New BigFoot System – Polishing tools

  • RANDOM ORBITAL
  • GEAR DRIVEN
  • TRIPLE ACTION
  • ROTARY

RANDOM ORBITAL POLISHER

The backing plate follows an orbit (the amplitude of which depends on the distance between the rotation axis of the drive shaft and the central axis of the backing plate) and is free to rotate about its own central axis. The backing plate is free to rotate at varying velocities and directions by effect of the centrifugal force of the offset movement and by effect of friction.

Should the friction forces be such as to prevent rotation of the disc while the tool is still operating, the random orbital movement would simply become an orbital movement. 

The number of disc rotations is variable and independent of the number of orbits performed. The random orbital movement is at present the best compromise in terms of effectiveness and surface treatment quality

LHR 21 Mark III

With its 21mm orbit and its Ø150mm backing pad, the LHR 21 MarkIII random orbital polisher is the perfect tool for working large surface areas. The LHR 21 MarkIII allows the operator to achieve ultra-high quality finishes, even with limited passes. Improved efficiency guarantees more power and torque on every surface.

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS

The rubberized front grip of the MarkIII offers exceptional comfort for the operator while providing a non-slip surface for control. The improved rear handle also integrates rubberized surfaces for improved feel. Two strategically placed, non-marking, tool rests provide stability when the tool is not in use as well as additional protection against unintended impact. The continued refinement of the BigFoot random orbital platform in MarkIII reinforce its best in class reputation, making the best even better.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL DIAL

The new electronic speed control dial allows for easy adjustment of the top speed of the polisher without requiring the operator to move his hands. The larger dial is easily adjusted with a move of the thumb. High visibility numbers and a more positive feedback from the movement of the dial make speed changes feel more deliberate, allowing operators to select the ideal speed for the task without any interuption to the polishing process.

9 METERS ELECTRICAL CORD

The new Heavy Duty extra long 9mt cord is gauged to deliver maximum power to the polisher for safe, efficient operation. The longer cord save you time, steps and hassles since the user doesn’t have to use additional extension cords when polishing around a car.

PROGRESSIVE TRIGGER

Adding an additional layer of control is the new progressive trigger. Acting as a throttle to control speeds within the dial range, the progressive trigger allows the operator to make subtle adjustments for precise control without interruption of the process or need to reposition the grip to access the speed dial.

DESIGN

Attention to detail is something more than just attractive design. Every detail, such as the rubber support positioned on the body of the machine to keep it stable during the non-working stages, is the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.

LHR 15 Mark III

Built to handle any detailing situation, the new LHR 15 MarkIII is the new frontier of detailing. The ergonomic design allows for precise paint correction with complete comfort, in curved surfaces and difficult to reach areas. The LHR 15 MarkIII operates at a higher rpm compared to the LHR21 MarkIII. This increased speed provides equivalent correction and does so with a pad diameter and orbit that are more conducive to curved or varied surfaces.

IMPROVED ERGONOMICS

The rubberized front grip of the MarkIII offers exceptional comfort for the operator while providing a non-slip surface for control. The improved rear handle also integrates rubberized surfaces for improved feel. Two strategically placed, non-marking, tool rests provide stability when the tool is not in use as well as additional protection against unintended impact. The continued refinement of the BigFoot random orbital platform in MarkIII reinforce its best in class reputation, making the best even better.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL DIAL

The new electronic speed control dial allows for easy adjustment of the top speed of the polisher without requiring the operator to move his hands. The larger dial is easily adjusted with a move of the thumb. High visibility numbers and a more positive feedback from the movement of the dial make speed changes feel more deliberate, allowing operators to select the ideal speed for the task without any interuption to the polishing process.

9 METERS ELECTRICAL CORD

The new Heavy Duty extra long 9mt cord is gauged to deliver maximum power to the polisher for safe, efficient operation. The longer cord save you time, steps and hassles since the user doesn’t have to use additional extension cords when polishing around a car.

PROGRESSIVE TRIGGER

Adding an additional layer of control is the new progressive trigger. Acting as a throttle to control speeds within the dial range, the progressive trigger allows the operator to make subtle adjustments for precise control without interruption of the process or need to reposition the grip to access the speed dial.

