
FLEX Pipe Polisher Sander LRP1503 Boa Video Review

FLEX Pipe Polisher Sander LRP1503 Boa Video Review

If you fabricate or work with stainless pipe, such as handrails, then you need a tool that can handle your finish work. The FLEX Pipe Polisher Sander is aptly named the Boa. It wraps around pipe, like a snake, to sand and polish more than 180-degrees at a time. Polishing stainless handrails are made easy […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee Cordless Polisher Sander M12 Video Review

Milwaukee Cordless Polisher Sander M12 Video Review – 2438-20

Detailing cars is not always about hoods, trunks (bonnets and boots for our UK friends) and other large areas. There are many areas that would typically require hand rubbing/polishing because the five or six-inch pad of the polisher won’t fit. These areas are a great fit for the Milwaukee cordless polisher sander. This polisher is […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Festool DTS 400 EQ and Festool RTS 400 EQ Random Orbit Sander

Festool DTS 400 EQ Orbital Finish Sander

Sanding is one of those tasks that tend to be dull and boring for some, while therapeutic for others. Having used sanders across several classes, including cordless, I was curious what Festool had to offer with these smaller finish sanders over the course of the long day. First Impressions The first thing you’ll notice about […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita Polisher 7-inch 9237C Video Review

Makita Polisher 7-inch 9237C Video Review

Makita’s 9237c 7-inch polisher is made for the professional. This rotary polisher has the horsepower to cut through the toughest finish with the harshest of products. When we have a vehicle with serious blemishes in the finish, this is the polisher that we reach for. Whether we are using a wool pad with compound or […]