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  • Goodbye K-60 ;)

    I think my rebuilding the K-60 days are going to come to a close

    https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools...oC_zoQAvD_BwE#
    http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

  • #2
    I just wish it had a corded option. I’ve been eyeing that 7/8 cutter head kit. Let us know how ya like it

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    • #3
      27.3lbs VS the K-60 at 57.5 lbs. is a win win
      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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      • #4
        Will that machine work with your 5/8 and 7/8 RIDGID cables if so they do sell that machine minus the cable and cutters for $ 500.00 less ... One of the drawbacks I see with Milwaukee's 7/8 " sectional cable is they only come in 15' length's .. Would be a pain working in close quarters.

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        • All Clear Sewer
          All Clear Sewer commented
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          Yes I`m still using my Ridgid cables and cutters with it. Both 7/8 and 5/8. Love this thing!!!!

      • #5
        Originally posted by drainman scott View Post
        Will that machine work with your 5/8 and 7/8 RIDGID cables if so they do sell that machine minus the cable and cutters for $ 500.00 less ... One of the drawbacks I see with Milwaukee's 7/8 " sectional cable is they only come in 15' length's .. Would be a pain working in close quarters.
        The other drawback with the Milwaukee cables is that the connections don't match the Ridgid style connections. So you either have to make or buy an adapter if you already have a bunch of other cables you want to continue using with the new Milwaukee cables and ends. Or just buy the machine and use your old cables. The outer diameters are the same so there should be no reason not to run other cables with it.
        I bought one of their 7/8" chain knockers to use with my Ridgid 7/8" sectionals. The Milwaukee opening is a lot smaller, about the size of the 5/8" Ridgid cables.

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        • Cable or root
          Cable or root commented
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          Good to know. Those chain knockers look sweet but if they don’t match up with ridgid cables no point in trying them.

      • #6
        It`s on it`s way here so I`ll review it soon But right now the cordless drill has been a money maker and time saver
        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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        • #7
          My gripe with the K-60 is it was under powered creating a all to high failure rate.
          Why pull it off the truck if it's not going to do the job?

          Why would you thing that this and all the other chunks of plastic sold lately are going to last?

          Once, just once I had the 7/8ths inner-core flip on me and it was one time too many.

          The other problem is you have to by hand feed and pull back the cable.
          Way to much work if your pulling back large root balls, lots of wipes or just a bad sewer.

          From what I read we must have tougher roots (hardwoods) here in the northland.

          I truly doubt that this one has any more balls that a K-60.

          If you already have a machine that does the job don't waste your money, buy a camera or some other proven
          money maker.

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          • #8
            I already have 2 cameras and many other machines along with 2 K-60`s that I`m tired of rebuilding all the time. From what I`ve been told this machine has twice the power of the K-60. I`m not sure thats a good thing or not but will know soon enough. I was gonna buy the 5208 but could never get any questions answered so I went this way as I like the cordless idea I`m a tool junkey so I just had to get one....lol Ridgid dont seem to care about the sewer trade from what I have been seeing.
            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • fixitright
              fixitright commented
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              Only Two Camera's? I have four and want another. I have a full size Sea Snake, a Mini, a Micro Reel and a small inspection camera (Harbor Freight but it comes in handy)
              Next camera will be a Micro Drain.

            • fixitright
              fixitright commented
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              Just looked at your web site. You have it going. I'm impressed.

            • All Clear Sewer
              All Clear Sewer commented
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              The site needs updating but I`m trying to down size now days as I cant keep up. No one wants to work anymore it seems.

          • #9
            Got it and the K-60 C-10 cable works in it. I`m a happy camper

            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • #10
              Hell yeah man, hope you like it. Im about to pull the trigger on a k5208.

              course now that you’re usin the drill you may find yourself using that Milwaukee k60 less and less.

              you ever use that k50 back there or does it just take up space in tour shop?

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              • All Clear Sewer
                All Clear Sewer commented
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                I still use the K-50 once in a while but I use the drill more now days I was gonna get the 5208 but couldnt get any answers on it and glad I went this way now Cordless is so nice
                Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 01-09-2021, 09:17 PM.

            • #11
              Nice looking machine ... let us know if it has more power than your K-60 . Funny thing I was in my local Home Depot yesterday to pickup a flush valve seal for a Knowler toilet and noticed in the plumbing aisle that they replaced RIDGID hand tools and drain cleaners all with Milwaukee.

              Must of been a total reset of the store. ( they only had a few pipe wrenches and a couple of pipe cutters on display . )

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              • #12
                It has lots more power then the K-60 but wish it had a cord option on it. Good thing I`ve been stocking up on batteries I did a nasty root infested 120` 4" clay line with it and it just made the job so easy!
                Attached Files
                http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                • #13
                  One thing I noticed tonight it has this cable holder on the front so your cable dont get sucked down line while you are putting another cable on if you want to run your last cable all out and not have a foot sticking out the end of the the tail pipe like with the K-60.
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 01-09-2021, 09:46 PM.
                  http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                  • #14
                    Glad you like your new machine . Did just 1 battery do that 120’? Thats effing cool. You gunna start leaving the 7500 at the office and just roll with this thing?

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                    • All Clear Sewer
                      All Clear Sewer commented
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                      Yes It came with the 12.0 battery and it did the 120` with no problem. I go no where with out the K-7500.....lol

                  • #15
                    That looks very interesting. I like the light weight and battery power when there's no power available.

                    My K-60s been sitting on the bench for nearly a year. I too am tired of rebuilding the darn thing

                    Thanks for the heads up. I'm glad I wandered in here today
                    In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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