Originally Posted by bturner2
I second the Porter Cable. I've owned one for about 5 years and use the heck out of it. Hard to believe it still works like the day I bought it. If you do decide to buy one I'd recommend getting the one with the longer cord and also taking them up on the bundled pad offer. The only real complaint I have about this system is the cost of the pads but in all fairness they will last quite a long time if you take care of them and wash them.
Dittos on the longer cord. Having a shorter cord on my cheaper polisher drove me crazy from always catching on the trailer or the tire.