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post #1 of 5 Old 08-19-2015, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Buffer Head for Drill

Hello All,

New to the forum, but I think I will be needing experienced suggestions now that I'm getting into furniture restoration. I saw a video on Youtube that showed how they used Howard Restor-A-Finish on used wood furniture. I saw the presenter use a very find fiber buffer head for his drill. I cannot find a buffer head anywhere on-line. Its a large and appears to really do a good job on larger areas. Plus its plush enough to do curved areas. Does anyone know where I can order a few of these buffer heads?

This is the Youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LmetydOUYY

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-20-2015, 12:48 AM
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Hello All,

New to the forum, but I think I will be needing experienced suggestions now that I'm getting into furniture restoration. I saw a video on Youtube that showed how they used Howard Restor-A-Finish on used wood furniture. I saw the presenter use a very find fiber buffer head for his drill. I cannot find a buffer head anywhere on-line. Its a large and appears to really do a good job on larger areas. Plus its plush enough to do curved areas. Does anyone know where I can order a few of these buffer heads?

This is the Youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LmetydOUYY

Thanks much,
The Judge
Holy crap! Do not do anything that guy shows! Did you see him lose control of that drill as it drove over the edge? Steel wool, magic potions and the incorrect power tool, this is a recipe for disaster. None of this is necessary or recommended for cleaning and polishing furniture. There are good YouTube videos and complete idiots, you need to be able to recognise the difference and use a little common sense.
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Something like this would be better.

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Okay, the guy filmed a video with a cell prone held vertical. That alone should raise questions on his credibility. Beyond that, using any sort of buffing head to 'restore' an old finish seems like a horrible idea. Even if everything works perfect you'd still be left with a surface that would be inferior to what you'd get with an actual, dirt cheap buffer, or even polishing compound and a rag. It won't work perfectly though, what's more likely to happen is you'll burn through the finish and the pad will catch on the corners, ripping the drill out of your hand and sending it across the shop.

You want to restore furniture, thats not the way to do it. Maybe if you were buffing metal, but not wood. Get a buffer like hwebb posted, $20 at Walmart and won't screw up your piece

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That fellow wouldn't touch ANY of my furniture.
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