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Beall Wood Buff System

Item #141069
$79.99
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4.5

(28 reviews)

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Product Information:

Give your next small project a spectacular finish quickly and easily with this set of three 8" diameter buffs, compounds and a quick-change adapter. Whether you're polishing an oil finish on a box, buffing the scratches out of a turned bowl or platter, or finishing pen blanks, this system will leave a glass smooth surface on whatever you hold to it. The secret to the system is that the dozens of soft cloth layers apply compound evenly without rounding over sharp features and edges. The wheel actually splays out slightly to conform to the shape being buffed. The all-flannel tripoli buff will level out the finish and remove any scratches. The flannel/cotton mix white diamond buff takes out any remaining small scratches and begins to polish. The all-cotton carnauba wax buff yields a high gloss polish similar to a lacquer finish. Changing buffs takes seconds with the quick-change adapter. It adjusts to fit 1/2" or 5/8" motor arbor shafts (1/2 HP or larger, 1725 RPM motor recommended). The optional #2 Morse taper mandrel enables you to use the buffs on the lathe (you'll have to make a 1/4"-20 drawbar to hold it in place)The compounds will last for years when used moderately. Not for use in a hand-held drill. System includes: 3 buffs, quick-change adapter, 3 compounds and complete instructions.


  • System includes: 3 buffs, quick-change adapter, 3 compounds and complete instructions
  • Changing buffs takes seconds with the quick-change adapter
  • Designed to fit 1/2" or 5/8" motor arbor shafts (1/2 HP or larger, 1725 RPM motor recommended)
  • Not for use in a hand-held drill
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

    Articles:

  • Pinwheel Box - The lid to this bandsawn triangular challenge requires precision for a tight fit. Toy with the grain direction and add optional dividers for a creative three-sectioned box.
  • A Great Start for Basic Pen Turning - If you own a woodturning lathe, you have the right one for turning pens. Any lathe from a benchtop mini to the biggest floor model will do nicely.
     
     
     

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    4.6

    (based on 28 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (25)
    • Well built / quality (8)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to use (2)
    • Versatile (2)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (2)

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (22)
    • Large projects (8)
    • Gifts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (19), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5), Professional (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (25), Business (3)

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    5.0

    Great tool, but some limitations

    By  Ron F.

    from West Friendship, MD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Hard To Use Inside Bowls

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I bought my Beall system about a year ago and use it regularly with excellent results. My only slightly negative comment is that you HAVE to use the bowl buffs in conjunction with it to finish the inside of most bowls. A design recommendation I would suggest is that the mandrel that the buffing pads are mounted on be made longer so you have more room between them to get inside of larger (over 6 - 7"diameter) bowls. Overall, I like the tool quite a bit and would buy it again and recommend it to others.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Fantastic product

    By  jpeccerillo

    from Ansonia, CT

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    If you're contemplating buying this system just do it...you won't be disappointed. I just used it for the first time. It couldn't be any easier, and the results were beautiful. I sanded my project to 400 grit then buffed the bare wood following the instructions and wow, what a finish! I'd be curious to try it next time with an oil finish before buffing as suggested in their directions. I also bought the 3" bowl buffs to go with the system and they worked perfectly as well.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    sweet shine, some of the time...

    By  rookie

    from Granbury, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Does what it advertises

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Wood polishing

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I have used for many years a combination of fine sanding and buffing to achieve a high gloss polish on the bowls I produce. After listening to and watching more than a few videos featuring the Beall system, I become convinced that this would improve and speed my finishing. The buffs are nice, even though they tend to shred constantly in use. Patience is required to achieve that "million dollar shine", just as it would be if I did NOT purchase this system. If you make many natural edge bowls, note that pieces of the buff WILL end up caught in your bark. Overall, if I knew what I know now, I would not purchase this system. Since I have this system in my shop, however, I will use it every time I am able. This is an adequate tool for my toolbox. The next field I am asked to enter is the "bottom line", or, would I recommend this to a friend, and that would depend on the projects my friend were undertaking in general. There will be times I would recommend this, there will be times I will suggest a different procedure...

