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Looks like ive got me a free Flex Rotary!

I do Architectural Metalwork, mainly stainless steel stuff and was surprised the other day when we got a new pipe sander/polisher and it turned out to be a Flex machine. It was only a few days before i first seen the L503vr Rotary on another site and couldnt help notice the similarities. The rotary is identical apart from obviously it doesnt have the cast arms and the 3 wheels.
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Heres the type of thing we use them for...




Anyway the next day as soon as i got to work i set about removing the central wheel to see if there was an M14 thread to locate a backing plate. Upon removal there was exactly that!




Also i looked at the rpm and theyre the same as the rotary.



As you can see also the 2 allen bolts that hold on the arms can be removed and thats where the handle goes if you want it on.


Obviously i wont have that option but on a weekend i can take the machine home and use it as a rotary:buffer::buffer: Typical, ive just bought a silverline silverstorm from amazon aswell. I know the lowest rpm seems fast but i know someone who uses that machine and has no bother.

For the record the Rotary is £278 and our machine is £750!! £450 for a snazzy cast arm and 3 rubber roller skate wheels

Thanks for looking, Phil



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That is a mad looking contraption
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Doesn't suprize me that the design is repackaged for different uses! Just a gutter you got your silverline! Nice to know you got a bargain thought! But another and put the arms on and sell it to your bosses
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Doesn't suprize me that the design is repackaged for different uses! Just a gutter you got your silverline! Nice to know you got a bargain thought! But another and put the arms on and sell it to your bosses
Thing is though mate by the looks of it the arms are around £450! The flex is defo the same as it has the same model no as the lads i mentioned. Dont regret buying the Silverline one bit mate and as i mentioned the lowest speed on the Flex does seem a bit high in comparison. Watch this space.
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