As a Boiler Mechanical contractor we have 3 of these units. One on our Mobil boiler truck One that stays at the shop at all times. And one we take down into the boiler room if need be. Can't live with out them!
Nice machine, fairly easy to assemble, would give it 5 stars if it wasn't missing the hose and hand pump for the oil strainer bucket. Working on getting it sent to me now. Would be nice if Home Depot would assist, but they tell me to call Rigid directly. As a consumer, I didnt buy it ftom Rigid !!!!
Not a whole lot to say about the Ridgid 300 besides that it is a great tool. No need to change something that is already perfect. I did find a great deal on a 300 Complete kit online which came with a ton of accessories and well worth the investment.
I've used Ridgid 300's since the first days of my apprenticeship beginning in 1976. These machines are truly wonderful, easy to use and extremely robust. Whatever you throw at them, they shrug it off. Dependable and powerful, the 300 is just perfect for all pipework requirements. I've had the misfortune to use "other" makes that look suspiciously alike the 300 and there is no comparison.
The 300 is a true masterpiece, copied by some, rivalled by none.
my 300 must be 50 years old. i got it 20 years ago out of a cloth die house that closed down .my hats off to ridged .if it works leave it alone. thats awsome. my machine is still sold today. no computer junk. no sales gimmicks.not lighter or cheaper.it sells its self.if i could i would rate it 20 stars .ridged please dont change anything. i belive my machine will last over another 50 years. also please keep your machines made in usa