There are a lot of different types, and brands of pad drivers out there. I like to cut through all the hype, here's one of the strongest, most competitive, and longest lasting units ever put on the market.
- Based on a very strong propylene block, which uses 1/4 x 20 machine screws to hold the clutch plate and riser securely together, for the life of the unit. No more wobbly/broken risers right in the middle of a job
- When you need the least amount of trouble, buy the right one the first time
- Ours stay together, forever. Still not convinced? Just weigh 'em, ours is heavier
- Add an optional center locking device, and your pad is not only centered, it's held directly to your pad driver till you remove it
Trivia: Gunn Brush Co. came up with the idea for the bristle style pad driver, after years of building pad drivers with the 3M rubber driver material. The short rubber nubs on the 3M didn't hold pads as well as the short bristles. We had the now defunct Zimmerman Brush Co ( from Chicago) build the "Permagrip", and they've been in steady production for over 4 decades now.
By the way, 3M caught on, and made the magnificent "Instalok" pad driver, which has never been equaled. However, it was discontinued about 5 years ago.