Variable speed polisher is really a generalization for numerous types of car buffers and polishers. From orbital to rotary, picking the best polisher will be about matching up your world to the buffer that best meets your needs.
Unfortunately many of us are left to make decisions with partial information and find ourselves disappointed after the fact. Often we find ourselves lacking enough experience or knowledge to even ask the right questions in the first place. Finding a top rated car polisher that fits your world will not only affect your polishing effectiveness, but greatly affect whether you are even willing to use the tool or not!
The good news is that today, you have numerous choices of truly quality buffers and polishers. The bad news is that this will make the decision process that much more difficult. We will dissect the numerous variable speed polishers to see which one rises to the top and becomes your top pick of a quality car polisher.
Generally when people refer to a variable speed buffer or polisher, they are usually referring to what is traditionally called a rotary, high-speed, or circular polisher. These types of buffers have been around the longest and represent the widest spread of abilities, speeds, and performance.
It is also an area of surface car care that is filled with really bad information, and endless stories of burned paint edges, swirl marks, or holograms. These stories circulate in all areas of life and they make for really good headlines. Unfortunately, all this bad press prevents many from understanding just how useful these types of polishers can be in the right hands!
They allow a person to do what I call the heavy lifting of paint correction and car polishing in general. But just like the proverbial gun debate, buffers don't kill paint; people kill paint!
Let's break this down into a simple pros versus cons moment:
Based on the simple list above; the pros certainly out-weigh the cons. But I get it....all those damned horror stories of burned edges, swirl marks, or car paint damage in general!
"With the newest generation of variable high-speed car polishers and their super-low operating speeds, they can be as safe as any dual action, random orbital car polisher. It's just very few people are letting you know it."
That is correct!
Because the industry itself has responded by building some incredibly amazing dual action, orbital car polishers, most guys are easily seduced into buying one of these random orbital buffers, and never realize how much time they could be saving themselves if they take the time to learn how to use a rotary polisher.
Rather than repeat myself over and over in the individual reviews, I am saving my remarks for here at the end since all these buffers are a sure thing! Meaning, you just can't go wrong with any of these buffers. As far as high-speed polishers, all of these will perform at professional levels and unless you have the privilege of doing a true side by side comparison, you will like any of them, and you will get used to any idiosyncratic difference between them. Just like most every other area of life, you get what you pay for so please allow me to add the few remaining tips:
I hope this has helped open your eyes with greater understanding with which you can now make a more informed decision!