that's because it's all motor and all business.
it's not had a major design change since it came out. that's a good thing:coolold:
OK ... all the real plumbers have a point and should be heeded ... I bought my K-400 on Christmas Eve just before HD was closing ... I knew I'd never get anyone to come out and my wife was frantic. I LOVE REAL PLUMBERS and would not try to DIY unless I was in a real bind. Well, the K400 is a very nice machine for them that knows what they are doing ... it is NOT a professional machine. I cleared my "soft blockage" with a lot of dwell time and patience. It is a very fine machine, but I know a clueless Joe could REALLY get himself into trouble ... My advice is to get to know a plumber you trust ... they may be able to help you in more ways than just plumbing ... most are average Joes with above average understanding of the mechanical universe. Find a good one and make him your friend. Read this forum so you can avoid PISSING off your new friend ... a good plumber understands what you want and what it will take. You get what you pay for ... I love this forum ....... sometimes when **** goes bad it is going to cost you ~ so don't throw your money away with RR and RR wanabees .... ; )
Have to agree with Rick on this
400 is mainly for kitchen and you take a chance putting it to the test in a main line
But i find alot of machine on the small size like that are only able to handle Kitchens size lines.
I do like Rick 300 machine but i live in hawaii . lol
I got spartan mainly machine and they are work horses but they are not as controllable as a k-60
But they are powerful and do have very good power feeds on them.
I carry 125 feet in mine and love the machine but most of the work is getting it to the clean out but with that machine
you should be train on it, so you dont break a arm.
But i would not mine a 400 type machine for smaller jobs where i want to keep the mess down.
Knowing what the cable can and cannot do is the biggest part of any machine when you run it i would say.
you have a mess with a drum? i don't have a drum, so i wouldn't know. but i thought drums were mess free. breid...............:party-on: