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Old 06-18-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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Now I am thinking of maybe getting a gorlitz 380/250. Anybody used one of these.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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I have one. They are nice. You can swirch between 1/4" and 3/8" drums real easy and they take up very little space. I also have a spartan 81 and a spartan 100 but that gorlitz takes up less space in my truck. I Think is a nice little machine.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Now I am thinking of maybe getting a gorlitz 380/250. Anybody used one of these.
It's the same idea as the old RR Viking or "VK" switch from 3/8 to 1/4 inch cables and drums. Body is different but idea is the same. The Gorlitz 380/250 would be my pick when my Viking drops dead. If you do a lot of sinks a Super Vee will come in handy for different drain set ups.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
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YES IT IS A GREAT MACHINE I HAVE OWNED MY OWN FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS,

I HAVE USED THEM ON AND OFF OVER THE PAST 25-35 YEARS AND RUN OVER A THOUSAND DRAINS WITH IT IS LIGHT AND PORTABLE TO TAKE ON THE ROOF OR IN BASEMENT !
I HAVE ALSO USED THE SPEEDY VEE TYPE CABLE MACHINES AND ALSO OWN MY OWN, BUT THE THING WITH THEM IS IF YOU RUN A LOT OF DRAINS WITH THAT TYPE SNAKE MACHINE IS IT CAN CAUSE CARPEL TUNNEL,
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how are the gorlitz cables. I am getting ready to buy one and have been talking to the sales rep. He said a general wire cable would not even work in a golitz because it is too stiff. General wire is all I have used before, but I don't like them.
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how are the gorlitz cables. I am getting ready to buy one and have been talking to the sales rep. He said a general wire cable would not even work in a golitz because it is too stiff. General wire is all I have used before, but I don't like them.
I have used gorlitz cables without any problems, I would say go for it.
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I am going to get one.
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You will love gorlitz I bought a new 1 ton extended dodge van in 1985 and loaded it with gorlitz equip I was 35 yo and my back was a mess .That loading ramp and spartain type feeder added years to my working life.I had it arranged so I could carry parts ,sewer equip and room for water heaters when needed .I thought I was biggest rooster in town in those days .No one in bham had seen gorlitz then and it was a step up (IMHO) from the my tana I was using at the time,take care of your equip and it will take care of you ,I have never argured which type machine was best ,I always figured it was not the machine it was the man using it I once got a general cable by accident and it was an inercore 3/8 cable for my sink machine the twist was opposite and it like to beat me to death before I figured I had to run my machine in reverse to make it feel right all my cables are lefthand twist (I may be wrong) but I think general has right hand twist cables eddie

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so do I need to get the left hand cables with the gorlitz machine because they offer both left and right
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Whatever machine calls for if in doubt call gorlitz ask and get a catalog most eccept mini use left hand as for hollow or inner core thats up to your experience I use hollow and replace after more than 2 splices but NO ONE but me operates my equip now days and I buy cables fom draincablesdirect they used to be called service spring IMHO they make as good of cables as anyone to fit all type machines and they have great color catalog too

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