Griots Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher

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Item Description:

Welcome to the next generation of paint polishing!

Featuring New patent pending cooling system

Specially designed ergonomics for intuitive maneuverability

Includes 6 inch Griot's Garage Vented Hook & Loop Backing Plate

The latest development in paint correction is now available – the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher is a 6 inch paint polishing machine designed with the most advanced ergonomics and internal mechanisms available on the market today. With an array of never-before-seen features, the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher is perfectly designed for both professional detailers that have hours behind the polisher, as well as the detailing enthusiast that hasn't yet ventured into the world of machine polishing. Griot's Garage blew us away with their original 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher – and now the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher is on track to become the newest favorite in the detailing game.

Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher features:

• Patent Pending Fan-Cooled Counterbalance System – This highly advanced system prevents the most common fear of paint polishing – burning through your paint. An 18-blade, rotary style cooling fan has been affixed to the counterbalance inside the machine and prevents both the backing plate and the pad from generating too much heat. By pulling fresh air in through the counterbalance shroud intake, the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher keeps all surfaces cool. This patent pending system creates a 20% lower operating temperature all around!

• Temperature Management System – In addition to their unique fan-cooled counterbalance system, the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher features a temperature management system that monitors the machine's temperature and will power down when it exceeds the standard operating temperature. This is just another way Griot's Garage has proven they've listened to their customers while designing their latest innovation.

• Quick Connect Power Cord – Never before seen on a “Corded” tool is the removable power cord. When disconnected, the total tool length is cut in half – making for quick and easy storage. This feature also prevents a common failing point for power tools – the junction between tool and cord. Two different length cords are available – 10 feet (included) or 25 feet (available separately).

• Ergonomic Design – Griot's Garage spent their time designing the G9 Random Orbital Polisher and it really shows. Every inch of this power tool was carefully mapped for prime handling and maneuverability. From composite rubber shrouding that keeps running temperatures down to the new tool rests on top, to the half-pound-less weight and centered balance, the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher is easy to use and won't cause user fatigue.

Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher also features:
• Premium bearing construction
• Flexible 6" vented backing plate
• 6 speed settings
• Speed dial accessible for right- and left-hand users
• Constant speed control
• Double-shot rubber platypus head-grip, and strategically placed all over tool
• Shroud grip contoured to accommodate four fingers
• Rest pads for tool to lay stable on its back
• Quick access brush side ports
• Includes 14 mm backing plate wrench, and replacement high-carbon brushes
• Convertible to a 5" pad system with optional 5" vented orbital backing plate

Technical Specifications:
• Powerful 1000-watt, 8.5-amp motor
• 9mm orbit throw
• 2000 - 6400 orbits per minute
• 10-foot quick-connect 18 AWG SJO rubber power cord

If you've used the original Griot's Garage 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher, you know how well crafted Griot's Garage Polishers are – see how the next evolution of the Griot's Garage polisher stands out from them all with the Griot's Garage G9 Random Orbital Polisher.

