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Old 02-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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Was wondering if anyone can tell me the real difference between using a toilet auger with a bulb head verses a drop head. I was looking at a Ridgid K-6 and could have picked either of the heads. Really had no idea as to why I would choose one over the other. Also, this will be my first 6 foot "teletube". They seem pretty neat is there any negatives that I should be aware of? --- Opinions on which is better between Generals 6 ft verses the Ridgid K-6?

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Get both the bulb head and the drop head from General.
The drop head is a little better at grabbing objects.
I don't like the Ridgid closet auger. It seems to be lacking something in function, but what, I don't know.
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Get both the bulb head and the drop head from General.
The drop head is a little better at grabbing objects.
I don't like the Ridgid closet auger. It seems to be lacking something in function, but what, I don't know.
The General is the only way to go both drop head and bulb. Use drop head 98% of the time
The Ridgid K-6 has this feature built into it called " It SUCKS"Don't like it very much.
I bought one because I forgot my General at home. The K-6 stay's in the shed as a sad reminder of $55 bucks wasted at Home Chepo.
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Get both the bulb head and the drop head from General.
The drop head is a little better at grabbing objects.
I don't like the Ridgid closet auger. It seems to be lacking something in function, but what, I don't know.
That's exactly where I'm at. Some stools like one, some like the other.

Skip the ridgid.

I also sharpen the point to help grab the shampoo bottles, hair curlers, etc.
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Get both if you can, like has been said already. If you can only afford one buy the drop head from General. I'm using a Ridgid bulb head right now because my General drop head walked off some months ago. The General is way better in my opinion, just a better feel. The drop heads are much better at grabbing and retrieving stuff or cutting through that brand new bar of soap or roll of toilet paper that fell in.






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Get both if you can, like has been said already. If you can only afford one buy the drop head from General. I'm using a Ridgid bulb head right now because my General drop head walked off some months ago. The General is way better in my opinion, just a better feel. The drop heads are much better at grabbing and retrieving stuff or cutting through that brand new bar of soap or roll of toilet paper that fell in.






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General, i have one that has the shape of a "drop head" but does not drop,it is ok but i like the bulb head beter,also i have a Marco with drop head that is ok.
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Just out of curiosity whats the difference between the rigid and the general. I use the rigid and never have used the general
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Just out of curiosity whats the difference between the rigid and the general. I use the rigid and never have used the general

I like the handle on the General better. The General's just feel better to me. I haven't been using the Ridgid for very long but it just has that second class feel to it. Plus, it's a bulb head and my General was a drop.










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