Great for someone new to Detailing
July 30, 2020
I've washed my vehicles for 30+ years but that was the extent of my experience. The G9 was easy to use and with the help of the tutorial videos on Autogeek and Griot's website I got great results on my 6 yr old truck. Couldn't be happier.
ProsEasy to use, great results
G9 Random Orbital Polisher
July 1, 2020
Great power, low vibration, speed control easy accessibility. Love the detachable cord.
ProsWeight and balanced
Very user-friendly DA
May 21, 2020
I purchased this polisher for my first ever paint correction, and it's very satisfying to use. If any issues arise in the future, hopefully the lifetime warranty would cover it. Also I ordered the 25 ft cord because the 10 ft it comes with is too short!
ProsEasy to use
Best polisher to bridge the gap between "enthusiast" and "professional"
May 2, 2020
Best polisher to bridge the gap between "enthusiast" and "professional". Professional durability and results with a consumer price. Warranty and quality are outstanding. Detachable snap-in cord was one of the best features. I had ZERO experience and I used this on my silver Land Rover and got amazing results doing correction with Griot's orange, polish with the black, and wax with the red foam pads. Make sure you buy the 5.5" conversion kit which includes the 5.5" backing plate and pads. I also bought a 3" backing plate and pads, and although this isn't recommended by Griot's, it worked very well for me and saved money from having to shell more on the G8.
, Boise, Idaho
Griots G9 Correcting Combo
March 15, 2020
Excellent machine for the price very underrated but don't let that make you think different. Have been using mine since January and still works like the day I got it! Still quiet and doesn't get you tired either.
ProsVery good price point and has a lot of power.
First time user
February 29, 2020
I had used a Porter Cable as my first machine, I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised . I did some reviews and homework on this machine and I found it not lacking from power to features.
ProsIn case of electric shock (lots of RUBBER!) For those who have phobia. Removable electrical cord (10ft) 1000w motor Dual action smoothness Comes with 6inch backing plate/pads with 9mm throw Wrench included for replacing backing plate Ergonomics , hold the head ,the shroud or 1 hand Smoothest entry level machine I've used Can stay on it's back when not in use Packaging is nice Lastly it looks professional
ConsI'm not fully satisfied with the button clicks like maybe maybe I'm asking too much but yeah I know Griots can step the game up I would say no integrated light in the polisher but who know I'm just placing this here so Griots can probably consider for future models or iterations ( wink wink)
Perfect for my first power polisher
January 1, 2020
I did a lot of research as I'm new to power polishing, so wanted to make an informed decision. I like the ergonomic features, and it has all of the power and throw I need to take my work to the next level.
ProsErgonomics, easy to move between power settings, and light enough to maneuver.
ConsNone that I am aware.
Little Neck, NY
December 13, 2019
This G9 6" Polisher is Awesome. This is my first time using it and the finish on my car came out with a superior mirror shine. I watched countless youtube videos on how to polish and even a novice like me came out with beautiful results. I love Autogeeks discounts and rewards programs! Great products and fantastic shipping!
San Diego, CA
December 10, 2019
Easy to use, good ergonomics, seems sturdy. Did a great job with both backing plates
ProsGood quality Good price
White plains, MD
Great bargain for the price
December 10, 2019
Was thinking about the Flex but brought Griot instead great for professional or weekend used.
ProsNot to heavy Durable feel good on ever angle you hold it . Power is also great for the money. Very easy to change backing plates. Overall good buffer.
ConsHaven't used it enough for any con.
By J D.
Great Polisher, plus lifetime warranty! just buy it already!
October 20, 2018
I've done some research, best bang for the your buck. Very easy to use and great results!! This will not disappoint you. Go for the 25 ft. cord option and the 2" conversion disc for smaller pad use. works great at restoring headlight lens! Thanks Griot's garage!
ConsWish I would have purchased sooner
By K S.
