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A Bench Polisher

A bench polisher can polish different types of items. DIY experts explain how the polisher works.

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polishing compound comes in different levels
Photo 3 of 5A polishing compound can be added to the bench buffer to polish an item at different levels.

A Polishing Compound(3 of 5)

Add a polishing compound when working with this tool. The polishing compound -- called rouge -- comes in different levels numbered 1-6. Start with level one for cleaning and initial polishing, and work up to level six by using sandpaper grit. Apply the product while the wheel is spinning -- a technique called charging.

Next Photo: Storing the Buffer