DESIGN

Attention to detail is something more than just attractive design. Every detail, such as the rubber support positioned on the body of the machine to keep it stable during the non-working stages, is the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.

LHR 21ES

Characterised by its large Ø21mm orbit and Ø150 mm RUPES backing pad, the electric LHR 21ES random orbital polisher is perrfect for working large surface areas. The perfectly balanced polisher, combined with the Ø150/180 mm foam polishing pads of the RUPES BigFoot range, guarantees rapid cutting and an impeccable finish.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED

The RUPES R&D and Design departments have paid particular attention to the design and ergonomics of the BigFoot polishers. The perfectly balanced machine body, the practical handgrip, the silent operation and minimum vibration are just some of the characteristics that help make BigFoot the market’s most versatile and sought-after system.

ANTISPINNING SHROUD

The dual function antispinning shroud is designed to protect the operator against the moving parts and act as a clutch for the backing pad, preventing further stress on the foam polishing pad when it is not in direct contact with the surface.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE

The speed controller on the handle is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be regulated during use, thus avoiding any interruption of the polishing operation.

ON-OFF SWITCH LOCK

Pressing the button on the LEFT-hand side of the handgrip while polishing locks the on-off switch. This allows the operator to move his/her hands freely to different gripping positions while the tool is operating.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.

LHR 15ES

The Ø15 mm orbit and the RUPES Ø125 mm backing pad make the random orbital polisher particularly suitable for curved surfaces. The 15mm orbit of the LHR 15ES, shorter than that of its big brother the LHR 21ES, is coupled with a higher rpm level than that of the LHR 21ES. This higher speed gives the LHR 15ES equivalent cutting power to the LHR 21ES, in spite of the smaller orbit. Its Ø130/150 mm BigFoot polishing foam pads, perfect balance and vibration-free operation make the LHR 15ES a real gem and a must for the tool kit of every detailer.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED

The RUPES R&D and Design departments have paid particular attention to the design and ergonomics of the BigFoot polishers. The perfectly balanced machine body, the practical handgrip, the silent operation and minimum vibration are just some of the characteristics that help make BigFoot the market’s most versatile and sought-after system.

ANTISPINNING SHROUD

The dual function antispinning shroud is designed to protect the operator against the moving parts and act as a clutch for the backing pad, preventing further stress on the foam polishing pad when it is not in direct contact with the surface.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE

The speed controller on the handle is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be regulated during use, thus avoiding any interruption of the polishing operation.

ON-OFF SWITCH LOCK

Pressing the button on the LEFT-hand side of the handgrip while polishing locks the on-off switch. This allows the operator to move his/her hands freely to different gripping positions while the tool is operating.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.

LHR 12E DUETTO

This simple, intuitive and exceptionally comfortable tool allows any operator to tackle even the most challenging polishing operation. The LHR 12E is perfect for deep correction operations and anti-hologram passes. The 12mm orbit allows the operator exceptional control in difficult applications such as edge and profile work, making “perfect detailing” an easy operation for novices and professionals alike.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED

With its nonslip rubber inserts in the front cover, the LHR 12E is perfect for all polishing operations in difficult to reach zones. The operator can work in comfort to produce the best results possible.

DUAL FUNCTION: SANDING AND POLISHING

The LHR 12E and its 12mm orbit can be used with fine grit abrasives to speed up deep correction operations. The tool can then use foams and compounds to refine the abrasive scratches and restore a lustrous finish.

ANTISPINNING SHROUD

The dual function antispinning shroud is designed to protect the operator against the moving parts and act as a clutch for the backing pad, preventing further stress on the foam polishing pad when it is not in direct contact with the surface.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE

The speed controller is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be easily adjusted without interrupting the work.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The non-slip rubber inserts are numerous and have many functions. In particular, the insert on the machine body is used to support the polisher when placed on a surface.

