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  • Ridgid K-500

    I have an old K-500 that was given to me. It runs, but the clutch jaws don't engage the cable. Can someone tell me what to replace or fix?

    Jeff

  • #2
    Re: Ridgid K-500

    mark has a k-500.

    i would think that a good cleaning a good peak inside will give you the answers you're looking for.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid K-500

      I'm sure Rick is right but just in case what size cable are you trying to use?

      Mark
      "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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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid K-500

        1-1/4" I put new jaws on. Put it still won't grab the cable and engage it.

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid K-500

          i don't have a copy of the 500, but the 1500 has an adjustment on the collar that will tighten up the jaws and allow for a tighter grip.

          either wait for a parts breakdown or take a good look at the inner workings.

          post a good photo of the machine with the cover off and we should be able to spot the problem.

          do the jaws start to squeeze at all?

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid K-500

            Yes,
            there is a rubber cone and some spring dealies. The clutch forces the rubber cone into the jaws, I think.

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            • #7
              Re: K-500

              Originally posted by Bogart
              Question for anybody. Is the K-500 self feeding, by engaging the clutch? Or do I push the cable in and engage the clutch when I hit something?
              The K-500 is not self feeding. You put a arc in the cable and then engage the clutch and push the cable in.

              Mark
              "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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              • #8
                Re: K-500

                That explains a lot! Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Re: K-500

                  Originally posted by ToUtahNow
                  The K-500 is not self feeding. You put a arc in the cable and then engage the clutch and push the cable in.

                  Mark
                  Strange,I feel as though I've heard this before

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