Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DYIDad Not great
Low RPM, fast battery drain. Maybe I used it for the wrong application. It did clean the paint off my baseboard heaters with patience
September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by al Polish to a shine!
Great product easy to use ! Comes with everything you need .
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CATMAN Portability is nice.
I use the sanding pad to remove gasket material when working on engines. Power is OK but the battery life seems short. Having the second battery gets me through this issue. It would be nice if it used a standard chuck instead of the fine thread receiver so other bits could be used as well.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BIGOVTX ALOT OF POWER IN A LITTLE PACKAGE
WORKS OUT REALLY GOOD FOR US WITH AREA WHERE NO ELECTRICITY IS AVAILABLE
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faisal Great brand, top quality/warranty, can’t go wrong.
I have been using this tool for polishing most of the time. From detailing the cars to cleaning large sized glass products, it has considerably reduced my work time. Fully charged battery gave me 10 minutes of run time, with both batteries you are looking at 20-25 minutes top.
This kit includes rightfully needed side handle which can be mounted on either side. With side handle, I had a lot better control on the spindle while engaged. Now it does have the trigger lock but that is to lock the trigger from accidental start. It would’ve been nice to also lock the trigger while it’s pressed and spindle engaged. I am getting older and my fingers felt fatigued from keeping the trigger pressed for longer period.
Given its size, it sure works great in small hard to reach surfaces. To replace any attachment or accessories, I do not need any tools, I love that.
I have used Milwaukee tools for years and I must say I’ve never been disappointed. For small scale tasks, this tool will be my primary preference.
With this brand, tool quality and warranty, you just can’t go wrong.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Powerful and Compact
Once again, I'm blown away by the power and quality that Milwaukee packs into their M12 tools. This polisher is great for detail work, and the sanding feature is a nice bonus too. If you're wondering, "Why not just grab a cordless drill and use a polishing attachment?" then take a second look a the operating speeds listed in the specs. Typical operating speeds for cordless drills are 500-1500 RPM, depending on the mode selected. This tool runs up to 2,800 RPM on polishing mode and 8,300 RPM on sanding mode.
The kit comes in a soft sided nylon case that seems to be well constructed. It's got Velcro straps for tool and accessory retention, as well as a mesh pocket for the polishing/sanding mandrels and polishing pads. The kit includes two M12 batteries, a charger, the tool, a removable side handle, a polishing mandrel, two foam polishing pads, a wool polishing pad, and a sanding mandrel. (The sanding mandrel is compatible with Roloc sanding discs, which aren't included with the kit.)
Getting everything set up is a snap. The batteries charge in under 30 minutes, and all the accessories can be installed without the need of tools. The shaft lock button is easy to use, but out of the way enough that you're not likely to press it while the tool is operating. The removable side handle can be installed on either the right or left side just by screwing it into the tapped holes. It sits at about a 110° angle from the main handle - just right for a providing a comfortable grip for two-handed control of the tool. The variable speed trigger is also easy to control, and really lets you fine-tune the speed the tool is operating at.
The first time I used the polisher, I covered about 9 sq ft with the yellow foam pad. Afterwards, the battery gauge was indicating between 1/2 and 3/4 charge remaining. Extrapolating that out to the rest of the battery life means that you should be able to heavily polish up to 30 sq ft per charge. Seeing that the batteries can be charged in under 30 minutes, you won't have to spend much time (if any) waiting for batteries to charge, even if you're operating it almost continually.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mcknzy Time will tell!
I'm on the fence on this one,It is a great polisher and sander for those hard to reach places where you cant get a full size tool.It is built like a tank and will last for years.
The only problem I see so far is the availability of accessorizes.The shafts on the polisher and sander are threaded so you cant go out and buy any 1/4 inch replacement.The sander is not hook and loop so you need adhesive paper unless you adapt it.
It works great and is rock solid but time will tell whether they get the accessories out there that we will need.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by virgoslirgo I give this M12 polisher 3 stars
This milwaukee cordless polisher is ok because its cordless lightweight & convenient. Downside is the run time on each battery charge between 15-20min and the buffing pad diameter is only 2inch compared to the standard buffing wheel size of 7inch. Paid $215 which i think is too much but i needed it.
December 17, 2014