The Rupes TA50 Mini Random Orbital Polisher touts a spec-sheet reminiscent of a high performance F1 racing engine! Random orbital machines have been around for decades, but this one is appealing because it is small, lightweight, and spins its backing plate lightning-fast.
The performance limits of this compact tool are not yet known, but rest assured: there's a grip o' guys out there ready to run it like they stole it.
The Rupes TA50 dances the Two-step.
This machine simultaneously creates two separate motions that combine to deliver a fantastic polishing result. How does it work? I'll attempt to explain.
If you were to grab ahold of the TA50's backing plate and give it a flick in either direction, the backing plate would free-spin, eventually coming to rest. The backing plate is able to rotate freely and at a random rate because it is bolted into a bearing-mounted spindle. As you fire up the TA50, its motor force-drives the backing plate along a tiny orbital path. Dynamic factors including speed, pressure, friction, bearing load, and orbit size combine to determine the frequency and direction of backing plate rotation.
All Rupes products sold by Auto Obsessed are fully warranted and authorized to be sold in Canada. In addition parts can also be purchased through Auto Obsessed.