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  • RIDGID Power Threader 690 vs 700

    Looking to purchase a power threader, any thoughts on the 690 vs 700 ??

    Thanks

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    Re: RIDGID Power Threader 690 vs 700

    Comparing the two is a pain, the 700 lists as 1/2 hp...the 690 is listed as 1020 watts (why they're aren't both listed in watts, amps or hp escapes me).
    Best I could figure is 1 hp is 745 watts (I could be wrong)...which would make the 690 much more powerful.
    The 690 is 4" shorter, weighs a little less and costs about $200 more.

    They'll both handle up to 2", I've used the 700 extensively on 1-1/2" black mallable and it kicks azz.

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    • #3
      Re: RIDGID Power Threader 690 vs 700

      I have a 700 but I only use it up to 1-1/4, because it has turned the vice on a couple of occasions with 1-1/2 and 2". If I have more then a few bigger threads to thread I'll use the trusty 300 machine.

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        Re: RIDGID Power Threader 690 vs 700

        have to agree. The 300 is the best bang for the bucks. Very powerfull and versitile with the right attachments.
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          Re: RIDGID Power Threader 690 vs 700

          Have had a 700 since mid 1970's worked fine with attachment to 4" had the motor gone thru and gearend was fine at the time about 10 yrs back it has seen lots of service 1" 11/4" and 2" main use

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