LHR 75E MINI

The LHR 75E is the polisher for difficult shapes and for spot repair operations. The LHR 75E is a must for any detailer wishing to obtain perfect results, even in the most difficult areas. The 12mm orbit, combined with RUPES accessories and consumables, achieves quick results on areas such as mudgards, front panels, etc.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED

With its nonslip rubber inserts on the front cover, the LHR 75E is perfect for all polishing operations in difficult to reach areas. The operator can work in perfect comfort to produce the best possible results.

ON-OFF SWITCH LOCK

Lined in non-slip rubber, the on/off lever of the BigFoot polisher ensures a controlled soft start, giving the operator full control over the tool.

ANTISPINNING SHROUD

The dual function antispinning shroud is designed to protect the operator against the moving parts and act as a clutch for the backing pad, preventing further stress on the foam polishing pad when it is not in direct contact with the surface.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE

The speed controller is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be easily adjusted without interrupting the work.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The non-slip rubber inserts are numerous and have many functions. In particular, the insert on the machine body is used to support the polisher when placed on a surface.

NANO iBRID

Bigfoot nano machine is more than just technology, it’s a design philosophy that will lead us into the future evolution of RUPESiBrid ushers in an era of innovationflexibilityversatility, and sustainability. The new iBrid manufacturing concept will increase process efficiency and optimize the user experience. The functionality of a battery and the option of corded electric supply, all without interruption of the task at hand. The dual power supply is joined by multi-action movements in the Nano that will revolutionize the approach to cleaning and detailing. The high performance motor saves energy offering optimal performance with low environmental impact and ultimately energy savings.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

The tapered shape of the power supply keeps the compact design and single handed operation of the tool while still providing endless operation time.

ON/OFF SPEED CONTROL DIAL

Lined in non-slip rubber, the on/off lever of the BigFoot polisher ensures a controlled soft start, giving the operator full control over the tool.

BATTERY STATUS LED - BATTERY CHARGER

LED indicators display battery status ensuring proper maintenance of the battery itself.

Custom designed to fit the NANO’s unique battery pack system.

ROTARY ACTION

Paint fast correction on edges and profiles with
Ø30mm (1,18” in) backing pad.
Cleaning and brushing with
special accessories

DUAL ACTION Ø3mm

Micro-sanding and denibbing
Ultra high gloss polishing with:
Ø30mm (1,18”in) backing pad
Ø50mm (1,96”in) backing pad

DUAL ACTION Ø12mm

Paint correction and high gloss polishing with:
Ø30mm (1,18” in) backing pad
Ø50mm (1,96” in) backing pad

LHR 75

The small pneumatic random orbital polisher has a Ø15mm orbit and a Ø75mm backing pad, allowing the tool to work in awkward and difficult to reach areas. The reduced size and high cutting capacity, combined with the RUPES BigFoot Ø 80/100 mm polishing foam pads, make the LHR 75 the ideal polisher for spot repairs, polishing contoured areas and parts such as mirrors and pillars.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED

The ergonomic hand grip also allows full control of the polisher using just one hand. The hand grip is lined with a composite material, extremely resistant to impact and mechanical stresses, designed to isolate the hand from the air ducts and guarantee greater comfort. The rubber cover guarantees maximum grip and precision in the movement of the tool when both hands are used.

SPEED CONTROL

The speed controller on the handle is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be regulated during use, thus avoiding any interruption of the polishing operation.

EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT

The pneumatic tool weighs a mere 0.65 kg. Thanks to its light weight, polishing and Spot Repairs become fast and easy.

ADJUSTABLE AIR OUTLET

In addition to being an air outlet, the device also acts as a silencer. Mounted on the base near the air connection, the small silencer is an extremely effective way of deadening the noise generated by the flow of compressed air.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The perfectly balanced machine body, the practical handgrip, the silent operation and minimum vibration are just some of the characteristics that help make BigFoot the most versatile and sought-after polishing system.

GEAR DRIVEN DUAL ACTION POLISHER

Gear driven the backing plate follows an orbit (the scope of which depends on the distance between the rotation axis of the drive shaft and the central axis of the rotor disc) and is at the same time constrained to rotate about its own central axis (typically due to the inclusion of a gearing).

