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rob_mil26

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Personal ball spinner
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:15:02 AM »
Looking to purchase a spinner, looking for opinions on the 1/2 horsepower Innovative personal ball spinner. Anyone have this, if so, how sturdy is it? How well does it work? 
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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 03:44:01 PM »
have you thought about a 1/3 hp Vortex? it does the job, and I"ve owned this since 05' and still runs great with now wobble....


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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 04:02:47 PM »
 The 1/2 HP Innovative is the best personal spinner on the market.  You will love it!

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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 06:52:48 PM »
Innovative.......the only way to go.


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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 08:05:46 PM »
+1 for  1/2 hp Innovative.   I have had mine for 6 months and love it.   Very sturdy and no complaints.

 

I narrowed my search down to Innovative and Vertex as well and choose Innovative after emailing John Jameson with a bunch of questions.  He was very responsive to me and a straight shooter with his answers.  

 

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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 12:48:32 PM »
Purchased a Vertex 1/2HP  about 7 years ago, and still going strong!



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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 03:48:27 PM »
I second the vote for Vortex. I have had my 1/2 hp for 9 years and still going strong with zero issues at all.
 
taige690 wrote on 2/25/2012 1:48 PM:
Purchased a Vertex 1/2HP  about 7 years ago, and still going strong!




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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 03:09:16 AM »
Use the Vertex daily in the shop with no problems whatsoever. Innovative spinner is high quality as well. It really is only a question of price between those 2 in my opinion.


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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 07:34:57 AM »
I bought the vertex 1/2 horse about 3 years ago and it still works ok. The only complaint I have is I cant put as much pressure on the ball as I used to without it slowing down. It still works but I have to be careful.


 

 

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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
I have the 1/2 HP 2 speed Donkee.  I really like it.


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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 10:36:15 AM »
The Donkee doesn't get a lot of love on BR, but I've had mine for 8 years, and still going strong.

 

A good friend of mine just got an Innovative, and it's a nice spinner. But the difference in vibration is overblown, and I'd have a hard time going back to a single speed. I wouldn't hesitate to get another Donkee. 
 



dmonroe814 wrote on 2/27/2012 11:18 AM:
I have the 1/2 HP 2 speed Donkee.  I really like it.



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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 12:50:43 PM »
I had a donkee spinner before the Vertex and hated it. The low speed was useless to me and the vibration in mine was riduculous unless you had it mounted on something which I did not want to do.
 
To each his own though!! That's why they sell different brands.


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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 01:36:43 PM »
This doesn't have to turn into a pizzing contest between spinners......

 

But please be accurate. The low speed on the Donkee 3/4 HP is 450 RPMs. The one speed Vertex 1/2 HP ( 3/4 doesn't appear to be available) is 435 RPMs. They're almost identical, so I'm not sure where the "useless" comment is coming from.

 

As far as Donkee vibration, I stand by my comment the issue is overblown. I've performed hundreds of complete resurface jobs using the Donkee, and have never produced a flat spot, or experienced other vibration fallout issues. I have too much money invested in a large arsenal (and too many friendships I value ) to put balls at risk with a faulty spinning device.

 

I do use my Donkee secured on a B&D workbench, but it's not bolted down. Maybe that helps do the trick. 

 

Again, I tried the Innovative and it's a quality spinner product, just like the reports I've read about the Vertex. But I value the high speed Donkee option for non-sanding activities, and I wouldn't want to give that up. As you said, that's why they sell different brands.



jkiser01 wrote on 2/27/2012 1:50 PM:
I had a donkee spinner before the Vertex and hated it. The low speed was useless to me and the vibration in mine was riduculous unless you had it mounted on something which I did not want to do.

 

To each his own though!! That's why they sell different brands.



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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 12:40:51 PM »
Ok now since it has been years since the last post. Has any new spinners come out or is there one spinner to get now? Thank you.
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Re: Personal ball spinner
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 02:27:58 PM »
Have had my Vertex 1/2 since 07, and works as good as day one....