June 28, 2018
Overall I tested a area on my 33 year old 1985 SVO Mustang, it corrected some mistakes I made years earlier with a circular polisher.
The Right Stuff
May 16, 2018
I had to wait several months before using this because of the unusually severe winter and spring. My 14-year-old car, superficially fine, needed a lot of work to rid swirls. I was a bit concerned about my first encounter with an orbital polisher, but Griot's machine worked fine with the compound I chose. To any first-time users: study the autogeek videos carefully. They are enormously helpful.
By Thomas B.
Griots Garage 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
March 22, 2018
The tool works fine except it is a little heavy for a 79 year old. I also bought the 3 inch tool which I will use on the side panels.
6 inch random orbital polisher
February 8, 2018
Easy to use plenty of power fits the hands well pads are easy to change
So far so good
December 27, 2017
Only used once on a 8hr polishing marathon. Worked well no issues
ProsSmooth Ease of use
ConsPad stalls easily on trim and angle changes in the body
Random orbital polisher
June 6, 2017
Have had a little more than a year. Have done 4 cars with it. Stopped running today,had to replace the brushes, two extra provided with the unit when new. Still not working,customer service said brushes are problematic, I will be sending the unit back,hoping they can repair it. When it works it does a good job, but worn brushes after detailing 4 cars. I am not impressed if that is as long as brushes will last.
ProsGood job when it works.
ConsNeeds new brushes after owning it for a year. Not very good quality if brushes need replacement after detailing 4 cars
By Jim S.
Great product - don't fall for "FREE BONUS"
May 27, 2017
The Griots Garage RO Polisher is awesome, just tried it on my car for the first time. Kit came with quality products for pads and cleaners. No issues with product. However, do not fall for the FREE BONUS listed at the top of the page for the Polisher, where Autogeek is stating there is a FREE Pinnacle Polish and green pad. That is only with a few kits and only when shown inside the kit selection itself. I find this rather misleading, they should only list it within the kits if that is the case. I called customer support and they did not help, and stated they did not find this misleading.
ProsSelectable speeds, adjustable handle, quality product. Kit with pads, cloths and cleansers is high quality as well. Works very well.
ConsA little heavy, but maybe they are all that way. No issues on product, only dissatisfaction with the Autogeek buying experience and customer service. Marketing and Customer Satisfaction: consider changing your web placement of free bonuses.
Perfect weekend warrior
March 28, 2017
Great bang for the buck. Love the power and it fits the bill for what I need.
ProsPerfect machine for the hobbyist
By Chris S.
Griots 6" ROP Works GREAT!
October 20, 2016
I've used the PC and HF 6" ROPs and really wanted a large throw polisher however, the BOSS, Rupes, and Flex were really going to meet my needs. I begrudgingly went with another 8mm polisher and I am really impressed. The Griots polisher has plenty of power and is built really well. The rotation continues even though I applied quite a bit of pressure, the rotation continues around tight corners, and the motion is smooth. With all of that power, the polisher is quieter and smoother than my previous 2 machines.
ProsPower Noise Smooth motion Well built Versatile
3rd generation of a quality product
August 20, 2016
I recently purchased this polisher for my son, who just bought his first car, a beautiful 1994 Acura Legend. The paint finish is nice, and he wants to keep it that way. My first polisher was the first generation of the Griot's 6 inch random orbital, and I hope that he likes his as well as I liked mine. I still have it, and when I did a side by side comparison I was tempted to keep the one I bought for him and give him mine. (Just kidding) They are similar in size and overall appearance, but you can tell that Griot's have made improvements that detailers can appreciate. You can't go wrong with this workhorse of a polisher, it's a industry standard that despite it's low cost delivers a quality finish that one can be proud of. I would not have bought it for him if it wasn't the best entry level polisher you can get that is both good and safe to use.
ProsErases swirls, water spots, light scratches, and oxidation. Takes you from point A to point B in a reasonably short period of time that makes one feel as if the time and effort expended is bearing tangible results.
