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Old 07-19-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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I bought this old style k-60 off Craigslist today. Got it for $85!
It appears to be in good shape besides the paint peeling on top. I tested it at his house and the motor sounds smooth. There is no grinding when the lever is pushed.
I've used the k-60sp before so I know what that's capable of doing. Can the people that have/had both chime in?
The biggest lines I'd use it on would be 4" and 120' or less. I currently have a k-7500 in my van but if I can conserve space and weight by using this that would be great. I also have a k-50 knockoff in my van. It would be even better if this would replace both. I know it can run 5/8" and 7/8" cable.
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:41 PM   #2
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Looks like it's in pretty good shape.
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Looks like it's in pretty good shape.
It definitely is. It runs a whole lot quieter and smoother than my k-50 and my k-50 knockoff.
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Wow that's a steal.. nice
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Great deal. I never used that particular machine, but I know some who have used it, they refer to it as a suitcase machine.

Although the K-60 can use either 5/8" or 7/8" cable, I never use 5/8" in my K-60. If I decide to use 5/8" cable for a smaller diameter line {like kitchen sink} then why lug the K-60 inside? I will use the K-50 with the 5/8" cable in this particular application. And for a tub, I'll use the K-50 with a small drum attachment that has an innercore 5/16" which is fairly stiff yet will take bends nicely like an 1 1/2" p-trap.
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Great deal. I never used that particular machine, but I know some who have used it, they refer to it as a suitcase machine.

Although the K-60 can use either 5/8" or 7/8" cable, I never use 5/8" in my K-60. If I decide to use 5/8" cable for a smaller diameter line {like kitchen sink} then why lug the K-60 inside? I will use the K-50 with the 5/8" cable in this particular application. And for a tub, I'll use the K-50 with a small drum attachment that has an innercore 5/16" which is fairly stiff yet will take bends nicely like an 1 1/2" p-trap.
I know, I use the k-50 for those small drains. I also use my drill if I want it done better or to do some main lines.
I was just hoping I could take out my k-50, k-3800 and k-7500 from my van for space savings.
Unfortunately I can't find the collet needed to use 5/8" cable with this, if they ever even made one. Looks like the k-50 will stay in but the other 2 will come out as soon as I get some 7/8" cable.
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I have the old K60 suitcase and it is not as powerful as the K60sp I think the motor is smaller. Anyways it worked good for me for drain cleaning and some root stoppages. There is an adjustable foot in the back for working on sloped roofs and cleaning from the vent stack, at least that is what I used it for. I believe the flexible hose is interchangeable between the k60 and k60sp. That think looks like brand new good score. Mine did not come with no GFI. Also I believe they use the same clutch.
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I have the old K60 suitcase and it is not as powerful as the K60sp I think the motor is smaller. Anyways it worked good for me for drain cleaning and some root stoppages. There is an adjustable foot in the back for working on sloped roofs and cleaning from the vent stack, at least that is what I used it for. I believe the flexible hose is interchangeable between the k60 and k60sp. That think looks like brand new good score. Mine did not come with no GFI. Also I believe they use the same clutch.
Do you think this would be ok with 100' of 7/8" cable? I know the sp can run that no problem. I would probably mix in a few inner core cables for root stoppages. I'll be running it with a spiral root saw and maybe a chain knocker as well.
I also have a 3,000 x 12 jetter and a warthog in my van for the really thick roots.
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Do you think this would be ok with 100' of 7/8" cable? I know the sp can run that no problem. I would probably mix in a few inner core cables for root stoppages. I'll be running it with a spiral root saw and maybe a chain knocker as well.
I also have a 3,000 x 12 jetter and a warthog in my van for the really thick roots.


Yes it would work going out 125 feet with 7/8" cable
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