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Swani21

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I just bought my first portable cleaner and now I'm looking at purchasing a 175. I will primarily be using it to agitate, post bonnet and encapsulation. I was originally thinking of buying a 12" oreck orbital but I came across this 175 by clean freak and I have a 5% off coupon. Please let me know what you think of this deal and what other pads, brushes and bonnets I may need.

http://www.cleanfreak.com/deals-pro...commercial-floor-buffer-cleaning-package.html
 

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Looks like a good deal. I just purchased a similar machine with no accessories. Paid $675.
 

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There are so many used ones out there. The new will quickly be worn off and it will be no better than the used ones you could have got for 25 percent of the cost. That being said, it is a good price for a new one and even at that price it's a value because of how useful they are. Just depends on what you want to spend. I use a 35 yr old one because it's made of metal, much heavier, and works better.
 

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That is a sweet deal. Yeah if you look around long enough you can find a use 175 but that can take awhile and it won't usually come with a shampoo tank (which are amazing when encapping or scrubbing down some prespray in a grungy apt or restaurant).
 

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What type of bonnet should I buy for post cleaning and also for encaping? Also what do you guys use to agitate?
 

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The great thing about a 175 is that they last forever, the one I use is 15 years old and I have one that over 20 years old. So buy what you like but check the weight and get the size motor you like, the better ones are a 11/2 horse and weight 90-110 lbs. a 1 horse motor works great and weighs less
 
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Powr-flite has good deals on 175s too.
 
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What type of bonnet should I buy for post cleaning and also for encaping? Also what do you guys use to agitate?
See vlm section. There are few threads on bonnets and post bonnet recently.


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Like Jose said, check powerflite.
Their 175 has the same parts as the one your shopping...
Powerflite also has a great selection on brushes and drivers...
Grit brush is a must for tile
Vegetable brush is a must for dirty residential
Nylon brush is a must for wool and area rugs
 

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Powr-flite has good deals on 175s too.
Thanks for the suggestion it looks like Powr-flite may possibly be cheaper even after buying everything individually because of shipping. Thanks for the post!
 
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Thanks for the suggestion it looks like Powr-flite may possibly be cheaper even after buying everything individually because of shipping. Thanks for the post!
Check the clearance too, sometimes they have demos even cheaper.
 

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Like Jose said, check powerflite.
Their 175 has the same parts as the one your shopping...
Powerflite also has a great selection on brushes and drivers...
Grit brush is a must for tile
Vegetable brush is a must for dirty residential
Nylon brush is a must for wool and area rugs
yes powrflite gives you tons of options for drivers, tanks, brushes, pads, plus they have very good warranties and they stand by their products.
 

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Looks like a good deal.
 

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I just ordered my 175 from Powr-flite it was 570$ shipped. I ordered all my accessories from cleanfreak. Thanks for the info everyone!
 

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that is a soft brush, in my opinion you wont like it for long,,, but it has its uses so learn to scrub with it but get a pad driver so you can use pad to clean carpets with too.
I also bought a pad driver, several different style bonnets along with blue, red and white buff pads.
 

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your gonna love scrubbing with the blue scrub pads, they clean up the nastiest crap like a charm.
 

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