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Flex

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Flex Tools is a German manufacturer of industrial tools. Along many other tools, they fabricate a few different polishing machines. The company name is often shortened to “Flex”, and the tools used in the world of detailing are often referred to with “Flex”.

The products

Flex manufacturers and sells a few different machine polishers, current models at the time of writing are the

  • PE 8-4 80
    a small compact polisher designed for small spaces
  • PE 14-3 125
    a rotary polisher with a speed sensitive switch
  • PE 14-2 250
    an extra powerfull rotary polisher with seperate speed setting
  • PE 14-1 180
    A rotary with extra torque
  • L 602 VR
    Rotary polisher with variable speed
  • L 1503 VR
    Classic rotary polisher
  • L 1202
    Straight cotton polisher with low rev
  • XFE 7-15 150
    Excentric (Dual Action) polisher
  • XC 3401 VRG
    Roto-excentric polisher with fix transmission

The older models have earned their reputation, in general, many detailers are very positive about their experience with Flex. The polishing machines can also be sold as a set, which includes the polishing pads, polishes and a backingplate.

Flex’s history

Flex started out as Ackermann and Schmitt in 1922. The company was founded by Hermann Ackermann and Hermann Schmitt in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany. Their first commercial invention was the MS6 grinder with a flexible shaft. The flexible shaft became the trademark for the brand, and eventually even caused the name change into “Flex” in 1996. In 1987, Flex uses their first design for a low speed grinder to create their first rotary polisher. Flex’s full company name is: FLEX-Elektrowerkzeuge GmbH. The company is based in Steinheim/Murr in Germany at the moment.

Company information

Flex has its own company website and is not know to be active on social media. Flex tools are sold via many webshops and resellers and varies distributors kan supply them. They are very rarely found on any meeting or event, unless represented by a reseller or distributor.

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