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encapping with random orbital palm buffer

March 26 2012 at 12:16 PM
 

 
has anyone tried encapping stiars or uph with a random orbital palm buffer?Or should try a different tool?

 
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Re: encapping with random orbital palm buffer

March 26 2012, 1:35 PM 

Hey Derek

That's what I use in residential. I use it with microfiber towels. Works like a charm!

Phillip Newell
Clean Image Carpet Care
www.cleanimagecarpetcare.com

 
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pads?

March 26 2012, 2:10 PM 

which pads do you use? Do you use the palm buffer on stairs & uph...which model and brand would you suggest?

 
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Derek

Re: pads?

March 26 2012, 3:27 PM 

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while i haven't used the smaller hand orbital as pictured above (i still have one that i've only used a few times from years ago), i do use a larger 2-handed orbital tool as pictured below. it cleans stairs great from my experience. for the hard to reach areas, a hand-brush, towel and elbow grease work nicely happy.gif

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hope that helps some. perhaps others have more input for you.

 
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David

Re: pads?

March 26 2012, 7:05 PM 


 
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Re: pads?

March 28 2012, 6:02 AM 

I use an 8 inch modedl to allow me enough room to get the riser between stairs

 
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Anonymous

Re: encapping with random orbital palm buffer

March 28 2012, 6:01 AM 

This is my primary stair method. I used to get pads from Argo but they have since gone the way of the Dodo. It is a fast method. I use Tuway pads now.

 
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Mike

Oreck Orbitor

March 28 2012, 10:08 PM 

I use an Oreck Orbitor for stairs,works great!

 
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Duane

Oreck Orbiter

April 12 2012, 9:04 PM 

My opinion, The oreck orbiter is the way to go for doing steps,you can use all types of bonnets including fiberplus pads.I modified the pad driver with velcro because it has plastic teeth that makes the pads very hard to get off.What we do is stand above the step your cleaning & work below your feet, you can even let it swivel down over the lip or the edge of the steps - works awsome ! If you decide to get one get the 3/4 horse the 1/2 horse is under powered & wanders all over ,with no control of it. Hope this helps..

 
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Duane

Oreck Orbiter

April 12 2012, 9:05 PM 

My opinion, The oreck orbiter is the way to go for doing steps,you can use all types of bonnets including fiberplus pads.I modified the pad driver with velcro because it has plastic teeth that makes the pads very hard to get off.What we do is stand above the step your cleaning & work below your feet, you can even let it swivel down over the lip or the edge of the steps - works awsome ! If you decide to get one get the 3/4 horse the 1/2 horse is under powered & wanders all over ,with no control of it. Hope this helps..

 
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Duane

Oreck Orbiter

April 12 2012, 9:07 PM 

My opinion, The oreck orbiter is the way to go for doing steps,you can use all types of bonnets including fiberplus pads.I modified the pad driver with velcro because it has plastic teeth that makes the pads very hard to get off.What we do is stand above the step your cleaning & work below your feet, you can even let it swivel down over the lip or the edge of the steps - works awsome ! If you decide to get one get the 3/4 horse the 1/2 horse is under powered & wanders all over ,with no control of it. Hope this helps..

 
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