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What do you guys think of these sewer cameras.

I was thinking for the money the Hathorn seems like a good value than I saw the Milwaukee that can also do line locating. I like the fact that both systems are WiFi and you can use your own tablet.
 

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What do you guys think of these sewer cameras.

I was thinking for the money the Hathorn seems like a good value than I saw the Milwaukee that can also do line locating. I like the fact that both systems are WiFi and you can use your own tablet.
How much money are we talking about???
If I was gonna spend over 5000.00 for a camera I would just get the ridged or easy cam model camera
 

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The Milwaukee seems very ridgid like. With lots of features that you don't have to pay extra for like the counter/sonde/wifi/ They seem 30% cheaper than a Ridgid camera with 200 feet of cable
Ridgid(Power Tools), Ryobi, Milwaukee, and several other similar brands are owned/made by The Emereson Group.

I am pretty sure the Ridgid Tool company is NOT owned by Emerson, but their power tools are made by Emerson. The original ProPress tools, and possibly the newer ones were/are not made by Emerson which is why the older ProPress tools took Makita batteries.

I believe the Ridgid camera has a longer warranty/better customer service than the Milwaukee.
 

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Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of Emerson. Their camera come from seescan I think?


the Hathorne is a very well built camera. My only concern with it would be where you have to send it for repairs.

Do not buy a camera without a sonde. Seeing the problem means nothing if you can’t locate the problem.
 

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Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of Emerson. Their camera come from seescan I think?


the Hathorne is a very well built camera. My only concern with it would be where you have to send it for repairs.

Do not buy a camera without a sonde. Seeing the problem means nothing if you can’t locate the problem.
Our local Ridgid salesman will loan a propress/camera/ etc while your similar tool is in for service. And he will bring it to you.

I've never needed a camera repair.
 

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Hey Guys, happy to answer any Hathorn questions, I'm the rep. The 512hz sonde is standard on all Hathorn cameras and you can covert your reel to a line trace for a modest fee. When comparing apples to apples, Hathorn units are around 20%-30% less expensive than RIDGID or Milwaukee. 20 years in the business and growing rapidly. One year bumper to bumper warranty. (We had one returned after being run over by a truck, not covered by warranty. It was in a "U" and all the butt welds held!)
 

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Hey Guys, happy to answer any Hathorn questions, I'm the rep. The 512hz sonde is standard on all Hathorn cameras and you can covert your reel to a line trace for a modest fee. When comparing apples to apples, Hathorn units are around 20%-30% less expensive than RIDGID or Milwaukee. 20 years in the business and growing rapidly. One year bumper to bumper warranty. (We had one returned after being run over by a truck, not covered by warranty. It was in a "U" and all the butt welds held!)
It's great you've joined but you better post a proper introduction in the new member introduction area. That is the rule for all new members.

Vendors have special rules they must follow, you may not be able to post in ways you want. Also, this is not a place for free advertising. I'm not an admin, just giving you a friendly warning.
 

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Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of Emerson. Their camera come from seescan I think?


the Hathorne is a very well built camera. My only concern with it would be where you have to send it for repairs.

Do not buy a camera without a sonde. Seeing the problem means nothing if you can’t locate the problem.
I didn’t know they made cameras with out a sonde. That’s dumb as hell
 

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Went to the PHCC Flow Expo the plumbing and trade show for Greater Los Angeles. Had a good time talked with another Camera manufactures Metrotech He will telling me about his Camera and the sewer camera industry in general. He said that there are two manufactures of Safire lenses and three manufactures of push cable his quote " all of the manufactures use the same venders to purchase there Camera lenses and push cable". I thought that Ridgid had the secret sauce of cameras and push rods that is what makes them to unique and expensive. He thought Ridgid had a good camera, but he did not like the scout locater, said his was far superior.
 
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