PORTER-CABLE 7424XP Variable-Speed Polisher Review

The PORTER-CABLE 7424XP Variable-Speed Polisher is created for various polishing and sanding tasks in automotive and marine applications. This reliable piece of equipment provides swirl-free results for varying toughness levels of workloads. The 7424XP is able to do these jobs through its 4.5 Amp motor that allows for overload protection.

The unit also features a two-position handle, which means that you can change the placement of the handle depending on the task that you need to do and the location of the areas you need to polish. You can remove the side handle and relocate it on the left or right to achieve better control and greater comfort as you sand or polish any surface.

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Well Balanced Speed

Speed is an important key to any polisher and the PORTER-CABLE 7424XP is a great tool that can help you balance the speed that you need when you are waxing or polishing your car.

The design is of random orbit style and has a polishing and swirl free sanding feature to boot. The speed can range from 2,500 up to 6,800OPM. The 7424XP is able to create a balance in between using the car polish and the speed needed in its small but durable body.

A Powerful Product Indeed

At 11.5 inches x 10.5 inches and x 6 inches in its dimension, this little tool is pretty powerful. It only weighs 6 pounds but can do the job that any other pro tool can and even better.

It uses a power cord to operate and has a two-position handle that is removable. This enables you to have more control over the product and at the same time makes it easier for you to hold. The product also has a year of warranty and defects as well as replacement parts can be supplied to you when needed.

PORTER-CABLE 7424XP Features & Specs

  • Swirl Free Sanding And Polishing Action: a useful feature that you can toggle when you need one or the other for your car polishing job. The random orbit feature is also helpful.
  • Amazing Speed Control: the tool has a speed dial ranging from 2,500-6,800 OPM.
  • Side Handle You Can Remove: this makes working with the product even easier since the two position feature can be used by the left or the right hand depending on which is more comfortable for the user.
  • Open For Accessories: the product is able to accept up to 5/16 – 24 spindle thread accessories as needed.
  • Amazing Balance: it has a proprietary counter balance that you can use with the polishing and the sanding pad for better results.

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The 7424XP is able to work well and can reach all the contours and the surfaces of the car without much effort. When you badly need to get rid of scratches in hard to reach areas then this tool can surely help you out a lot. When you want a spick and span looking car then this tool is the answer. You can also use it as a replacement for a buffer when dealing with the scratches.

A lot of reviewers feel as if the scratches were properly dealt with using this product. You don’t even need to spend hours of working on just a few scratches since the tool will just breeze through them. Reviewers also noted that the time it takes for you to polish the car are reduced to almost half as you take shorter time as compared to using old car polishing tools.

By the feedback from the reviewers, we are giving this product a rating of 9/10.

Things To Improve

The weight of the 7424XP is more designed to using force on the pad itself. In case you need more comfort in using it, you might need the help of new pads. You can easily look for them in stores as well. In some cases there are also factory defects as the foam pads can break depending on the situation they are used in.

However, most of the time this isn’t found in the majority of the products. It can be a case to case basis which can be fixed by buying new pads or re-ordering them if it is from factory defects. There’s nothing too much to worry about since the product itself still works well.


They are unbelievable and almost perfect. It works great and is perfect for detailing; if you’re one to be bothered by the smallest scratch on your car then the Porter Cable 7424XP will help you out in getting rid of it no matter where it hides.

The tool is also highly durable and won’t break down as easily. The handles provide great comfort to the user and it helps in giving you a comfortable reach towards parts of the car surface you couldn’t possibly reach before. It is a good investment and you surely will make use of the tool for a very long time. DO check out other reviews of dual action polishers!

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