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 Post subject: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 am 

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I was so damn sure the clarke fm is a 1.5 hp machine....but it's not. what buffer has a 1.5 hp motor?


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:06 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:30 am
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Bona DCS buffer? Clarke rs16?
This thing looks interesting! 2 motors!
http://www.lacasbona.com.ar/new/descarg ... iption.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:43 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:46 pm
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Location: Pontiac , Mi
Eco,

2 motors?
One is the buffer motor and the other one is the vacuum motor in the attached vacuum on the handle!

I have a Ceno buffer setup like that.

Johannes


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:37 pm 

Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:01 am
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Location: Derry, NH
Nubu,
Clarke 1600 Rotary Sander has a 1.5 hp motor. I have one and it is a beast- I love it but it is tough getting it into the van because it weighs a lot and I am not overly tall.
Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:03 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:46 pm
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Location: Pontiac , Mi
Nubu,

I like the power of the Clarke 1600 also (I would say the best overall buffer out there in that category), I have myself the Ceno Sandmaster cyclone (1 1/2 hp) which I also like a lot.

The most powerfull motor on a buffer is the 2 hp Ceno Cyclone MODEL XII-17 (Extreme II)
( http://www.floorsanding.com/xtreme2_rot ... buffer.htm ).
That unit should not bog down although I have never handled it.

Johannes


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:14 pm 

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:53 pm
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Thanks, guys! Well, I've found out my Clarke Fm is a 1.25 HP service factor machine(basically just 1 hp) and I start thinking if the diamabrush is not putting too much stress on it.I'd rather upgrade


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:17 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:23 pm
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Location: new york
I tried years ago when i got my ufo ;to use my fm1700. No way would it run that. I got the sander 1600 with baldor motor and its the best. runs the diamabrush as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:09 pm 

Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 7:14 pm
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Location: western new york (think Buffalo)
Nubu,

The diamabrush will run just fine on your buffer. I have a Hawk 2 speed (175/300 RPM) and I have used the DB on low speed, which is .75 HP. The buffer is 1.5 HP on high speed.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:57 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:22 pm
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Location: Vermont
Yup, Sander 1600. Baldor motor. Cant beat it. It is a beast to carry to the second floor! Remove the cord and save 20lbs and use it on the edger also. #less2carry


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:16 pm 

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:43 am
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elliot07 wrote:
> Yup, Sander 1600. Baldor motor. Cant beat it. It is a beast to carry to
> the second floor! Remove the cord and save 20lbs and use it on the edger
> also. #less2carry

Love that idea..


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 Post subject: Re: Floor buffer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:24 am 

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:30 am
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How much do those monster ceno buffers run?


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