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I am still using my 8 year old Ridgid K-6 bulb head auger. The first thing I did though was take a hammer and chisel and cut off the first couple coils off the bulb head to expose more of a hook. Other than that I do not have any complaints. It has always worked for me.
My dad used to have a 30+ year old 6' Marco auger, a General auger, and a Chicago Specialty The Chicago Specialty was his go to auger since it had the best hook design to retrieve objects.
Aw man.. come on. So have any of you used the redesign of our toilet augers? Better cable, new one piece molded handle, improved ergonomics, etc.
Curious to hear if you still think General wins out over the redesign... Anyone tried it yet and compared it?
Can you bring some to the flow expo? The ridgid toilet augers were bad for so long that many of us just glazed over them and went straight to general. Expo would be a great place to breathe some new life into the augers.
I'll see if Max has one that he can bring along. Otherwise I'll order one and send it out so you can see it.
Moral of the story is it takes years for the word to get out when something has changed. It is a much improved design in my opinion.
Best improvements I feel are
- Upgraded cable to new 1/2" compression wrapped inner core
- Larger one piece handle... way more ergonomic.
Do you think Marv at AJ Coleman has these yet? If not can you send him one with my name on it? I prefer a K-6 bulb head myself. I know a while back I posted a pick of Marv having a barrel full of the old K-3's and selling them dirt cheap too.
My local suppler only kept ridgid they weren't to bad , I would go through them, at least one a year
I had the end srew off a new ridgid drop head in a screwed up washer drain
I went out to my van to see what ridgid model i have now , i guess they changed to general
I use on washer traps, kit sink arms, toilets
Ridgid was good to me last year and sent me a new Ridgid drop head auger over a year and I gave Ridgid feed back. The General is still the better auger The General has a better drop head hook also handle and spinning action is not clunky like the Ridgid the Clunky feeling takes away some of the feeling when I'm trying to feel the trap for objects. The General drop head hook grabs objects better also.