Griot's Garage: Generations of Polishers

For over 30 years our mantra we live by is this quote from Sir Henry Royce: “Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn’t exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.”

We apply this to everything we do, every day. But few products express our commitment to it more than our orbitals.

In the early 1990s, only professional shops used machine polishing and for good reason. The abrasives they used, combined with heavy, direct-drive rotary tools, could quickly heat and destroy a car’s paint.

So, Sir Henry, what to do? “If it doesn’t exist, create it.” We began by formulating compounds and polishes that would not damage automotive paint. Then we combined these compounds with a low-temperature random orbital — in essence a woodworking tool — outfitted with a flexible baseplate and foam pads. The result was a system that even an inexperienced car enthusiast could use to refine automotive paint safely with stunning results.

That success was almost 30 years ago, but Sir Henry kept whispering. “Take the best that exists and make it better.” Over the years, with each generation of our orbitals, we’ve increased power, improved ergonomics, internals, bearings, gears, motor quality, and speed control. We have continually refined our orbitals and polishers to make paint perfection a fun and rewarding task. All of this work has culminated in our current growing lineup of 7 exclusive, private label tools. There is a model for every enthusiast level, from beginners to professionals.

Our full line of polishers include –

G9 Random Orbital Polisher is 9mm orbit with 1,000 watt motor equipped with 6” backing plate
G8 Random Orbital Polisher is 8mm orbit with 700 watt motor equipped with 2” and 3” backing plates
The BOSS™ Hybrid Micro Polisher is 13mm orbital drive system quipped with 1”, 2”, and 3” backing plates
G21 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher is 21mm orbit with 1,100 watt motor equipped with 6” backing plates
G15 Long-Throw Orbital Polisher is 15mm orbit with 1,100 watt motor equipped with 5” backing plates
G13 Mini Long-Throw Orbital Polisher is 13mm orbit with 700 watt motor equipped with 2” and 3” backing plates
GR3 Mini Rotary Polisher is 700 watt motor equipped with 1”, 2”, and 3” backing plates, and 2” and 3” extension shafts

We have worked tirelessly on every facet of the tool’s function, design, development, and testing to bring you the absolute best in the market. If it wasn’t the best, we wouldn’t have put our name on it!

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