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what size pads do you have? they should work just fine on a flex unless they are tiny.coolcobramatt said:I use a Porter Cable 7424, but if I had an extra $200 I would go with the Flex. I have too much invested in pads and backing plates to leave PC right now.
Justin said:what size pads do you have? they should work just fine on a flex unless they are tiny.
the 5.5 pads can be used. I use 6.5 and 7 on mine. they make a 4 3/8" backing plate. The flex comes with a 5.5" so if you just buy the 4 3/8" plate you would be good to go.coolcobramatt said:All but two are 5.5". I picked up two 3.5" and a matching backing plate last week though. I assumed the backing plates are different too and once you add up all the required accessories I decided the jump was too expensive. My other 7424 is brand new still in shrink wrap. I was going to sell it with all the pads and backing plates for about $175, roughly $70 less than I paid. I liked the Flex as I have a bad back and anything that cuts my polishing time down makes better sense.
thats a hell of a deal!!!!coolcobramatt said:Ok Justin...I took the leap of faith. Ordered my 3401 yesterday, over the Rupes. I didn't want the biggest footprint, preferring to get a smaller pad for tighter areas. I sold my NIB 7424 in less than a day so my investment isn't too bad. I used a forum only discount to get the 20% and by phone they allowed me to use it even though polishers were excluded. I scored the 3401 kit with some PInnacle pad rejuvenator and conditioner along with a free Flex bag for $295 shipped. I feel like I made out like a bandit. ;D