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  1. This is definitely gonna have a learning curve to it and will be extra cautious/careful as well. I do like the idea of a chain mail apron. I might find it to be too much once I start using it or get used to it. We'll see. I do appreciate all your tips and words of caution. Thanks.
  2. Hey Kozzy, Thank you for your input. It seems I might've done a little overkill with this...I'll have to make the best of it and try to find good use for it. if it proves too much I can always sell it I guess. I'll look into the variable frequency drive and the 12" Nylox bristle wheels. Thanks again.
  3. Ok so I removed the Metabo plate on the front and found a 7444-9 stamped on the back of it. Did a search and found this one under a German ebay. Looks very similar to mine, perhaps an earlier model.
  4. Not discouraging at all, I said a lot more than that while I was getting it out of the trailer into my garage. I figure that is better to have more tool than you need, than down the line needing something bigger and not finding this deal. I do have a bandsaw. I'm gathering tools as I'm learning and forging small things such as hooks and small knives etc
  5. You're correct. I shouldn't used fear, just respect. I'm used to using tools, I cut and modify bathtubs for a living. This kind of buffers are new to me and I will be extra careful with it. I appreciate the safety tips and will ensure to follow them. I heard horror stories about them, not like the one you shared. Thanks again.
  6. Jesus, I heard some horror stories but nothing that bad. I will make sure to practice with less dangerous parts until I get comfortable with it. There's nothing wrong with a little fear/respect for the machine your working with. Thank you both for the warning.
  7. Yes thanks, the guy turned it on when I got it and it was something else. It'll be a while before I get it running as I will need a Phase converter and with all this coronavirus going on I have more time than hobby money right now.
  8. Thanks for the welcome Frosty. Yes it is 3 phase and I'll have to figure out what to do about that. Maybe a phase converter? At first inspection I haven't found any badges or anything on it but you're right there are multiple layers of paint on it.
  9. Hello. My name is Al and this is my first post here. I've been lurking for a few months while getting my smithy ready. I just got an old Metabo buffer/polisher that I need some help identifying. Metabo told me that they sold that product line to another company and I'm waiting for them to tell me the name of it. I'm new to this kind of machines and don't know where to start as I haven found a model number or anything similar online. Hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction. Thanks
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