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Old 11-16-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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I'm curious as to why General Wire machines have a bad reputation? I'm thinking about my next truck and in the interest of saving room, I'd love a drum machine that could run 1/2" cable through 3/4" cable. The Speedrooter 92 can. That would eliminate one machine on my truck. As much as I love my DM175, it's heavy and can't run 1/2" cable. I may never make the switch but I'm always interested in listening to guys with different experiences than my own. BTW, sectionals are not an option around here. If they were, I'd buy a K60 tomorrow.


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Old 11-16-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Do they? I've had alotta success with my top hat.
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Do they? I've had alotta success with my top hat.

From the research I've done online, revisiting old posts on various forums, people seem to have a good bit of negative opinions on General. I'm a good judge of drain machines and at face value, the Speedrooter looks fine. Maybe there's more than meets the eye and I'm missing something.


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Limited experience with General as they are rental machines around here
and I have on occasion got them unstuck. Wasn't happy with their open
reels and retrievers.

The main problem I have had and all the suppliers is that there


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Limited experience with General as they are rental machines around here

and I have on occasion got them unstuck. Wasn't happy with their open

reels and retrievers.



The main problem I have had and all the suppliers is that there





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The rentals appear to be a lower level of quality. The larger sewer machines appear to have the main features of machines that I would deem to be professional.


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Don't you have a duracable dm150? Or was that somone else? It can run 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4. I've used a speed rooter 91 with 5/8 a few times. It's a pretty nice machine.
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Don't you have a duracable dm150? Or was that somone else? It can run 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4. I've used a speed rooter 91 with 5/8 a few times. It's a pretty nice machine.

I do. I run 5/16", 13/32", and 1/2" with the DM150. It's a great machine but I can do without it if I can find a good mainline machine that can run 1/2"-3/4". I would then get another DM138 with a 5/16" drum and maybe a 3/8" drum. That would save a little room in my truck as I'm planning on having another full sized jet installed in the next truck. Plus that DM175 is getting heavier as I get older.


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I own several Speedrooters 91/92's. The 91 is 10 years old(?) and is only down while I wait to find time to undo the backlashed cable. It has cleared 100's and 100's of pipes. Not too little, not too big, it is a great machine. We have 2 or 3 92's and they are used regularly with no issues.
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I have a 91. I used to love it, till I got my K60.

Have not even put the 91 on the truck since getting the K60.

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I own several Speedrooters 91/92's. The 91 is 10 years old(?) and is only down while I wait to find time to undo the backlashed cable. It has cleared 100's and 100's of pipes. Not too little, not too big, it is a great machine. We have 2 or 3 92's and they are used regularly with no issues.

How easy is it to swap drums?


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