I bought this fantastic 3/4 HP buffer from Caswellplating.com last week and thought other members of this forum would be interested in it too.
I first tried a smaller buffer from Harbor Freight but it would not allow me to put a lot of pressure against the buffing wheels. Even at just $39.00 (on sale) I decided I needed a better, more powerful buffer. Since I could not justify the $500.00 to $600.00 for a Baldor buffer I bought this one from Caswell for $259.00. Actually, I bought my buffer as a kit for $319.00 and it came with an assortment of 8" wheels and buffing compounds. Caswell also sells individual wheels and compounds in a variety of diameters and arbor sizes. They also have tech assistance available on the phone.
I had been using a denim wheel for my initial buffing but they suggested I try a sisal wheel which contains pieces of rope in the wheel. The improvement in my initial step is amazing. I spend less time and less effort making the initial cut on my stainless trim and this wheel does a much better job of removing the tiny scratches in my stainless pieces. For the price of $4.79 per wheel (they are 1/2" wide so you need to use two) I would recommend this to you even if you already have a buffer that you are happy with.