The Makita 9227 is a professional grade rotary machine that can be used for both polishing and sanding duties. It features an electronic variable speed control which gives operating speeds of between 600 – 3000 rpm and a powerful 10 amp motor which, along with the electronic speed control, maintains a constant speed under varying load pressures. The polisher measures a little over 23 inches in length, just over 10 inches in width, has a 7 inch diameter polishing head and weighs only 21 lbs which means you can really handle and control it properly, which is very important when using a rotary machine.
The Makita 9227 should only be used by experienced professionals or skilled car cleaning enthusiasts because unlike a dual action polisher, a rotary polisher has the potential to inflict damage quickly in the form of holograms, buffer trails and even burning through the paint. In the right hands however, this machine is very effective at removing all manner of unsightly scraches, swirl marks and surface defects and the rotary action gives it the capabilities of being able to restore your paintwork to a near perfect finish.
Other features of the Makita 9227 include a soft start for a smooth, controlled start up on the surface of the paintwork, a trigger locking button which will allow you to grip the machine better and prevent unnecessary stress and tension in your hands and fingers during longer polishing periods and a one year manufactures warranty should anything go wrong with your machine, though this is highly unlikely as this polisher is renowned for lasting years and years, even when used heavily on a regular basis and it is this in part, that has helped to make it such a successful product.
An excellent polisher that is the tool of choice for the professional car cleaner and detailer, the Makita 9227 is the ideal choice if you want to upgrade from your dual action machine to take your polishing the the next level and because of its proven design, light weight and ergonomic qualities it will not take much getting used to at all.