Is there any value in buying a cheap jetter?
In line with the increasing demand of high pressure waters jetters purchased by plumbers for the express purpose of unblocking sewer and stormwater drains, it is noticeable that there are more and more places where this equipment can be purchased. Some of these vendors have been around for many years with solid reputations for first class equipment, product knowledge, back up service, training and practical advice.
There are a few more that have appeared in the last few years who are more than happy to take your money while promising the world, yet if an issue arises they aren’t particularly interested in helping out unless the blame can be apportioned to the user, so that the user can be made to pay for something that they shouldn’t necessarily have to.
There’s one or two that will take your money and point blank refuse to help the purchaser in any way, referring them to the manufacturer or someone across the other side of town or the state, or the country. Then there’s a few others who have disappeared already, along with the money paid for equipment that was never received.
The difference in quality between the machines available on the market is immense. Some are just downright dangerous, but to a first time buyer that doesn’t know what to look for, these seem like a good buy as they cost a bit less than others that they’ve enquired about.
The quality of the engine, pump and gearbox, battery, engine mounts, frame, fittings and workmanship has to be taken into account, and that is before the quality of the high pressure components such as reels, hoses, couplers and nozzles are checked out. It is simple to take a look at a quality jetting machine and roughly copy it for about half the price by using inferior grade products, then market the unit at 20% less than the better machine. I’ll admit I’m no mathematical genius but I think that equates to paying 20% less for a jetter that’s only 50% as good. Doesn’t seem like good value. When you purchase a cheap jetter you will get a cheap
If you are interested in enquiring about a jetter set up, the best way to find out what the better machines are is ask a plumber who has one. They will give you a more honest opinion than any salesman. Ask them about the machine they have and if it’s suitable for the work they do and if it gives them any trouble, ask them where they bought the machine and if they’re happy with the service they got before and more particularly after taking delivery. Ask them about the quality of the hoses, fittings and nozzles, and then ask them if they were to buy a second jetter, would they buy from the same place. Doing your background research this way can save hours of work before and save lots of heart ache afterwards.
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