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  • #31
    Re: K-39AF Problem

    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    Rick, just how many shares You holding these days???
    i wish

    i looked into it, but ridge is owned by emerson electric. ridge is only a small slice of the pie

    but i do own a lot of their product

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #32
      Re: K-39AF Problem

      In the last 30+ years I have owned drill type drain cleaners made by General, Marco, Milwaukee and Ridgid and found them all to have served their purpose. I am halfway considering a new K-39AF as I have only used my current truck K-39 once but my electrician friend who borrows it sure likes it so I may give it to him as a gift.

      Mark

      BTW: The Milwaukee worked but the chuck sure pissed me off a few times.
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #33
        Re: K-39AF Problem

        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post

        Mark

        BTW: The Milwaukee worked but the chuck sure pissed me off a few times.
        Yea my Milwaukee pisses me off all the time and I get tired of taking the drum apart to clean it. I don't use it very much anymore but it`s still in the trailer if I need it.

        Hey, something has to set beside the K-39 to keep it company while I use that cheap Cobra machine....
        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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        • #34
          Re: K-39AF Problem

          Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
          Hey, something has to set beside the K-39 to keep it company while I use that cheap Cobra machine....
          According to lowe's website, your cheap cobra machine cost 275 while a k39af cost around 190. And then you had to buy a better cable so there goes another 50-75 bucks. Tell me again how you make out?

          http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...ighlight=cobra Oh how soon we forget.
          Last edited by gear junkie; 07-27-2008, 09:26 AM.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #35
            Re: K-39AF Problem

            I make out with my tongue but I`m sorry, you really dont fit in to my type of make out partners

            Yes, it was almost $300 but I have now had it for 2 years and done a bunch of work with it and I can run 75` of 5/16 if needed I have 50` in it right now but have had 75` in there

            I use it all the time because I don't have to hold the drill in my hand, so it`s much easer on my old tired body
            I just used it this morning at a hamburger joint thus why I`m up out of bed this early on a Sunday

            I still need to set-up my coardless on it

            BTW... it dont have Dura Cable in it either
            I think thats what it came with as the cable was complete crap from the big box store
            Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 07-27-2008, 10:00 AM.
            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • #36
              Re: K-39AF Problem

              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
              According to lowe's website, your cheap cobra machine cost 275 while a k39af cost around 190. And then you had to buy a better cable so there goes another 50-75 bucks. Tell me again how you make out?

              http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...ighlight=cobra Oh how soon we forget.
              ben, i thought you were a navy seabee

              looks like you're in intelligence

              good job ben

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #37
                Re: K-39AF Problem

                Originally posted by Plumber Rick
                with your's you need to reverse the motor to retrieve the cable. and when you're trying to negotiate a tuff trap, it will get old trying to go forward, reverse, forward.
                Yeah, but I knew that going in. My last drill-type was a Marco Pik-a-Pak and it worked the same way as the General.

                Since the Ridgid k-39af is so cheap, I may pick one up and try it out one of these days. I try to be careful with my tools and hopefully I'll figure out how to afford a new truck soon and will be able to keep it protected.

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