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Product Reviews

Review Summary
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93% Recommend this product (14 of 15 responses)
By Gregg
Greenville, NC
Makes Car Care So Much Easier!
August 9, 2014
I bought a new C7 Corvette and want to keep her beautiful all the time. I read up on orbital polishers online and found that for the money the Griots looked like one of the best. I was not disappointed! This polisher is so well balanced and works like a dream. It runs smooth and cool and applies the polishes and removes them with ease. Never again will I hand wax/polish another car. Get this polisher and you will not be disappointed.
Plenty of power Runs cool Low vibration Lightweight Should have splurged for the longer cord
By Justin
So far so good
October 28, 2019
I'm really liking this polisher so far. I'm not a pro and my only other polisher experience was with a harbor freight bauer. I can say that the ergonomics are very nice and the vibration is by far much less than the bauer. The removable cord helps with storage. The price was great too for someone like me.
Price Ergonomics Power Easy of use None so far
By Mark
Good polisher but spend $75 more buck and get a lot more bang for you buck
July 16, 2019
Yes, this is a great warranty back entry polisher, but if you are going to spend this much why not spend a little more to get a lot more and a mid-level polisher. Yes, this works well, but so does a $70 harbor freight polisher for half the price.
Warrenty Great company Price and power
By Larry
Griots Polisher
October 10, 2018
Watch a few videos then use as instructed. Works great. First time I used a machine polisher. Outstanding value versus price of other polishers.
Orbital short throw makes it idiot proof Heavy but probably needs to be.
By Jason
Thorofare, NJ
Great Polisher
September 24, 2017
If you don't want to break the bank this is it. It's way above a PC in power and any other polisher in it's class. Griot's did it right. With a random orbital you need power to combat pad stall and that's what they put in it. With all the other polisher in it's class running around 500-550 watts. This surpasses them all.
Let's be honest it's not an animal like a Flex or as fast as Rupes but it's hard to make it stall. You can make any Rupes stall. In my opinion unless you want to step up to a Flex or a BOSS then this is your polisher. It's smoother then a PC and more comfortable and I actually like the Bale handle.
You also can just swap out BP's if you want to go with smaller pads. You can't do that with a large throw machine.
If you want a do it all machine and are willing to spend some extra time working on the paint then this is the perfect middle of the road polisher. One machine, lots of options and a lifetime warranty.
Power Best in it's class Lifetime warranty Lots of BP and pad options Gets the job done More time for same results as a large throw or forced rotation. Still have to deal with the vibration but not as bad as a PC Wish they would have out thought PC and other brands and move the speed dial up by the power switch.
By Kenneth
Hacienda Heights, CA
Newbie Friendly Polisher
September 18, 2016
All I had to do was to watch some YouTube videos and follow those instructions to polish my car.

Used BlackFire Total Polish and Seal and Crystal Seal. The result was fantastic.

I read a lot of reviews of this and the Porter Cable one. The Porter Cable one's little cheaper, but I chose this because of their unbeatable warranty, life-time.
Price, powerful, warranty It would've been better if it came with a 5-inch backing plate.
By Paul
Watertown, Wi
more for your money
August 4, 2016
i used a porter cable for almost 6 years and this is way quieter, stronger, and smoother. i really wish i would have gotten this sooner. you get a lot more than what you spent on it, and it works really well with a 5"backing plate and pads as well
smoother than porter cable quieter than porter cable stronger than porter cable about same price as porter cable
By Yulius
Edmonds, WA
Best affordable DA
June 18, 2016
Get this instead of the Porter Cable, or the Harbor Freight one!!!
Best for the price None
By Don
Indianapolis, IN
Great for a rookie
April 13, 2015
This is my first polisher and I was very concerned I might damage my paint. Everyone recommended this polisher and said it would be impossible to damage the car unless I tried to. They were right. I detailed my car this weekend and had no problems and the results were incredible. My paint job looks like a mirror and this was very easy to use. Minimal learning curve.
Ease of use. Safe to use. Easy to handle. Nothing yet
By Rick
Newtown, PA
Great product
March 24, 2015
This is my first DA polisher purchase. I did an endless amount of research and finally purchased the GG. The unit is fabulous. Great ergonomics, easy to use, powerful. I love that the handle centers my hand over the polisher pad. Seems very well made and has a lifetime warranty. Great purchase.
Powerful, smooth, well made. None
By Detail F.
March 21, 2015
I recently took delivery of my second one of these polishers. My other one is the second generation machine while this one is the third generation. While the internals and functions are identical, the refinements make this a more user friendly polisher. The soft rubber grip on the handle is a nice touch, though I use it without the handle as I find handles in general too bulky and prefer to place my hand directly on the machine right over the pad so I can apply even and direct pressure. This also allows me to have a better feel for what the machine is actually doing. Just my preference. Also the variable speed selector has been moved to the top rear edge from the end where the cord attaches. This makes adjusting the speed on the fly much easier and you know at a glance exactly what speed you're on. The old setup is awkward. It's nice when a company listens to customer feedback and implements that feedback in its product updates. Kudos to Griots Garage for this!

