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  • Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

    After getting my hands tied up more then once ( No air switch)
    I decided to upgrade my sink machine

    My old Cobra (75' 3/8" Ridgid IC cable) and my new K400 with the same cable.


    I put both cables side by side and am a bit concerned by the K400 cable end...



    Colse-up of new 3/8" Ridgid cable end.



    Is this the way Ridgid is doing their cable ends now??? Just by looks I do not have as much faith in this connection method though I'm sure it is a great cost saver.

    Or is it just that I bought A K400 and need to do a cable upgrade.

    Bill

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    Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

    wow. that cable does look a bit weak

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    • #3
      Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

      I don't trust it.
      Rod
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      Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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      • #4
        Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

        tHE K400 HAS A IW CABLE YOUR OTHER MACHINE HAS A IC CABLE. THE 400 DOES NOT HAVE A INTERNAL DRUM SO THE CABLE MAY LOOP INSIDE THE DRUM. NET TIME LOOK AT A k3800 THAT HAS A INTERNAL DRUM AND COMES WITH A IC CABLE. THE IC CABLE IS MORE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE END IS SHORTER. IT WILL COST MORE FOR THE MACHINE BUT YOU WILL SAVE ON CABLE. WHEN YOU BUY THE BEST YOU ARE ONLY SORRY ONCE MARVIN .
        Last edited by rod man; 12-07-2009, 04:27 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

          my k380 has the same end.
          3 yrs and no problems. Also I never clean my cable.

          I think you'll kink/bind that cable before you break the weld.
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          • #6
            Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

            Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
            my k380 has the same end.
            3 yrs and no problems. Also I never clean my cable.

            I think you'll kink/bind that cable before you break the weld.
            Thanks Gene, I feel much better about sending this cable out to to my bidding now.

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            • #7
              Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

              I agree with Gene....I have a the k-380 for many years and have never had this problem. but the cable will flip in the drum, and sometimes its very difficult to straigten it out.
              The Other Rick

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              • #8
                Re: Finally got rid of my old deathtrap machine.

                i also thought the cable looked a bit cheep.

                in my k 400 , i sold the cable before i used it. i run a general wire 1/2 x 75 in it.
                i ran a general mini rooter for years. i switched to ridgid for the drum and wheels. (getting older)

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