Multi-purpose electric tool saves mechanics time with tool-free spindle lock

Davidson, N.C., August 23, 2016 — Ingersoll Rand, the Official Power Tools of NASCAR®, will showcase the IQV12 Series G1621 Polisher/Sander at the SEMA Show, November 1-4, 2016 in booth #10160 of the North Hall. The IQV Polisher/Sander is a cordless multi-purpose solution that allows automotive technicians to prepare and finish multiple types of surfaces in tight spaces. The electric tool features a two-speed gearbox for sanding and polishing a variety of surfaces, from sanding brake rotors and removing gaskets, to polishing bumpers and headlight restoration. In addition, its unique tool-free spindle lock allows technicians to change backing pads quickly, without fumbling for additional tools. So, now that you’ve got a slightly better understanding of each type of car polishing machine, it’s time for us to find the best car detailing products and car buffers to get.

“The Ingersoll Rand IQV12 Polisher/Sander gives auto body and automotive technicians the versatility they need to get in tight spaces to perform detailed, intricate work,” said Brian Fetner, global product manager for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools. Auto body technicians will find that the tool can reach into tight places to work on a variety of surfaces like fenders, mirrors and lights, while automotive technicians can quickly prep an area to rebuild, such as brake rotors.”

The IQV12 Polisher/Sander two-speed gearbox and variable speed lever allow technicians to adjust the speed of the tool to adapt to many surfaces. The adjustments help technicians perform precision work when polishing or prepping surfaces, while protecting surfaces from heat damage. For optimal comfort, the G1621 Polisher/Sander features an ergonomic grip and a patent-pending soft mount system to reduce vibration. The updated design also reduces the amount of noise the tool creates compared to similar models from other manufacturers. In addition, a side handle can be fitted for left- or right-handed operation for added stability during aggressive sanding or polishing.

New Spindle Lock Enhances Versatility and Saves Mechanics Time
The spindle lock on the IQV12 tool secures backing pads into place without the need for additional tools, translating to faster replacement of accessories and consumables and keep technicians moving from job-to-job. Consumable discs from other manufacturers can be used on the backing pads.

With discs in place, the IQV12 Polisher/Sander can be used for various prepping and finishing applications, including:

• Surface preparation
• Removing adhesive
• Buffing out scratches
• Gasket removal
• Shining and waxing
• Headlight restoration
• Buffing in tight spaces, such as door jams and mirrors
• Removing rust and corrosion
• Sanding brake rotors
• Deburring

IQV12 Polisher/Sander Kit
The IQV12 Polisher/Sander is available as an individual tool or in a kit that contains items to get the job done. The kit includes the following accessories:
• Two BL1203 IQV12 r2.0 batteries with a newly designed LED fuel gauge that displays the remaining runtime. The batteries are interchangeable with other Ingersoll Rand tools that have r2.0 battery packs.
• A BC1110 IQV12 Charger with USB so that the tool can be charged virtually anywhere in one hour
• Three backing pads
• Three polishing pads

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