Circular polishers were the first kind of electrical polisher and remain the preferred tool of professional detailers. While dual-action polishers are often recommended for their ease of use, circular polishers give the user more control over the motion of the pad. Circular polishers are excellent for collectors and skilled detailers who demand perfection.
Because circular polishers supply only a rotating motion, it is up to the user to keep the polisher moving. This enables the user to concentrate on particularly tough scratches or oxidation. A consistent circular motion will wear down the edges of deep scratches more effectively than a dual-action polisher, but there is also a greater risk of burning the paint. With a circular polisher, a skilled user will be able to minimize the risk while still achieving a perfectly smooth finish.
By giving the user more control, a circular polisher also allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Whereas a dual-action polisher seems to propel itself, an orbital polisher requires your attention to detail to produce the best results. Circular polishers are ideal for experienced detailers who don’t trust their prized vehicle to anyone else.
Read about our orbital polishers and accessories below to select the combination of products that will work best for your vehicle. If you are not sure of your skill level, or are new to mechanical polishing, check out our selection of dual-action polishers.