But that makes it lighter to use in various situations. I bought this to use at the wire wheel. As said it is powerful and can cause some damage if not careful. I needed this tool right away that I did not bother returning the item. The only criticism I've heard from other folks about this is that it's under-powered.
Hardin HB5800 Features & Specs
Comes with a 4 1/2" diameter x 4" wide medium non-woven drum (about 180 grit)
High torque due to double gear reduction construction
For tarnishing, burnishing, and polishing stainless steel and nonferrous metals
Automatic power consumption adjustment module to compensate for work load
900 Watt variable speed 900-2800RPM
Editor's Impressions Of The Hardin HB5800
Tool Motor Power
Burnishing Wheel Speed
Value For Money
Hardin HB5800 Final Thoughts
When I received it, I noticed the difference. I bought this to use at the wire wheel. I am eager to see what new accessories come out so I can find more projects to take on! Overall I am satisfied with the outcome. The tool itself works great, the variable speed is awesome.