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I’d say you should go with a 300 even if you buy one that’s 40-50 years old you can still get parts for it. Plus you can absolutely beat the 💩 out of it and it just keeps working. Here is my 300. The previous owner welded the frame for the wheels and attached them with 3/8” rod. The wheels are a real game changer especially when you’re working in the city and have to park a long distance from where you’re setting up to work. I keep the cradle with 2 separate self opening die heads (one for 1/2”-3/4” pipe and one for 1”-2” pipe) in that gray plastic tote. I’ve also gotten away from using a traditional oiler. I now use the Ridgid cutting oil that comes in an aerosol can and set up a cardboard box underneath to catch the chips so I can just throw it in the trash when I’m done. Anyone who’s ever had an oiler spill in their van will understand 😂
 

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I’d say you should go with a 300 even if you buy one that’s 40-50 years old you can still get parts for it. Plus you can absolutely beat the 💩 out of it and it just keeps working. Here is my 300. The previous owner welded the frame for the wheels and attached them with 3/8” rod. The wheels are a real game changer especially when you’re working in the city and have to park a long distance from where you’re setting up to work. I keep the cradle with 2 separate self opening die heads (one for 1/2”-3/4” pipe and one for 1”-2” pipe) in that gray plastic tote. I’ve also gotten away from using a traditional oiler. I now use the Ridgid cutting oil that comes in an aerosol can and set up a cardboard box underneath to catch the chips so I can just throw it in the trash when I’m done. Anyone who’s ever had an oiler spill in their van will understand 😂
What a beautiful machine. Love running a 300.
 
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