SPTA 5" 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher Review

Mitch By: Mitch | Last updated June 16, 2021

SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher and Extras
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher size
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher features
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher handle options
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher pad path
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher on black car
SPTA 5 125mm Random Orbital Car kit pieces

8.6 / 10

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PROS:

  • Great value for the price
  • Kit has almost enough pieces to do a detail included
  • Flexible handle allows for customizable grip
  • A-handle is also customizable 
  • Kit comes with 5 and 6 inch backing plates

CONS:

  • The trigger button causes some issues
  • The pads provided are less durable than other brand names
  • Doesn't have as high of RPM limit as other polishers
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SUMMARY:

The SPTA 5" 125mm Random Orbital introduces itself as a great value for anyone getting into detailing paint.  Although not a true dual action polisher this random orbital comes in at a price, and does a job closer to a dual action versus a true rotary polisher.

Getting this polishing kit gets you in the fastlane to getting your polishing or compounding started. Inside their starter kit is the following: 

  • SPTA 5" 125mm Random Orbital Car Polisher
  • 1pc Packing bag
  • 1pc Pinafore
  • 3pcs 5" polishing pads
  • 3pcs 6" foam pads
  • 5" Woolen pad
  • 6" Woolen pad
  • 1pc Ergonomic side handle
  • 1pc Ergonomic D-handle
  • 1pc Wrench
  • Pair of extra carbon brushes
  • User Manual
  • 1pc Car wash glove
  • Foam pads cleaning brushes
  • 12pcs 5" and 6" sanding discs
  • 250ml Supreme polish compound
  • 250ml Supreme rubbing compound
  • 2pcs 40x40 microfiber towel

Amazon customers are generally impressed with the box contents they got for less than $100, and so do we. Nothing seems to be out of the ordinary when you use this machine, but there are still some complaints made by several customers where they talk about how unreliable the polishing pads are.

Regardless, the SPTA 5" 125mm car polisher's performance is still unaffected and retains its place on one of the most reliable car care tools that have ever existed. Here is why:

  • Superior Ergonomic Design. From handling and maneuvering to the indispensable speed dial, the SPTA ensures nothing gets in your way to productivity. 

  • Sturdy Build. SPTA only uses quality materials to create the robust casing of a 5" 125mm random orbital car polisher, essentially enhancing its resistance from breaking.

  • Adjustable Speed. Although this car polisher has only 1000 – 3,800 rotations per minute (RPM), it is still reasonably practical for removing any car imperfections.

  • Comfortable Handles to Grip. The SPTA 5" 125mm car polisher has three ways of handling: either with the polisher head, ergonomic side handle, or D-handle. Just pick one setup from three to get the complete control you wish.

  • Large Throw Distance. Long-throw polishers like the SPTA 5" 125mm car polisher are known for their speedy car imperfections removal because of the larger surface area it covers.  

  • And the Free Extras Included. There are no other detailing companies that offer very great deals other than SPTA. Invest $89.99 and get a box full of 18 total items useful for potential long-term car care.

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Features

  • RPM

The SPTA Random Orbital Polisher has a varying speed that you can adjust depending on if you wax, buff, or polish. You can find an ergonomically placed speed dial on top of the handle to change the RPM from 1000 – 3,800.

  • Distance of Throw

Long-throw polishers are known to cover more surface areas when removing any car imperfections. SPTA Random Orbital Polisher is built as one of them and has a 15mm throw.

  • Ergonomics

The SPTA 5" 125mm car polisher has an standard design like the Rupes LHR 15ES Big Foot and Adam's Swirl Killer. 

Under the handle, a trigger button can be found to fire up the car polisher. It has a lock that prevents you from accidentally turning off the device, but we fear it will do nothing like Adam's SK's case as they both have very similar design layouts.

Expect a little problem while handling the SPTA 5" 125mm car polisher as it weighs 11.82 lbs. – significantly heavier than any other models. However, the handles in this power tool can help in adding comfort as a countermeasure while holding the bulky tool.

This car polisher has a decent overall design. However, it could be better if the company engineer decided to put a sliding button instead of a power button, which is a common issue we have seen with this profile of polisher.

  • Handle

Great control can be achieved by handling the car polisher properly. With SPTA 5" 125mm random orbital polisher, you can grip either on the detachable handle, ergonomic handle, or platypus head. As it is pretty customizable you can test out different settings to see what works best for you.

  • Attachments and Extras

SPTA 5" 125mm random orbital may be simple at first glance, but there are lots of attachments so unique, they significantly improved the product's overall performance. 

Upon closer inspection, we have found the following attachments:

  • Velcro backing plate – helpful in securing the polishing pads in place.
  • Wrench – helps in removing the backing plate.

Basics aside, the SPTA has the bells and whistles mentioned earlier, making the 5" 125mm random orbital car polisher ideal for long-term use.

 

Brand Quality

SPTA, also known as Specialized Products to Auto & Home, is a China-based car care company founded in 2009. Like the Jinhua-based ZOTA, little is known about SPTA, though it has a company website, unlike its competitor.

SPTA is known for its customer-focused values as written on its website. They are known for offering a 30-day refund policy to all items, given that the item has not been damaged and customers are taking care of them. For SPTA, all of their valued clients deserve top-quality service from its highly reliable agents.

The company appeared on multiple online retail stores such as Amazon and eBay. They have a vast collection of inventory ranging from auto polishers, polishing pads, car cleaning guns, kits, rotary tools, and sanders.

SPTA has a positive image/rating on Amazon and eBay, so it does show that customers are happy with what they have received from the company.

Pricing

We have seen this unit go on sale by up to $10 off, which is a steal. Any time you can get a polisher starter kit for under $100 you expect very low quality. Although you won't confuse this model with a Rupes the difference in price is very hard to ignore. If you are only doing a couple paint corrections in the future, this is probably a better investment. 

Performance

If there is one thing to describe the SPTA 5" 125mm random orbital car polisher, it is straightforward. Inspired by a user-centric goal of making your wheels look brand new again, this car polisher gained its top-tier place in the world of detailing. However, there are some disadvantages that we still need to mention so you can decide whether to use the polisher or not.

First things first are the sturdy model design which significantly helps in controlling the car polisher. SPTA 5" 125mm random orbital car polisher weighs 11.82 lbs. (primarily because of its highly sturdy casing) which may affect maneuvering. However, you can help yourself with the grippy detachable and D-handle, effectively reducing the fatigue you will experience.

Firing the SPTA 5" 125mm random orbital car polisher can be done by pressing the trigger button just below the adjustable speed dial. It has the same setup as the Adam's Swirl Killer and Rupes LHR 15ES Big Foot – both proven to slightly induce getting burned out quickly because of the faulty trigger button. 

Other than that, the car polisher works just fine. The extra polishing pads may be of low quality, but you can still find the best deals on the Amazon store.

Help/Support

The only info we could find about their companies contact information was as follows, from their website:

Phone:
+8618986967256
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