The LHR12E Duetto is the most powerful and efficient polisher of its size. It is unique in that it is designed to be both a polisher and a sander. Although it’s a compact tool, it still packs a 400-watt motor (compared to the full-size LHR15 and 21 at 500 watts) and a large throw of 12mm. There are other machines like this on the market, but none are as powerful, nor do they match the orbit capability. This machine fills a unique spot for those making the transition from a smaller orbit polisher like an older Porter Cable or Griot's machine.
Like the original BigFoot LHR15 and 21 ES models, the larger throw (the maximum backing plate displacement from the center of the machine) equates to more work being done in each orbit.
Ergonomically speaking, the LHR12E feels natural to hold and operate. As opposed to a trigger, the Duetto features a simple locking on/off switch and a speed control module on the bottom of the body. The speed control module is located on the bottom of the body so that the head of the machine could be kept compact and light. Like its larger siblings, the Duetto features a bumper so it can be set down without scuffing the cover.
The LHR12E includes a 5-inch backing plate and should be used with 5" pads.