The new generation of electric wet polishers, the AWP-158, is designed for polishing, shaping, core drilling and light grinding. This 7.8 amp, 800-watt, 3,000 RPM machine is a powerful workhorse suitable for use in the shop or on the job site.The AWP-158 features several improvements over previous generations of polishers. In addition to the increased power and spindle speed, there are two types of handles included: a side handle for edge profiling and polishing and a ñCî handle for core drilling and flat surface polishing. There is a flat polishing caster designed to improve stability during scratch removal operations for a better final finish. The AWP-158 is double insulated and equipped with a power cord that is 10 feet long and has a built-in GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) for safety. Also for safety and abrasive longevity, the polisher has a center water-feed and water supply with convenient garden hose attachment. All these components are packed in a handy carrying case suitable for transporting and storing the AWP-158 and its accessories.Designed to perform polishing and several other operations, the AWP-158 is suitable for use with the Alpha¬ DS Style Shaping Wheel, the Alpha¬ Profiler and Alpha¬ Core Bits, as well as, the entire line of Ceramica polishing pads. This is a must-have tool for all fabricators/installers of granite, marble, engineered stone and porcelain slab and all tile contractors.