The number of orbits at each revolution of the disc is always constant and depends on the parameters of the gearing used.

The gear movement is more aggressive on surfaces with respect to the random orbital movement and generates a generally higher vibration level.

BIGFOOT MILLE LK 900E

Joining the BIGFOOT family of tools to bridge the gap between rotary and free spinning orbital polishers the Mille provides a balance of power, ergonomics, and capability for operators who crave a gear driven solution. Featuring a wide assortment of new, innovative features as well as a revolutionary clockwise rotational movement the BIGFOOT Mille delivers powerful defect removal, versatility, and consistent performance in an ergonomic package designed with operator comfort and efficiency of work in mind.

CLOCKWISE ROTATION

The BIGFOOT Mille uses a specially designed electric motor, developed in-house by RUPES. This design allows for a clockwise rotational movement which translates to increased levels of control and comfort for the operator. Competitive tools feature a counter clockwise movement which can increase unwanted lateral movement and create fatigue for the operator.

9 METERS ELECTRICAL CORD

The new Heavy Duty extra long 9mt cord is gauged to deliver maximum power to the polisher for safe, efficient operation. The longer cord save you time, steps and hassles since the user doesn’t have to use additional extension cords when polishing around a car.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL DIAL

An all new variable speed dial provides the ability to adjust speeds for specific applications. The dial features larger numbers, a click sensation to indicate speed changes, and is positioned for effortless adjustment during the polishing process.

PROGRESSIVE TRIGGER

Adding an additional level of control, the LH19E includes a progressive trigger. This trigger acts as a throttle allowing the operator to control speeds within the dial range to deliver the exact desired speed and to adjust quickly as needed without interruption to the work process.

DOUBLE RUBBER SUPPORT

Every aspect of the Mille has been considered in the design, even when the tool is not being used. Two rubber supports are positioned on the body of the machine to keep it stable when resting on a table or cart.

TRIPLE ACTION POLISHER

RUPES is offering a new type of movement known as Triple Action. The power of a motor can be expressed as the product of the torque multiplied by the velocity. During normal use of a tool, the operator applies a variable load, which by effect of the friction forces and the work carried out by the motor might be such as to reduce the number of revolutions of the motor.

The load applied by the operator during normal use of a tool varies significantly over a measure of time, causing large variations in velocity of the number of orbits and the rotation of the rotor disc and consequently reducing the uniformity and effectiveness of the work operation.

A more homogeneous process leads to a significant reduction in working times. In the case of triple action tools, and similar to the movement of random orbital tools, the disc follows an orbit and is free to rotate about its own central axis but, thanks to a special epicyclic gear reducer located in front of the cam group, the torque value is significantly increased while at the same time the velocity is reduced. 

With the use of this solution the impact of a variable in performance (the load applied by the user) is substantially minimized and, consequently, a greater uniformity of performance of the tool.  This provides a considerable improvement in the surface finish as well as a drastic reduction in the vibration levels. From the very first use it is clear how advantageous this configuration is in terms of effectiveness and vibration reduction all thanks to the introduction of the epicyclic gear reducer; this is a technical improvement that so profoundly improves and changes the functionality of the tool that it merits a new movement category, the TRIPLE ACTION.

BIGFOOT LTA 125 – LTA 75

Ergonomiclightweight, and powerful. The LTA125 introduces a new innovative technology defined as “Triple Action” in the pneumatic polisher category. The dual action random orbital movement of this pneumatic tool is combined with epicyclic gearing that delivers levels of torque and consistency, which were previously never carried out with pneumatically powered tools. This machine provides incredible balance and torque and is extremely intuitive and easy-to-maneuver and can be used for polishing operations in several industries that include automotive detailingaviationmarineindustrial, and many more.

HIGH TORQUE EFFICIENCY

Thanks to a special epicyclic gear reducer located in front of the cam group, the torque value is significantly increased while at the same time the velocity is reduced. With the use of this solution the impact of a variable in performance (the load applied by the user) is substantially minimized and, consequently, a greater uniformity of performance of the tool.

