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Cameron RDS

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Here's a stupid thought.....Buy the Powr-Flight for $100. then sell it back to the pawn shop for $50. if you don't like it. Cheaper than driving an hour and renting one.
Perfect idea. Although I'll probably keep it. Any idea if it is easy to get brushes for these machines. I'd like to buy a soft carpet brush, but I honestly don't know anything about pad drivers. If you want a laugh, it took me about 15 minutes to realize that red brush was a bonnet driver hahah. I was thinking for the longest time it was to stiff for anything haha.
 

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I have to hit the sack guys. Gotta get up at 0400 to drive my wife to Tampa International Airport. Yippie.

Let us know what you buy Cameron. (y)
Be safe, I hate those early morning flights! But I usually would book em Lol. Going to Montreal next week, the wife made sure it was a 2pm flight. Lol. Be safe Old Vet!
 
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Perfect idea. Although I'll probably keep it. Any idea if it is easy to get brushes for these machines. I'd like to buy a soft carpet brush, but I honestly don't know anything about pad drivers. If you want a laugh, it took me about 15 minutes to realize that red brush was a bonnet driver hahah. I was thinking for the longest time it was to stiff for anything haha.
Maybe you should just bite the bullet, get a new one, get the carpet brush, other attachments you may want, then use it daily!
 

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Perfect idea. Although I'll probably keep it. Any idea if it is easy to get brushes for these machines. I'd like to buy a soft carpet brush, but I honestly don't know anything about pad drivers. If you want a laugh, it took me about 15 minutes to realize that red brush was a bonnet driver hahah. I was thinking for the longest time it was to stiff for anything haha.
Brushes ?? Sure !! From Powerflite and maybe 1,000 other places too !!
No worries brother , that's why we're here to help you . Wish you were close by me because I could fill your van with everything you would need in a minute !!
I've rehabbed , bought and sold a lot of 175's and other equipment . Let us know how you make out .
All the Best, Ed
 

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Brushes ?? Sure !! From Powerflite and maybe 1,000 other places too !!
No worries brother , that's why we're here to help you . Wish you were close by me because I could fill your van with everything you would need in a minute !!
I've rehabbed , bought and sold a lot of 175's and other equipment . Let us know how you make out .
All the Best, Ed
Appreciate it bunches Ed!
 

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Here's a stupid thought.....Buy the Powr-Flight for $100. then sell it back to the pawn shop for $50. if you don't like it. Cheaper than driving an hour and renting one.
That's a good idea too.

Let us know what you get and pictures of the job you use it on would be great too!
 
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Perfect idea. Although I'll probably keep it. Any idea if it is easy to get brushes for these machines. I'd like to buy a soft carpet brush, but I honestly don't know anything about pad drivers. If you want a laugh, it took me about 15 minutes to realize that red brush was a bonnet driver hahah. I was thinking for the longest time it was to stiff for anything haha.

Brushes are pretty easy to come by. We carry several for stripping VCT, cleaning tile & grout and for carpet. Plenty of other sources as well. Used brushes may still spin but they may be so worn that don't the job done very well. New brushes can be expensive, maybe as much as you pay for a used machine. But they will last a long time and get the work done properly.
 

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Perfect idea. Although I'll probably keep it. Any idea if it is easy to get brushes for these machines. I'd like to buy a soft carpet brush, but I honestly don't know anything about pad drivers. If you want a laugh, it took me about 15 minutes to realize that red brush was a bonnet driver hahah. I was thinking for the longest time it was to stiff for anything haha.
Cameron don't buy a soft carpet brush,, they suck ass,,, Buy a poly brush the stiffer the better and don't break it in,,, if you have to run it for 20 seconds on concrete then it should spin,,, to me a broke in brush is ruined and too soft
 

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Brushes are pretty easy to come by. We carry several for stripping VCT, cleaning tile & grout and for carpet. Plenty of other sources as well. Used brushes may still spin but they may be so worn that don't the job done very well. New brushes can be expensive, maybe as much as you pay for a used machine. But they will last a long time and get the work done properly.
where do yall keep your brushes at Scott, the interlink here only carries them online.... so I guess im gonna have to get a new one online,,, I kinda wanted to hold one in my hot hands to see if I liked it or not
 

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Consider an Oreck Orbiter. It's basically a 13" orbital buffer that you can get cotton bonnets, Tile brushes, carpet brushes and more. I can carry it with one hand and it's very versatile. At $288 shipped, it's worth every penny. It's on Amazon. Not sure if it will. Allow me to post the link. Search ORB550MC.



 

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where do yall keep your brushes at Scott, the interlink here only carries them online.... so I guess im gonna have to get a new one online,,, I kinda wanted to hold one in my hot hands to see if I liked it or not
The products in each branch store are what sells locally. We stock over 8,000 items at some of our stores and have over 50,000 available. We just can't put every item in every store. No one could find anything and the sales staff would have no idea what some of the items were.
 

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The products in each branch store are what sells locally. We stock over 8,000 items at some of our stores and have over 50,000 available. We just can't put every item in every store. No one could find anything and the sales staff would have no idea what some of the items were.
thank you !! ill order it and have it shipped to the store so the sales clerk can see what I was talking about...
 

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I bought a 17" Malish black stripping brush on Amazon from Gunn Brush Co. for $175
 

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Both items are good deals if they really are new or like new. The burnisher is high speed for polishing / buffing. If used wet to scrub or strip a floor you would be slinging liquid everywhere.
 
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If these check out okay make him an offer to take both . Now you have the equipment to expand your service list .
All the Best , Ed
Ed, can you explain to me what a burnisher is used for? Does it strip without liquid or?