Black and Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit WaxerPolisher Review
We're going to be reviewing the Black and Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit WaxerPolisher today. It's very unique. The shape is not like any other polishers that we reviewed. It's not made primarily for cars and boats. In fact, the tool is more popular among homeowners. You can use it to polish any kind of home flooring, wood, furniture, glass, steel, tiles, and table. So, we will not focus on its automotive use only. We will also take a look at how it performs as a home tool.
'Home, car and boat'
The company called the Black & Decker started as a machine shop and became popular for creating Do It Yourself home tools specifically in lawn and garden category. From there, you'll easily get a hint as to why the Black and Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit WaxerPolisher is very versatile and user/home friendly, definitely not made for professional car detailing use.
Specifications and Features
The machine runs at only 0.5 Amp and 60 Watt so it's pretty weak motor. Definitely not for heavy-duty work.
However, it is definitely safe, comfortable and easy for home use, beginners and non-professionals.
It is small and lightweight so it is easy to carry, you won't get tired using it for a long period of time and can get into hard to reach areas.
It has a 10 feet power cord so you can easily move around while working on any surface inside or outside your house.
Rated Current: 0.5 Amp
Rated Power: 60 Watt
Rated Voltage: 120 volts
Frequency: 60 HZ
Dimension: 13.8 x 6.2 x 8.6 inches
Net Weight: 5 pounds
Power Cord: 10 feet
Variable Speed: 4400 OPM
Speed Settings: 1-speed setting
Backing plate: 6 inch
Black and Decker Polisher In Action
For better performance and easier use, we recommend buying a more reliable pad. The pad that comes with the machine isn't as durable and can easily burn or rip off in a few hours of use.
We also recommend buying a velcro strip so you can turn it into a hook and loop tool. That way, you can easily attach, remove or replace the pad on the backing plate.
It is highly recommended for light use at home furniture, cars, and boats with light swirls and scratches. Surprisingly, many health car professionals and gym instructors have also recommended this product as a massage. I would not have included this information if I didn't read too many positive reviews stating that the product is a great massager. You can search online on YouTube if you are interested to know how you can use this machine as a massager.
Advantages and disadvantages
- It has many uses at home and on your car or boat.
- Great for lightweight jobs
- Nice 2-handle design
- You can replace it with a hook and loop/velcro backing plate
- Not very loud or noisy
- The backing plate is not a hook and loop tool.
- Hard to replace pad
- Several power issues complaint (either it burns or its too weak)
- Speed is not adjustable
- Not powerful for professional use
- Pad keeps flying off, easily rips and gets soiled easily
- On and off switch is difficult to use
Frequently Asked Questions
How big is the tool?
A bit smaller than other polishers. The size is. 13.8 x 6.2 x 8.6 inches
Is it heavy?
Its weight is 5 pounds.
What is the cord length on this DA?
Approx. 10 feet.
Does it have a hook and loop backing plate?
Does it come with a pad?
Can I change the pad?
How many watts does it use?
Does it have a warranty?
It has a 2-year warranty for defects.
Editor rating: 4/5
We rated this product on multiple criteria such as those listed below:
Ergonomic styling - Is it light and easy to grip?
Safeness - Is the product safe for the user and the environment?
Easy to operate - Is it easy to start, maneuver and are the buttons easy to use?
Effectiveness - How well and easy was it remove contaminants and defects on the car surface?
Durability - How long can a person use the product? Was it easily damaged?
Bad pad, non-hook and loop backing plate, difficult to use power switch, only one choice for speed which is 4400 OPM, not very powerful at only 60 Watt and 0.5 Amp power - are some of the things I don't like about this polisher. But what do you expect from an inexpensive product? I would describe this polisher as a very inexpensive polisher with very simple, average features. It is a serviceable machine for its price.
After further research, it appears that this polisher is most commonly used at home to polish wooden floor, metal, and more.
Overall, it performs, not for heavy duty work but for light use only. Great for homeowners, non-professionals and beginners. I'm giving it a 4 out of 5-star rating because it does its job at a very low price.
Buy or not buy: I highly recommend this to moms at home for household chores and polishing work that needs to be done on the floor, wood furniture or glass window. It is lightweight and easy to use.
I also highly recommend this to car owners who has light swirl marks and scratches on their car.
However, I do not recommend this to professional car detailers. I feel that this machine is not powerful enough and cannot sustain heavy duty work for many hours.