Originally Posted by bansheerider
The G110 is the older model. Is that the one you're referring to? Or are you talking about the V2?
I have a G110 ( not the V2 ) in the basement. I bought it due to the rave reviews on it. I was replacing a PC that was liberated from the shop.
In using the G110 against my old PC, I was not impressed at all. I think it got the reviews based upon the name only. That or the people reviewing it had one of the old 10" orbital buffers from Autozone for a comparison.
The old PC feels like it is coming unglued, and I have already gone through a set of motor brushes in it. It did more than its fair share of scribing cabinets.
I have an old Cyclo ( an old Model 5 single speed ) as well. That is about only good for polishing, and even some of that it should not be used for ( 1 speed, all out ).
I made a dumb mistake and got a PC7424XP, as I was going to convert to the LC 1 Pad system. Should have RTFM, these are designed for a rotary. Mistake #2 ( 1st being buying the G110 ).
I went back and looked again to find something with more correcting to it ( sub rotary ).
I compared a ( good ) Rotary with the Dynabade adapter ( changes DA to fixed rotary off set with a push of a button ) vs a Flex 3401.
The Rotary with the Dynabrade, you can still stall the pad, the Flex Da you cannot ( forced rotation ).
So from someone owning a new G110 ( again not the V2 ) against a New PC 7424XP against a Flex; if you can afford the Flex, get it hands down.
I still like and use the PC, but for non serious defect correcting and spreading glaze & LSP, other wise I start out with the Flex ( and most of the time keep using it for the LSP ).
Few things with the Flex :
It is ~ 2.5x the cost of a GG or PC.
2. Pad system
There is a 4.375" and a 5" plate. Lake County is releasing a 4" - 6" quick change plate that is to cover 4-5-6 pads. This is on pre order sale at a few place for ~ 50.00, regular 60.00. no 3" option, if that is something you need.
3. It will spoil you for other machines, and if you are going with the Meg's MF system I have heard ( from reputable detail people ) that the Flex does not work the best with it, the PC, GG, G110V2 are better. I don't know why, I did not ask.
So if you can swing the price, and a 3" backing plate is not a big show stopper for you, go with the Flex.
For a test over the weekend, I took defects out of the top of the washer and dryer. I had no idea how bad they looked until I did a 50-50 on them.
If you want a great deal on that G110 collecting dust in my basement, let me know.