Conssome have complained about vibration when buffing, but to me it's negligible considering the cost of the polisher and the end result, which makes it worthwhile.
By J C.
March 21, 2016
Bought one that came with an orange pad and all in one sealer. Washed, call bared, and sealed it, did a great job removing all swirls and a few scuffs and a little big of pain transfer. Paint looks better than when it was brand new.
By gary s.
March 6, 2015
I just used on my 2015 dodge challenger works great
Prosall good.my boss has been using your products for along time and turned me on to you guys.
Conscould put a beer holder on it just kidding.
By Marco A.
Woodside, NEW YORK
Great Machine for paint correction
February 26, 2015
Got my GG6 recently and corrected some paint nightmares on a small hatch. It worked and worked :) Really happy with my purchase. :)
ConsI live in a place where the voltage isnt 110V hope it would be sold in a 220V, so I don't have to lug my step down all the time
By Jon M.
Oklahoma City, OK
Outstanding for the Price
February 2, 2015
Bought this buffer about 6 months ago, and it's been the best investment I've made for my cars (and all of my friends' cars LOL) in a long time. Works exactly like it should, feels extremely sturdy, doesn't shake and vibrate uncontrollably, and stop spinning when you have to put some extra pressure on it (unlike the PC), and has made quick, GORGEOUS work of every car I've detailed thus far.
Pros25' cable, plenty of power, solid feel, adjustable/removable handle.... Way more than I expected for the price, and it really gets the job done.
ConsCons: Other than the position of the power selector wheel I haven't found any.
Really like it
July 11, 2014
Has much more power than my old Porter Cable 7336. Did notice an issue though. I have the version with the 25 foot cable. Worked fine plugged into an outlet but when I used a 50 ft 14 gauge extension cord with it, it wouldn't turn on. For some reason it must not have been getting enough juice. Never had a problem with that cable. I bought it on discount from Auto Geek. Great value for the price.
July 10, 2014
Great polisher for the money.
ProsNice ergonomic handle Rubber grip
ConsFeels heavier than other DA polishers
Safe and Easy
April 24, 2014
Item arrived fast and well packaged. I've used it on two cars and it works as expected. Much better than my old buffer. This seems like the right choice for someone like me who just wants to keep their personal vehicles looking good.
ProsPowerful and will hold up when you need to apply extra pressure to a problem area.
By Glenn H.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Worth the price!
April 17, 2014
I've taken the cheap way out 3 times in the past several years by getting inexpensive orbital buffers. After breaking the third one, I bit the bullet and bought the Griot Garage orbital buffer. Wow--what a difference that makes. ...sometimes I'm a slow learner!
Prosadjustable handle is awesome.
ConsThe way I hold the polisher, I tend to bump the variable speed dial and inadvertently adjust it a bit more often than I'd like. I'd like to see the ability to lock it in for those of us with that problem and don't need to adjust the speed frequently. I'm sure I'll get used to it.
By Elite I.
Great DA Unit
October 22, 2013
Great DA machine better than the PC. So far polished out a jet black 2013 Camaro to remove holograms. Also great with using the NanoSkin Auto Scrubbers for removing heavy overspray from vehicles. Good to have in any professionals arsenal.
Better then the PC
May 20, 2013
Bought one of these after owning a Porter Cable DA. This Griots really blows the Porter cable out of the water. Griots really thought out the design with this. Well done
April 24, 2013
I agree with Dave. This is a great polisher. I saw no need to spend all that money for a Flex. Flex is a great polisher but for me (and my Porsche) the Griot's is perfect.
March 30, 2013
I am by no means a professional detailer. I am the weekend therapy patient. I got the HD version for $154. For the price this is a great polisher. Spending almost 4 beans for a Flex (for me at least) didn't make sense. I could see a pro using this but I am sure the flex is far better but for me this does the job and does it very well.
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