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Excellent product

    By  Jon Murphy

    from Englishtown, NJ

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    As a wood turner I've been using a triple buffing system mounted on my lathe for some time (I don't have space for a separate buffing machine). I bought a knock-off of the triple Beale mount. After watching the use of the individual Beale buffers at a demo at my woodturning club I decided to get the real Beale - but didn't buy the triple lathe system. I happen to have a 1 x 8 spindle mount designed for the Beale screw on wheels (I'd been using it with the "ball buffs"). It is not sold by Beale, and I've only seen it at Craft Supplies (Woodcraft, take note). It allows me to use my lathe as my buffer, and with the quick change the Beale screw mounting allows is more convenient than either the Beale or the PSI knockoff triple mount system (which requires the tail stock). But the key to my pleasure with these wheels is the quality of the buffing. The unstitched wheels of differing materials are more effective, at least to my taste. I left off a star only because of the lack of a simple quick change mount for the lathe. Using the lathe for buffing has the added advantage of variable speed over a wide range (I buff at about 1800 with an 8" wheel, and at about 2800 with a 4" wheel, and vary that further for the "bowl buffs". That mount is available (as noted above). I recommend the Beale wheels, but with the caveat that I find them best used on the VS lathe with a spindle mount that screws to the head stock. At first I wanted to get a dedicated motor to mount the included attachment jig, then when I realized how easy it was to use my lathe with the mount I had, and the advantage of the variable speed, I retired the attachment jig. Jon

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Oh My Gosh - My Newest Favorite Tool

    By  Dave Van

    from Otsego, Michigan

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Fantastic Finish
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Can't think of any cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Sculpted bandsaw boxes
    • Small Projects
    • Turned projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I read about the Beall Woodbuff System in a magazine, then watched the video online, and thought "It can't be that easy and that effective." I was wrong. This is a fantastic tool. I am using it on turned projects and sculpted bandsaw boxes. I went to a local industrial surplus outlet and picked up a used 3/4 HP 1725 RPM motor with a long shaft really cheap. Then I called my local Woodcraft Store in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Gary said they had one Beall Woodbuff System left in stock, so he brought it up to the counter to save it for me. Back home, I wired a plug-in cord with a foot pedal to the used motor in about 15 minutes (had to reverse the black and red wires to make it run counterclockwise) then slipped the adapter onto the shaft, mounted the arbor, mounted the cloth buff, applied the Tripoli bar that came with the system, and I was buffing in about 20 minutes. Wow - I could not have imagined the fantastic hard shine the Beall Woodbuff System puts on my projects. I don't often get this enthusiastic, but I just love this tool. Note: A cloud of cloth lint comes off the buffing wheels the first time, especially the White Diamond and Wax wheels, so it would be a good idea to rub a hardwood stick on the wheels and get someone to hold a shop vac up to the wheels the first time you turn on the motor. The instructions say that, but I ignored that part, and I had a lot of sweeping to do...

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Good quality

    By  tryrealhard

    from Kansas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I bought the MT#2 with the shaft extension even though some had commented on the run out. I added the #20 threaded rod through the lathe with a self turned bushing and nut. I have had no problems with run out.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Beall Wood Buff System

    By  Big Daddy

    from Tazewell, TN

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I do a considerable amount of lathe work in my shop, anything from minitures up to large projects. This particular system works as advertised on all projects ( the only exceptions would be the inside of bowls) and it delivers an outstanding finish. It's easy to use, just follow the directions. Make sure in the beginning when you are stripping the pads and getting ready for your fisrt use that you have a shop vac or a dust colecter hooked up you will need it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By  Adam Baumgartner aka radambomb

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Finishing
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I was a little dismayed when I first started using the Beall Buffing System. I was not getting the results I had hoped, but it turns out that I was applying way to much pressure. Re-watching the Beall woodcraft video really helped me to get the process down and now It seems to work like magic! Make sure you have a low speed motor, and go easy on the white diamond and the wax.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Good investment that I'll never be sorry

    By  Masrol Sumairi

    from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • A complete set for me
    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Buffing work made easy
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    I was about to give up searching for(in my place)a motor with a suitable pulley & proper mandrel in building my own buffing machine. Then I found a complete set ( Beall Wood Buff System) It is a complete set for my case that do not own Lathe or proper Buffing machine. The machine shaft adapter is just nice for me who have an electric motor without the need to spend extra bucks to buy pulley and mandrel and most importantly it is easy to mount to the motor's shaft. Overall - easy to mount easy to use - it's a fun project!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Better than expected.

    By  Josh

    from Spring City, TN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Beall Wood Buff System :

    Makes bare wood look very shiney.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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