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FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher Set

Set includes TWO 5 amp batteries and charger!

FLEX has been a titan in the detailing industry for almost a century and has received their fair share of praises throughout that time. The FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0’s durability, power, and stability all contribute to their incredible reputation, so much so in fact, that it seemed unlikely that it could be improved. But, as it turns out, it is absolutely possible!

FLEX aimed to achieve the same goal they successfully accomplished with their most recent tools; Mobility! The FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher is completely battery powered and free from the cord and all the hassle cords bring with them! You won’t have to worry about your cord dragging across the paint surface while you are buffing. You also won’t ever have to watch your footing or stop buffing to untangle yourself! The freedom that you will have to work around your car without having to constantly stop and check to see if your cord fell off your shoulder and onto the paint is a blessing you didn’t know you were missing out on!

While the cordless aspect of the FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher is certainly the most unique improvement FLEX made during the design of this machine, it is not the only one worth mentioning. They also re-designed the motor to operate without the use of brushes. Considering the brushes tend to be one of the part of your polisher that wear the quickest and are replaced frequently, being able to circumvent all that struggle and hassle allows you to focus less on your machine and more on your polishing! The FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher having a brushless motor also allows it to run much more efficiently, and a more efficient machine means a more efficient detail!

The FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher shares many positive traits with its corded ancestor that will certainly be of benefit to your paint correction. It is a gear-driven, dual-action polisher that will provide you with power comparable to a rotary polisher without the risk of holograms. In fact, for almost any paint correction job you do, you will be able to use the FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher from the compounding step to the waxing step without ever having to switch to a different polisher!

The FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher is even made to be a safer tool when working on paint that is particularly temperature-sensitive. Thanks to the optimized air flow in the machine, the motor and gears are kept cool. This greatly lowers the heat generation on the working surface of the polisher, and thus reduced heat on your paint’s surface as well!

With an ergonomically designed body and head, you won’t find yourself having to put down the FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher due to hand fatigue during use. The balanced, light-weight design of the FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher also makes it much less cumbersome to wield. Weighing in at just under 5 pounds without the battery in, you will be able to work even the vertical surfaces of your paint with ease!

Technical data:
• No-load rotational speed: 230-380 rpm
• No-load orbit speed: 4,600-7,600 opm
• Orbit length: 8mm
• Battery voltage: 18 V
• Battery capacity: 2.5/5.0 Ah
• Weight without battery: 4.61 lbs.


Set Includes:
FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher
(2) 5 amp Batteries
Battery Charger

Due to FAA regulations, Lithium Ion batteries and products containing Lithium Ion batteries cannot be shipped via Air Service. We can only ship this item via Ground Service.

FLEX XCE 8-125 18.0 Polisher Set

Our Price: $579.99
Item ID: FX-459-550
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
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Great buffer
Great buffer works well, highly recommend.
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First Forced Rotation DA
This is my first forced rotation DA that I've used in years. I have always steered clear of them from reading comments and other peoples opinions about the user experience. What a big mistake. This machine is incredible for paint correction. Especially on modern cars with lots of curvy body panel. My test subject was a bmw M2 competition. I polished it out last year with the Rupes DA's. The 15mm and the 3 inch random orbit DA. Every single body panel minus the roof on this car is either very curvy or loaded with kink's or even worse a mix of both. I was forced to use the 3" Rupes on over 50% of the car to avoid complete pad stalling. At times the 3" wasn't small enough to keep the pad rotating even on really big sections of the car like where the rear quarter panels meet's the door's. This forced me to have to go over sections 2 or 3 times. This helped push me to consider a gear driven machine.

After seeing an Autogeek video on youtube, as well as being a sucker for battery operated machines I decided to give the Flex gear driven DA a try. When I purchased this machine I was under the impression that I would be able to use it for a simple one step or paint cleaner considering its only battery powered. Turns out this was another poor assumption. Again working on the same M2 Competition this machine saved me a few hours of time and the headache of pad stalling. I was able to use 6" Rupes DA pads for the entire car minus the front bumper. Being able to go up on the edge of the pad on a DA machine (while also being effective) was a revolutionary change for me personally. Not one time did I switch over to the 3 inch machine. And not once was I looking for more correction power from this battery operated machine. Speed 4 was all that I needed to plow through the vehicle. And I was able to use the pad in all sorts of creative ways. 3/4 of the pad, half the pad, a quarter of the pad, the outside triangle edge only. It was an excellent experience.

Yes the machine does behave much differently than the Rupes long throw DA's, but within 10 minutes of using it I found that instead of putting 100% pressure flat on the pad I was able to favor about 80% pressure on one side of the pad no matter the direction I was moving in (I think on the side of the rotation) and the machine did not walk anywhere on me.

If you're like me and have avoided gear driven machines I highly suggest you reconsider. If you care about time this machine can and will effectively replace your entire fleet of large DA's. In over 10 years i've only written 2 or 3 reviews on this website. But I'm so impressed with this setup that I quickly wanted to come here to express my thoughts.
Pros- No cord. Within the first 5 minutes you will be sold on the idea. - Batteries produce consistent power the entire time until they are about 3 minutes to being completely spent - Charger and its excellent display that estimates its time left to charge - Fuel gauge on battery that estimates its charge - Gear driven power that allows you to go up on edge while also applying pressure, effectively allowing you to use a 6" pad is very tight areas that would require a smaller machine on a free spinning DA
Cons- Batteries are expensive, and no matter what anyone says are going to have to be thought of as a consumable wear item. They will need to be eventually replaced and have a life cycle of charges and discharges to them. Compared to a corded machine this setup is going to be a lot more expensive to upkeep over its life cycle. - Cordless was such an excellent experience that I was forced to purchase the Flex 3" machine :)
Oklahoma City
Great to be Free of Cords!
I purchased this to upgrade from my tried-and-true PC 7424. I wanted to switch to a forced rotation orbital and cordless. This thing is a joy to use! Battery life exceeded my expectations for power and duration. I ordered 2 extra batteries, but I'm thinking the two included with the buffer are sufficient. It has great build quality that feels very solid. I was concerned about the weight with the battery installed, but find that it is very balanced and not fatiguing.

My only knock would be the trigger when working on the roof of my car. Its a little cumbersome trying to operate the trigger lock when the buffer is positioned above my shoulders and horizontal. But really, I think this will just take some practice and don't really know of a better way
ProsCordless Great Power Build Quality
Kennett Square, PA
Flex Gear Driven 8-125
This was the replacement for my 5 year old Griots G21 Long Throw. What a difference, you can feel the quality unlike my old Chinese POS buffer. Powers through the worst dull paint, love the gear driven properties. So glad I cut the cord, can go anywhere not restricted by a power cord.
Excellent workmanship in this product.
ProsNo cord, lots of power
ConsIf there is one, its the loud charger to charge the batteries.
Powell Ohio
Great polishing tool
You won’t be disappointed