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  • How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

    Just curious. Obvious cosmetic differences and extra handle.

    I've read that the SP is more stable.

    Was the motor or drive/clutch assembly changed at all? Both 600 RPM's?

    You need a "collet adapter" to run 5/8" cable in the suitcase, what about the SP?

    Guide hose the same for both?

    Educate me please oh K-60 disciples

    -Chris

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    Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

    Great question. I do not have the answer.

    Im sure our buddy RICK knows all about it!!

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    • #3
      Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

      Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
      Just curious. Obvious cosmetic differences and extra handle.

      I've read that the SP is more stable. It is..

      Was the motor or drive/clutch assembly changed at all? Both 600 RPM's? (Not sure on this one but I would say they are close, I ran a suitcase a few times at an old shop)

      You need a "collet adapter" to run 5/8" cable in the suitcase, what about the SP? (The SP has a jaw adjustment that will screw down the jaw size to 5/8")

      Guide hose the same for both? (???, never used a guide hose for either machine)

      Educate me please oh K-60 disciples

      -Chris
      I'm not a desciple but the K-60 is my go to machine

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      • #4
        Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

        old school k-60 suitcase parts breakdown

        http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/15C2DCE...Machine_PL.pdf


        new school k-60sp parts breakdown

        http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/B12B3AF...Machine_PL.pdf

        the old school has an interesting front angle adjuster. but just the nature of the machine makes it not as stable on the ground or the roof.

        old school looks to be easier access to the inner workings, but the new sp unit is nothing more than a couple allen screws to service or clean the clutch assembly.

        they've come a long way between old school and new school machines.

        in a couple years we'll be comparing the k-60sp to the new rick-60

        i'm working on the "tricked" out version

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

          Thanks guys.

          Sooooooo, it's safe to say that the suitcase model performs pretty comparable to the new SP model?

          And if you had to choose between an SP for $800 and a suitcase for 1/2 that, you'd go with the suitcase? Both with cable, both in very good shape.

          I had to rod from a catch basin under a porch for the 2nd time in a week and old Speedy Kleeny was kind of a PITA. I've also decided that I don't like the Sewermatic with 5/8" flexcore in 6" roots. No inner drum.....boooo. So I need options for tight spaces and I'm willing to try the 7/8" IC cable in 6" clay.

          So hence the questions.

          The only thing that makes me nervous is getting beyond the tap to the city main with only a 7/8" cable.

          Maybe the vintage suitcase will make me look that much cooler (like playing a '59 Strat)....or not!
          Last edited by Swade Plumbing; 04-15-2010, 07:18 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

            I would go with the newer design because it is more stable.

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

              get the other for a backup!
              the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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              • #8
                Re: How was the SP model changed/improved over the old suitcase style ?

                thanks for the input guys.

                I Ended up grabbing an SP model on ebay for about $425 + shipping. It looks like it needs a little TLC, but that's ok. One thing I've learned about Ridgid is that it's not the outside appearance, it's the guts and glory on the inside that count Speedy Kleeny is proof enough of that. I'll be dropping it off at AJ Coleman to let them give it a thorough checkup. I'll let you guys know how it works out.

                In the meantime, I've got a Sewermatic 100 for sale.

                -Chris

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