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Old 08-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #21
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A salesman at Northern Tool told me Comet pumps are made by General. Anyone know how true this is?
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"Salesman" and "Northern Tool" have me glancing sideways.

Everything these days is made to spec and private labeled. The company label is more important than the manufacturer. I can get a manufacturer to make me a piece of junk that will last 200 hours and put my name on it. Then I can train my salespeople to tell people that the $300 pump is made by General.

Northern Tool, Harbor Freight, etc. They get stuff made to their cheaper specs. That's not to say they are all bad, but, as with everything, you generally get what you pay for.
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"Salesman" and "Northern Tool" have me glancing sideways.

Everything these days is made to spec and private labeled. The company label is more important than the manufacturer. I can get a manufacturer to make me a piece of junk that will last 200 hours and put my name on it. Then I can train my salespeople to tell people that the $300 pump is made by General.

Northern Tool, Harbor Freight, etc. They get stuff made to their cheaper specs. That's not to say they are all bad, but, as with everything, you generally get what you pay for.
It can get confusing for sure. I've heard of guys selling junk, but justify the sale because what they consider to be the "Most important Part" of a machine has a quality name like "Honda" on it. I've heard guys say things like "I got this pressure washer at a steal of a price, and it's got a Honda motor!" . Ken, are all honda motors quality?
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Comet is not a division of General. the only connection to General is Interpump
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It can get confusing for sure. I've heard of guys selling junk, but justify the sale because what they consider to be the "Most important Part" of a machine has a quality name like "Honda" on it. I've heard guys say things like "I got this pressure washer at a steal of a price, and it's got a Honda motor!" . Ken, are all honda motors quality?
Some look like Hondas, we call them Chondas as they are made in China. Even in the Honda line there is good and not-so-good. The Honda GX line is decent.
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This is my thread, so I can necro post if I want to! I just went to repack this pump and found out that it's a general after all! For some reason I had thought it was a comet, but it turns out to be a general 47 series with a nickel plated brass manifold. The packing system has two brass rings per plunger, and apparently now there is only one (packing retainer). Does anyone have any experience with these pumps? it seems solid enough, and my ceramics are all perfect, so I'm just doing packings with brass, and valves.
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