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    Nice score?

    I bought this old style k-60 off Craigslist today. Got it for $85! It appears to be in good shape besides the paint peeling on top. I tested it at his house and the motor sounds smooth. There is no grinding when the lever is pushed. I've used the k-60sp before so I know what that's capable of doing. Can the people that have/had both chime in? The biggest lines I'd use it on would be 4" and 120' or less.
    I currently have a k-7500 in my van but if I can conserve space and weight by using this that would be great. I also have a k-50 knockoff in my van. It would be even better if this would replace both. I know it can run 5/8" and 7/8" cable. I just need to buy the adapter to use 5/8", anyone have the part number?
    I've looked up some old threads but most of those devolved into sectional vs drums, who got their license at a younger age, etc.
    I figured worst case scenario I'll flip it for a profit and put that towards a k-60sp.

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    I have 1 also. But I only bought it for nostalgia and not for field use. If it runs similar to the modern k60 version, you?ll be fine. It will do 95% of the large lines you would typically handle with the k7500 and 100% of the k50 lines.

    Takes up little room, able to go onto roofs and cramped areas.

    Im not familiar with a 5/8? adapter chuck.

    Rick
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      I'm pretty sure I read somewhere they made a collet for running 5/8" cable on this machine. I haven't been able to find a part number or picture of one so it may have been a mistake on their part.
      I'm not too worried on running 5/8" cable with this. I have my k-50 and drill for that. I just wanted to make sure it can output similar stats to the k-60sp. I think this one spins slower than the sp.

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      • #4
        I found the part. It's Ridgid part number 61640. Just in case anyone is interested in running 5/8 with the old machines.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the info on the adapter sleeve to run 5/8" cable, VA plumber. I just joined this forum in hopes of finding that number. I have an older K-60 machine and need the adapter to be able to run the 5/8" cable. I am a retired plumber that uses it just to help out friends and church family. Thanks again.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by baldeagledr View Post
            Thanks for the info on the adapter sleeve to run 5/8" cable, VA plumber. I just joined this forum in hopes of finding that number. I have an older K-60 machine and need the adapter to be able to run the 5/8" cable. I am a retired plumber that uses it just to help out friends and church family. Thanks again.
            You're welcome. Hope you can find one at a good price. I've seen them on sale for around $100! I bought one off eBay and I'll put an update once it arrives and I get to try it out.

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            • #7
              Update: I got the adapter but haven't had a chance to use it on a clog. I did try it out next to some grass on my sidewalk. It can rip up grass with no issues, haha. It definitely seems like overkill for branch lines.
              I went ahead and unloaded my k-50, k-3800 and the drums I had for the k-3800. I have the k-50 drum attachment with 1/4" cable for those tubs with galvanized traps. Other than that I know the 5/8 will replace both the 3/8 and 1/2 cables I had in the drums.
              Now just need to get some 7/8" cable...
              ​​​​

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              • #8
                So, you spent more for the 5/8" adapter that the K60?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rooterboy View Post
                  So, you spent more for the 5/8" adapter that the K60?
                  A bit over half. Found it on eBay. They wanted $45 plus $20 for shipping. I offered $25 plus shipping and they accepted. It was brand new in the bag.

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                  • rooterboy
                    rooterboy commented
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                    You got a good price. I was half joking I buy quality machines that need some repairs and sometimes the repair parts cost more than the unit I bought. I still feel I am way ahead compared to buying new.

                • #10
                  I found a collet at Plumbersstock.com for $76.07 free shipping.
                  https://www.plumbersstock.com/ridgid...et-58-a63.html
                  Do not really need one I just love tools David

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