SPEED CONTROL

The speed controller on the handle is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be regulated during use, thus avoiding any interruption of the polishing operation.

ADJUSTABLE AIR OUTLET

In addition to being an air outlet, the device also acts as a silencer. Mounted on the base near the air connection, the small silencer is an extremely effective way of deadening the noise generated by the flow of compressed air.

DESIGN

The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The perfectly balanced machine body, the practical handgrip, the silent operation and minimum vibration are just some of the characteristics that help make BigFoot the most versatile and sought-after polishing system.

ROTARY POLISHER

rotating disc, rotates on a central axis with the highest velocity being at the pads edge. Rotary tends to be the most invasive movement on the surface, generating substantial friction and heat which can lead to burns, strike throughs, and rotary induced swirl marks if used improperly.

In the hands of a skilled technician a rotary tool features the lowest vibration levels of any tool movement, but can take a great deal of time to learn to use the tool properly.

Rotary movement is most commonly used for polishing operations.

BIGFOOT LH 19E

Featuring a high torque motorcompact design, premium ergonomics and a lightweight housing, the LH 19E is one of the most capable and maneuverable rotary polishers on the market. Its lightweight and powerful design makes it the ultimate rotary polishing solution for a variety of industries including automotive detailing, collision repair and refinishing, marine, and more.

ANTI-VIBRATION LOOP HANDLE

An innovative loop handle allows users to hold the polisher securely at different angles for precision and stability during the polishing process. The soft grip material and the special design absorb and dissipate vibration to improve operator comfort as well as protect delicate surfaces from damage. The new loop handle is included standard with each tool.

ANTI-VIBRATION SIDE HANDLE

soft grip side handle reduces the vibration during the polishing operation and provides comfortable control of the polisher. Featuring a new design and the specialized materials to absorb and dissipate the vibration from the machine the handle can be added to either side, depending on operator preference, and is included with the polisher DLX Kits.

9 METERS ELECTRICAL CORD

The new Heavy Duty extra long 9mt cord is gauged to deliver maximum power to the polisher for safe, efficient operation. The longer cord save you time, steps and hassles since the user doesn’t have to use additional extension cords when polishing around a car.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL DIAL

An all new variable speed dial provides the ability to adjust speeds for specific applications. The dial features larger numbers, a click sensation to indicate speed changes, and is positioned for effortless adjustment during the polishing process.

PROGRESSIVE TRIGGER

Adding an additional level of control, the LH19E includes a progressive trigger. This trigger acts as a throttle allowing the operator to control speeds within the dial range to deliver the exact desired speed and to adjust quickly as needed without interruption to the work process.

NANO iBRID

Bigfoot nano machine is more than just technology, it’s a design philosophy that will lead us into the future evolution of RUPESiBrid ushers in an era of innovationflexibilityversatility, and sustainability. The new iBrid manufacturing concept will increase process efficiency and optimize the user experience. The functionality of a battery and the option of corded electric supply, all without interruption of the task at hand. The dual power supply is joined by multi-action movements in the Nano that will revolutionize the approach to cleaning and detailing. The high performance motor saves energy offering optimal performance with low environmental impact and ultimately energy savings.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

The tapered shape of the power supply keeps the compact design and single handed operation of the tool while still providing endless operation time.

ON/OFF SPEED CONTROL DIAL

Lined in non-slip rubber, the on/off lever of the BigFoot polisher ensures a controlled soft start, giving the operator full control over the tool.

BATTERY STATUS LED - BATTERY CHARGER

LED indicators display battery status ensuring proper maintenance of the battery itself.

Custom designed to fit the NANO’s unique battery pack system.

ROTARY ACTION

Paint fast correction on edges and profiles with
Ø30mm (1,18” in) backing pad.
Cleaning and brushing with
special accessories

DUAL ACTION Ø3mm

Micro-sanding and denibbing
Ultra high gloss polishing with:
Ø30mm (1,18”in) backing pad
Ø50mm (1,96”in) backing pad

DUAL ACTION Ø12mm

Paint correction and high gloss polishing with:
Ø30mm (1,18” in) backing pad
Ø50mm (1,96” in) backing pad