Gear Driven Polisher - Pads

Also know as "Forced Rotation Dual-Action Polishers"

The main characteristic of a forced rotation dual-action polisher that makes it different from a standard dual-action polisher is that the forced rotation machine WILL NOT STOP SPINNING, no matter how much pressure you put on it.  This creates a true combination of the power of rotary polishing and the safety of orbital motion.  The continual spinning or rotating helps create heat and friction like a simple rotary polisher but the continual oscillation prevents that heat and friction from building up too much in one area.

These machines are sometimes called “gear-driven” because they are rotated not by a spindle but by a toothed gear that forces both orbit and rotation.  This creates a very consistent (instead of random) pattern that yields more aggressive results.  You simply cannot stop either motion with pressure. 

Now, because the forced rotation unit has more power, it IS possible to overheat paint with a forced rotation D-A, but it will take quite a bit longer than a rotary polisher.

So, the forced rotation dual-action polisher is great for heavy paint correction as well as final finishing.  Some might argue that it is a bit “too much machine” for the simple act of wax/sealant application, but it is certainly possible to do so, making the forced rotation dual-action machine a great choice if you can only afford one polisher.  Most detailing professionals will eventually have more than one type of polisher in their collection so as to be able to approach any job with a tool that has the best advantages for that job.