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Ingersoll Rand Cordless Polisher G1621 Video Review


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Polishing tough to reach areas on expensive cars now causes less stress and made much easier with the addition of the Ingersoll Rand G1621 cordless polisher.

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Using cordless tools for detailing cars is something I sneered at for years, but times are a changing. This is especially true as of recent, since I started using the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7″ Polisher and now this Ingersoll Rand cordless polisher and sander (model: G1621). Not only has it worked well for me detailing cars, but it has also deemed itself useful for doing odd jobs using a scotch-brite pad and sanding disc on the included backing plates. As with typical detail shops, Michael’s Auto Detailing sometimes requires our mechanic skills as well. I could easily get used to leaving these cords behind.

The Ingersoll Rand cordless polisher size allows for use in the tightest spaces. Some areas where I find the most benefit, other than the typical headlight polish and restorations, is with my customer’s classic cars and hotrods. many of the older cars have larger fenders with creases where the fenders meet back at the body. With my typical 6″ or 7″ polishers, we risk scuffing the paint or hitting the body with the machine itself. Customers seem to frown upon blemishes in their $100K+ show cars. With the G1621, I can easily work this tool around and in those creases and work around the wheel openings without risk of bruising the finish or panel.

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Ingersoll Rand Cordless Polisher Features

  • 2-speed gearbox: Low-2,200 RPM and High-7,600 RPM
  • Quick-change spindle lock
  • 12V r2.0 batteries with fuel gauge
  • Variable-speed trigger switch
  • Impact and chemical resistant housing
  • Limited-lifetime warranty
  • Ergonomic grip – patent-pending soft mount system reduces vibration
  • Includes side handle – left or right hand operation
  • Trigger lock
  • Electronic controls – overload protection

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Final Words

I have now added another brand of tool to my tool collection, thanks to the Ingersoll Rand cordless polisher. Even though it’s only a 12-volt tool, the G1621 has proven to be more than powerful enough to accomplish the polishing tasks at hand. I can quickly see that we’ll find more tasks for the G1621 in the days ahead.

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