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    Anyone ever use one? Any thoughts?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

  • #2
    Never used one, but I don't see how the 300 would perform much better if you're not threading 24-7. I have a Ridgid 700 and that thing is powerful, looks like the 270 is a 700 on a stand. I'd love to have one. I'd buy one if I could find one priced right.
    Will Rogers Plumbing
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    • #3
      I actually had 1 and gave it to steve and his guys. They loved it. Basically a 700 power drive with a 300 chuck on a tristand. You still use your hand dies, but dont have to fight the torque of the handheld 700. much lighter than the 300 and sets up in seconds.

      Rick
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        I'd like to have one just for a powered pipe wrench......
        Will Rogers Plumbing
        Moore, Oklahoma
        (
        405) 323-2852

        "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

        "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



        www.willrogersplumbing.com
        http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

        "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          I actually had 1 and gave it to steve and his guys. They loved it. Basically a 700 power drive with a 300 chuck on a tristand. You still use your hand dies, but dont have to fight the torque of the handheld 700. much lighter than the 300 and sets up in seconds.

          Rick


          Correct Rick. Less chance of getting thrown over the tristand.

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          • #6
            I just ordered the arm support for my 700 the other day, hopefully that will lower the pull on the the 700. It really can be a dangerous machine, its stronger than any man.
            Will Rogers Plumbing
            Moore, Oklahoma
            (
            405) 323-2852

            "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

            "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



            www.willrogersplumbing.com
            http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

            "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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            • #7
              i use mine on 1.5'' and 2'' pipe. it also allows you to thread free hand without a vise/ tri-stand.

              Rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                I have a 270 which I love. I use it with a set of 502 (1/2-3/4) and 504 (1"-2") adjustable dies which you can pick up on eBay from time to time for a fraction of their original cost. This is the best portable machine Ridgid ever made. If you're bringing a 700 to the job, you're also bringing a tri-stand. This unit is light enough that one man can move it and set it up. With the quick opening dies, you aren't stuck with fixed dies that you have to unthread...this saves a lot of time. Also, the dies can be used to make running threads since they are fully adjustable.

                My question for you folks is, has anybody tried to use the Ridgid tool tray, made for the 300 on the 270? Or any other field inventions that you recommend? It's aggravating to keep the reamer, cutter, ball peen hammer and 18" wrench in my oiler.

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                • BuffaloPlumber
                  BuffaloPlumber commented
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                  Hahaha mine all end up in the oiler aswell.

              • #9
                I am also using a Ridgid 700 and it is a great powerful tool, tristand was needed to use it.

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