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.
Heres a few pics..
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