DEWALT 7 in. / 9 in. Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start-DWP849X - The Home Depot


Model # DWP849X

Internet # 203164128

7 in. / 9 in. Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start

DEWALT 7 in. / 9 in. Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start

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$176.73 / box


Model # DWP849X

Internet # 203164128

Store SO SKU # 1000469666

The DeWALT DWP849X 7 in. /9 in. variable speed polisher has a powerful, 12.0-amp, all ball-bearing construction motor for long life and durability. It has electronic control that maintains specified speed under load delivering the desired finish results. The conveniently located variable speed dial lets user set maximum speed from 0-600/3500 rpm for different materials and applications. It also has a variable speed trigger allows user to control speed from 0 to dialed maximum setting easily. It has heat-treated, precision-cut steel gears for smooth operation and external brush caps for easy servicing. The large spindle lock button allows for easy and quick backing plate changes. It also features a Wool Ingestion Shield that eliminates wool ingestion increasing tool life and reducing service costs and a non Mar rubber gear case cover that reduces surface imperfections and improves gripping surface. Includes Polisher, hook and loop backing pad bale and straight side handles.

  • 12.0 Amp, all ball-bearing construction
  • Variable speed dial
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Precision-cut steel gears
  • Wool ingestion shields
  • Non mar rubber gear case cover
  • Non Mar Rubber Gear Case Cover reduces surface imperfections and improves gripping suface
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Assembled Depth (in.)  21.73 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4.45 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  8.98 in  Product Depth (in.)  21.73 
Product Height (in.)  4.45  Product Width (in.)  8.98 
Amperage (amps)  12  Arbor Size  5/8 in.-11 
Color Family  Yellow  Cord Length (ft.)  10 
Corded Tool Type  Polisher  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  3500  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  10.16 lb  Random orbit  No 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Switch Type  trigger  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  90 day money back guarantee/1 year free service contract/3 year limited warranty 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by High Quality, Tough Construction I purchased this Dewalt DWP849X Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start last month for two jobs. First, I needed a 7 in, grinder to remove excess concrete on our patio slab for proper drainage. Standard grinders don't have soft start or variable speed which I needed for greater control of the $100 diamond grinding wheel. The DWP849X soft start, variable RPM, power and internal electronics to HOLD that RPM under load were invaluable and impressive. The unit sustained several days of grinding and sanding with the vibrations, dust, and heat generated from the heavy work loads. I covered the lint screen air intakes with a cotton cloth to filter some of the dust that wasn't blown away by my fans. It was the perfect grinder for the job. Afterwards, I cleaned the unit with compressed air, and she looks, starts, stops, and operates like new. Very tight and rugged unit. The primary purpose for the unit will be to clean, polish and buff our 26 gel-coat boat. I have no doubts that it will handle that duty with ease. The rubber head cover is a big plus and the large rounded head handle makes all the difference in control and user comfort. A great buy!! February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dewalt buffer delivers productivity The Dewalt buffer certainly held up to its description. Meeting all expectations and completion the job with no issues made my week. The Dewalt buffer was used for 3 days straight and preformed well during every hour of operation. April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT It does have a bit of a jump in RPM when you first start working with it. But in no time I was more than used to it and enjoyed working with several types of polishes and compounds. Great range of RPM's. All the power you'll ever need. March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by converted it to a wet grinder This grinder is awesome, you can run it hard for hours and it never even get hot. Makitas version of this ismt rated for quite as many amps and just cant take the heat.. I let the smoke out of one right before i bought the dewalt. The cord is two feet longer than makitas and a heavier gauge right where it goes into the handle the sleeve is thicker and doesnt delaminate quite like the makita did and i like the filters on the vents that kept all the material out of the motor. I would definately buy it again given the choice between this and any other grinder November 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good purchase The polisher Works great, it has a sottstart feature, and also it can keep a constant speed without load or under load... Sincé it has a hook & loop pad, It's kind of difficult to center the buffing pad... You'll see that the polisher kind of jumps when polishing at moderate speeds and higher.... September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good polisher ..... except I've used it for a few months, and the polisher seems to work as advertised and the normal grinding/sanding discs work fine.The exception is the hook/loop polishing head, which I didn't try to use until today. It doesn't have the correct thread to fit on the spindle. Since most of the polisher/grinders like this use the same spindle size, it makes you wonder. I'm going to see if Home Depot/Dewalt will replace it as a warranty issue. November 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dewalt DWP849X is poorly advertised and is an incomplete tool as sold. This product is stated as a 7 in. and 9 in. polisher, but does not have any 9 in. pad. Dewalt does not offer a hook and loop polishing bonnet to go with the 7 1/2" hook and loop pad provided. I bought your bonnets, and that required me to buy an additional 7 1/2" rubber pad (dw4990). Your bonnet do not work with the hook and loop pad provided. If I want to use a 9" bonnet, I will have to purchase more accessories. The only hook and loop bonnet that might work is provided by Makita. April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buffer Great product! Like the speed dial rather than numbers. soft start works like a charm for picking up a bead. August 20, 2014
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