RUPES Announces NEW HLR21 & HLR15 BigFoot iBrid Cordless Polishers

RUPES has unveiled two groundbreaking additions to their acclaimed BigFoot series: the HLR21 and HLR15. These revolutionary polishers represent a significant step forward in automotive detailing, offering a seamless blend of cutting-edge technology, unparalleled performance, and exceptional ergonomics.

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Battery Power and Longevity

Powering these polishers are high-performance Li-ion 10 cell 18-volt batteries with a generous 5 Ah capacity. These batteries provide an exceptional runtime of up to 50 minutes, ensuring ample time to tackle even the most demanding detailing tasks. Moreover, the batteries maintain minimal power loss from start to finish, guaranteeing consistent performance throughout the polishing process.


At the heart of the HLR21 and HLR15 lies a robust brushless motor that delivers a consistent 5160 opm (oscillations per minute) throughout the battery life cycle, ensuring optimal performance and precision. The reduced vibration levels deliver a smoother and more comfortable experience.

Ergonomics at the Forefront

The HLR21 and HLR15 have been meticulously designed with user comfort and ergonomics in mind. Their lightweight construction (2.27KG for the HLR15 and 2.49KG for the HLR21) and compact form factor reduce fatigue and enhance manoeuvrability, even during extended detailing sessions. The ergonomic grip and low centre of gravity further contribute to user comfort and control, allowing for effortless operation.

Innovative Features for Enhanced Polishing

In addition to their core strengths, the HLR21 and HLR15 are equipped with a host of other innovative features that elevate the polishing experience:

  • PrecisionPro Backing Plate: This features a low centre of gravity and protective rubber border, ensuring stability, minimising vibration, and protecting the workpiece.
  • Anti-Spinning Ring: This innovative ring reduces friction and heat generation, safeguarding both the polisher and the surface being polished.
  • Quiet Operation: The HLR21 and HLR15 operate at an impressively low noise level of 73 Db, making them ideal for noise-sensitive environments.

A New Benchmark in Polishing Excellence

The Rupes BigFoot iBrid HLR21 and HLR15 are the culmination of Rupes' unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of automotive detailing. These polishers represent a significant advancement in polishing technology, offering a combination of power, precision, ergonomics, and user-friendliness that is unparalleled in the industry. Whether you are a professional detailer or an enthusiastic DIYer, the HLR21 and HLR15 are sure to elevate your polishing experience to new heights.

Specs at a glance:
  • HLR21 (21mm throw) and HLR15 (15mm throw)
  • 2x 18v 5Ah batteries per polisher, giving a runtime of 30 to 50mins each, depending on workload.
  • The Lithium Ion technology provides consistent power output until it's time to re-charge with the included dual-charger.
  • Both polishers feature a smooth and precise brushless motor with upgraded internals, including Polyfiber gearing, which results in lower noise and vibration.
  • The new PrecisionPro backing plates have a lower centre of gravity for greater control over each section of paintwork. The included anti-spinning ring reduces the chance of friction and therefore heat.
  • A blue LED indicator runs down the side of each polisher. A slow-flash means the battery is running low. A fast-flash lets you know you're putting too much pressure on the polisher.

The official launch video:

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