This polisher has the most powerful motor in this class of polishers. Through personal experience with this machine, I have found that it works better with a 5" backing plate and 5-1/2" pads. It will bog down and stop rotating with the supplied 6" backing plate and 6-1/2" pads. 6-1/2" pads are also thicker which causes the power of the machine to get absorbed into the pad material, thus making it more likely to bog down and stop rotating. I have no such problems with the lower profile 5-1/2" pads. In fact this machine is a beast with the smaller pads installed on it. It works fantastic with microfiber pads. Out of a week's worth of details, I only reach for my Flex 3401 an average of twice a week and I use my rotary polishers once or twice a month to take out serious scratches, defects or after I've wet sanded something. Other than that, this is my machine of choice for it's versatility and its size. Is it as refined as a Rupes Bigfoot? Absolutely not. But it doesn't cost the $400.00 the Bigfoot 21 does and it has far more power and won't bog down the way the Bigfoot 15 does. And yes, I have those machines too. I don't like the Bigfoot 15 and will be giving it to a family member and I use the Bigfoot 21 when I'm doing large vehicles with large, flat body panels where it's at it's best. I would say that 95% of what I do is accomplished with this machine with 5-1/2" pads, my Flex 3401 (also with the smaller backing plate and 5-1/2" pads) and my Porter Cable 7424XP with a 2-3/4" backing plate and and 3" pads for smaller areas. When I need more correction ability I use the trusty rotary when only a rotary will do. I probably use the Rupes 21 two or three times a month when I have to do a Suburban, Escalade or a big van or pickup with mostly large, flat panels. Then that's the best machine.

In short, if you're a weekend enthusiast or new to the detailing business, this is a great machine to cut your teeth on and you can't really get into any trouble with it. It's the logical step up from the Porter Cable. (when I started out years ago out of the trunk of my car all I had was the original Porter Cable 7424.......not even the XP) It has plenty of power (especially with a 5" backing plate and 5-1/2" pads) and the price is very reasonable when you can't justify or afford spending more. This will do the job just fine. Plus it has a lifetime warranty. If you get to the point where volume of production becomes an issue and you need to speed things up, then you may need to consider moving to the Flex and the Rupes, but it's not really necessary until that point. Just trying to be a voice of reason as someone who has all of the machines I've mentioned and uses them all. If you have the money and want to get one of the latest and greatest, go for it. I have them and they're great machines in their own rights. But you also can't go wrong with this machine. Factor in its price point and the lifetime warranty it becomes a real bargain. And I know from experience that Griots Garage stands behind their products. I killed my first generation machine I had and they sent me the second generation machine I have now as a replacement. No questions asked. That's nice peace of mind. Nobody else will do that. Not Flex, not Porter Cable, not Rupes and not Meguiars.
Power (especially when used with a 5" backing plate) Ease of use Unparalleled warranty Price Not as refined or smooth as a Flex or Rupes, but you can buy 2 of these and a full set of pads for less than those machines.
By Bob
Shoreview, Minnesota
Very Powerful
September 7, 2014
Compared to similar machines this is a beast. far more power than a porter cable. Decent stock backing plate. The lifetime warranty is something nobody else can offer.

Appropriate speed adjustments. Switch is in a good spot
Power warranty
By EVOlved
Best polisher for the hobbyist!
September 4, 2014
The GG6" simply gets the job done. It may not get heavy correction done as fast as a Rupes or a Flex, but what it lacks there it definitely makes up for in versatility. It can accept 6",5",3.5",3", and 2" backing plates meaning you can use just about any pad money can buy. Plus if your a hobbyist like the title says are you really trying to rush the polishing jobs that you do maybe a couple times a year? It is more powerful than all the other machines in its class though so it will correct faster than a PC 7424XP, G110v2, or the HF DA. It comes with a lifetime warranty from Griots as well so you don't have to worry about a thing and they actually do stand by it, just don't mess around other the machine on your own. The HD option is a good thing but I just use a an extension cord and have never had problem as long as I use the Velcro that is on the included cord to keep them together.
Power Warranty Versatility ?
By Karen
Port Arthur, TX
Griots Garage 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
May 23, 2014
Buy the HD. Model as having a 25 foot cord really does some in handy using this DA.
Size and weight of this DA orbital, cost was reasonable, ease of use Nothing so far
By Neilson
Alexandria, Louisiana
absolutely love it
March 3, 2014
I got a deal on this polisher because a customer traded it in on a flex. I planned on getting a rupes or flex but didn't do enough corrections. This was a no brainer for the price. It works so much faster and better than my OLD porter cable which is roughly 8-9 years old. I have a custom cut backing plate from Kevin Brown for 5 inch pads where the plate comes exactly to the edge. this transfers the energy and pressure to all of the pad. This polisher combined with megs mf pads and d300 is a monster.
power is great fast easy to use and comfortable none