Makita 9227CX3 7-In Electronic Sander-Polisher Review

By Jack | Updated: May 16, 2014

Take your shiny car out for a ride!

The Makita Sander Polisher is the companion you need when you want a good polish for your car.

The Makita 9227CX3 7-Inch Hook and Loop Electronic Polisher-Sander with Polishing Kit is the set that you should get when you want a high-gloss finish.

Makita 9227CX3 polisherThe dual-purpose tool is very useful and easy to use so that you can switch from polisher to sander in no time!

Finish all your tasks with the use of this tool. You can now have one handy tool to use whenever you need to polish or smooth some things out.

Getting High Gloss Finish

If you want to have a delightful shine on your car, then this polisher will accomplish that for you.

This is equipped with a powerful 10 AMP motor and an electronic speed control (0 – 3000 rpm) for easy usage.

Not only that, the Makita 9227CX3 polisher is also convertible into a sander. Now you can work with wood and paint using the same Makita tool.

Just reach for the sanding discs and I’m sure you can accomplish your work without any more hassle.

Speed Features

The 10 amp motor drives the polisher to make it perfect for auto detailing. Also, if you want to hide some scratches and paint imperfections, you can use this powerful polisher.

The variable speed of the motor can operate between 0-3000 RPMs. If you are doing some aggressive polishing, you might to take the polisher to its full speed.

There is a pre-set setting for 3000 RPM so that you can take control of the 9227CX3 speed whenever you need to.

The polisher sander also has a lock in button so you can easily work under constant speed. Even when it is operating with or without load, you will not find it hard to maneuver because it has two types of handles: the loop handle and side handle.

Use the soft start feature to start the tool smoothly with every use!

Sanding With Makita Sander Polisher

If you want to finish you sanding tasks, you only have to look for seven-inch sanding discs. Also, there is an included wool bonnet for polishing materials and spindle thread too.

There are different ways to handle this Makita tool. Control the pressure better by choosing among the multiple handle positions: loop handle and side handle.

When you are working on different tasks, you will surely look for different ways to hold this tool for your comfort.

What makes this sander really good is that it does not allow static electricity to accumulate by having a three-pronged plug. That way, there is less fatigue for the operator.

Comfort and Functionality

Makita is considered as one of the respected makers of power tools. The Makita polisher sander is not a disappointment because its features allow you to work with different materials in different ways.

The dual purpose Makita 9227CX3 provides you with the convenience of working with polishing, sanding and detailing tasks using only one tool.

You would only need to change the discs if you need to switch from one task to another.

With the kit, there are other components added such as the hex wrench used for changing discs, 7-inch polishing bag and a compounding pad.

All that you can store inside a nylon bag.

Makita 9227CX3 Pros and Cons

Makita 9227CX3 used to be one of the best-selling polishers on


  • lightweight
  • broad range of RPMs (600-3000rpm)
  • 2 types of handles included in the set
  • bundled bag is big enough to fit 2 power tools
  • different backing plate options makes it very versatile


  • bail handle gets scratched too easily
  • it is not bundled with the foam pad in the product picture