Same here and I 100% agree with the Griot's machine over the Porter Cable. I would also suggest paying the little extra for the optional longer cord. Look here: Griots Garage 6 Inch Random Orbital PolisherI have an old one I started my detailing passion with. For very light correction or applying a wax or paint cleaner, it s ok, for anything more, I would get the Griot's Garage, it's more powerful and has a better warranty. For the type of pad, depends on what you plan to use it for.