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  • #16
    Re: Ridgid auto spin

    Thanks for the replies guys. I do beleive the best choice is the k-39. For now I am going to have to settle for a less expensive tool. I will have to save up some dough before I can buy a k-39. TIMES ARE HARD HERE IN THE SOUTH.

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    • #17
      Re: Ridgid auto spin

      I have bought 3 of the k39AF at Home Depot as returns and refurbished ones from $199 to $229 just keep an eye out if there is a HD near you. I think homeowners buy them either don't get the clog or do and return them. Just pull out the cable and check it if you do see one.
      Seattle Drain Service

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      • #18
        Re: Ridgid auto spin

        My K 39AF has paid for itself many times now.With some caution, I have a year out of the cable.Some times it's the answer and some times it's a starting point and I have to jump up to the 3/8" cable.

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        • #19
          Re: Ridgid auto spin

          Gene, if you're talking about the "Power Spin" being a POS, and not the "Auto Spin", or maybe both, then: I own a Power Spin and it broke the first time I dropped it from about one foot above floor level. I returned it to Home Depot as it has a "Lifetime Warranty" and was promptly told they do not warrant anything used to clean pluming lines, it has to go back to Ridgid. O. K. , so I find a number and call Ridgid about this, YES, it does carry a Lifetime warranty and will be replaced. BUT, they do not want to old tool as it was used to clean drain lines so they will send me a new one if I can provide a copy of my sales reciept. My charge account records will do. I am now on my third one, compliments of Ridgid. The little machine works for me in my Handyman business, although I may graduate to a better model soon. So, if yours is held together with duct tape, then I'd say it's time to look into having Ridgid replace it. Thanks, David

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          • #20
            Re: Ridgid auto spin

            Originally posted by youngsplumbing View Post
            Just curious what issues you are speaking of with the k-40. I use one and like it. I've noticed in other threads that the k-40 is the red headed stepchild but never really knew why.

            I admit I've never used a k-39 but have used other "handgun" machines from General and Milwuakee and I prefer the k-40 over those.
            To clear secondry drains and not having disconnect trap the drain machine needs to spin the cable at a certain speed and the K-40 rotates at around 250RPM and is belt driven while the K-39 rotates at around 500RPM directly which does the job easly I bought a K-40 a couple of years ago and the description given in the ridgid catalog with the guide hose making a cleaner job sold me on it was just lies and a total waste of money and when I complained to Ridgid in Oz they just fobbed me off, in Australia we pay a premium for ridgid equipment and I payed around $1150.00 for it ex tax.


            Tony

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