View Full Version : Dewalt Polisher DW 849

04-21-2009, 08:11 AM
I was looking in Craig's thread about polishers and gelcoat repair. I found the Dewalt(B&D) Polisher for $152 that normally runs about $199. I've never used this polisher so I don't know if it's any good I just saw it for a lower price.

It's at costal tools.


04-21-2009, 08:34 AM
Did you see this:
"NOTE: The DW849 Polisher does not come with the hook & loop backing pad needed for polishing."

04-21-2009, 08:48 AM
Did you see this:
"NOTE: The DW849 Polisher does not come with the hook & loop backing pad needed for polishing."

No wonder it is a deal....

04-21-2009, 08:50 AM
I've seen a Makita variable speed with H&L for about $180. DeWalt may have accessories for this, too.

04-21-2009, 08:56 AM
Yeah you can purchase the 6 or 7in H&L for $22 bucks for it. I've seen the polisher for $199 without it.

So, $174 with the H&L when it seems like most stores are selling the polisher for $199 without it.

Yeah, so it's a deal, I guess....

I own 18% of costal tools as well. :rolleyes:

04-21-2009, 09:05 AM
My buddy has this Dewalt polisher, he loves it.

My Vector machine did not come with a hook and loop pad either, they are fairly cheap compared to the machine so I wouldn't make a decision based on it.

This DeWalt actually has a similar weight and feel (and even color) as my Vector. I haven't really used my machine yet though so I cannot comment on how well it holds up compared to the DeWalt.

My intuition tells me that the DeWalt would be the way to go if you were going to use it fairly often, but for once or twice a year jobs it may not be worth the extra coin.

04-21-2009, 09:53 AM
We sell these Dewalts and yea this is a good one at a good price...variable speed and 8 amps our cost is like $190...I got a real nice Clarke variable speed polisher from Summit for around $70 that is perfect for my needs

04-21-2009, 10:00 AM
I bought the Dewalt 849 from properboatcare.com last year for $199.95. The same price they have it for now. Backing plates currently run $15.95-$22.95. Personally I love mine. It is very smooth as long as you center your wool pad on the backing plate correctly. It's also nice to have 16 different speed settings from 1,000-3000rpm.