StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit

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StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit

StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit

Item # 3080
In stock, ready to ship!

List Price $670.28
Your Price $636.77

StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit, International

StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit, International

Item # 3084
In stock, ready to ship!

List Price $670.28
Your Price $636.77

StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit, without motor

StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit, without motor

Item # 3081
In stock, ready to ship!

List Price $517.69
Your Price $496.98

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StewMac Guitar Buffer Complete Outfit

The only buffing system designed for instrument finishing.
Our exclusive professional buffing outfit features a slow 715-rpm buff speed, ideal for delicate instrument finishes.

  • More room to polish large guitars: 36"-long arbor shaft and a small housing for increased clearance.
  • Larger buffing surface: big 14" buffs, selected especially for instrument finishing.
  • The right speed: slow 715-rpm buff speed is ideal for delicate instrument finishes. Driven by a powerful 3/4-horse motor.

2012 upgrade: a compact powerhouse
Features that match the industrial buffers at major guitar factories:
  • Smooth running and quiet. Pillow block bearings on a half-inch-thick aluminum baseplate anchor the shaft for minimal vibration.
  • 3/4-horse motor. Power for the large surface contact required to buff guitars.

This is a factory buffer scaled for a small shop.
Guitar Bufffer
StewMac Guitar Buffer: a compact powerhouse!

"Other buffers don't give you enough room to move the instrument, and they run too fast—burning off the finish you're trying to polish. StewMac's guitar builders and tool designers talked about what we wanted in a buffer, and what we want to avoid. No other company has designed a buffing arbor system so specifically for luthiers' needs."

Jay Hostetler
Product Development Stewart MacDonald

Complete outfit
• Buffing arbor
• V-belt
Motor with pulley
Buffing wheel rake
Buffing wheels (four)
• Mounting flanges
Menzerna compounds (fine and medium)
• Instructions
3081 Outfit without motor Includes everything listed above except the motor
(you supply your own).

Arbor shaft diameter: 1"
Overall length of shaft: 36"
Maximum buffing wheel: 14"

Motor for Buffing Arbor Also sold separately
  • 1725-rpm
  • 60 Hz
  • 3/4 horsepower
  • Includes 1.89" pulley

#3080 Motor is for domestic use. This 120-volt AC electrical appliance has a U.S. standard Type B plug with two flat parallel prongs and a grounding pin. 6.2 amps, 550 watts.

#3084 Motor is for international use. This 230-volt AC electrical appliance has a international plug CEE 7/7 (compatible with Type E and F receptacles) with two round prongs and two grounding clips on the sides and female contact to accept the grounding pin. 3.5 amps, 550 watts.

Buffer Base Also sold separately
This sturdy platform is made of rigid 1-1/2" thick plywood (38mm), and is drilled and counterbored for accurate arbor and motor alignment. Mount it to our versatile ShopStand, or to your own bench or stand. Dimensions: 11-3/4" x 20" (29.85cm x 50.8cm). Or you can build your own using the plans that accompany the buffer.

Buffing Wheels Also sold separately
Big 14"-diameter canton-weave buffing wheels where chosen especially for instrument finishing. For maximum buffing surface, up to three wheels can fit on each side of the arbor (four wheels are included with the outfit). Additional wheels are sold separately.

Menzerna Compounds are the professional guitar finisher's favorite. Important: use separate buffing wheels for each grade of compound.

Product Instructions

StewMac Guitar Buffer

Installation and safety instructions for the Buffing Arbor System.

Customer Reviews

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Great buffer.

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a great buffer I'm a numb nut when it comes to machinery i set it up and it had very little power- when i tried to rake the wheels it would stop. After taking the red front sheil off, I realised that the problem was (look at my attached pic) that ALL the allen key nut thingys were NOT locked, but totally lose so everything was slipping but still appearing to be functioning well. Like i said, im a machinery numb nut and perhaps this is common place thing to check but after this all is now perfect :)
I used a ruler indexing off the larger front pulley to align perfectly the smaller motor pulley so all was in line and true.
Great buffer, expensive, but so are my instruments!


very nice!

(Customer's Reviews)

Works as advertised! Very messy! Wear a dust mask and goggles and apron! I didn't, but now I would highly recommend them. Follow Dan's Video Demo and that will get you started for sure. I just wish the 'complete' kit for the price, included the base plate and hardware (that's the 4 Star rating), but everything was very good quality in materials. It does make em shiny! But it also shows everything under the clear coat finish that much more magnified... so finish and fill your sound wood well! Also, don't tighten the belt too tight or it won't spin at the proper speed. Think rubber band tight... not alternator belt tight! Build On!


this is a really luthier's must!!!!

(Customer's Reviews)

I just got it and immediately gave it a shot. Oh man, that was so fast to get that factory finish. Thank you Stewmac. Like always, you are the best!!!

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