If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You will be required to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
The K5800 came out in the late 70's right after a Ridgid guy rode around with my dad watching how to use a spartan 1065. My dad was a bit upset all they gave him for his time with the guy that rode around with him was a 1/4" drill, he said if they gave him a 1/2" drill he would of been real happy. The drum that spins is enclosed in that case so no one can touch the spinning drum. If I recall right, it was a plastic gear driven machine. Marvin can probably give you more details about it. I just remember when they came out with it my dad took one look at it and told Marv it is junk.
That machine looks like a my tana. The k5800 used a 5/8 x 75 cable and had a roller drive on the motor there was also a k6800 with 3/4 x 100 cable these machines were badley balanced they had too much weight in front they stood on the wheels so when you put the cable in by hand they would rool back the 6800 wes too wide to get through most doors. Probaly the worst machine ridge ever made marvin