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One tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool. No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you Read more

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVACOne tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool.

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press 1⁄2” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1⁄2” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitchTM technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 1⁄2” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head, Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVAC“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342- XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

Now Clean 3 to 6-inch Pipe Up to 125 Feet; Wall-to-wall clean with capabilities of simultaneous pipe inspection RIDGID® is giving plumbers even more cleaning power and diagnostic capabilities in large-scale commercial or residential jobs with the addition of the K9-306 to its line of FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines. Designed to clean 3 to 6-inch diameter Read more

Now Clean 3 to 6-inch Pipe Up to 125 Feet; Wall-to-wall clean with capabilities of simultaneous pipe inspection

RIDGID® is giving plumbers even more cleaning power and diagnostic capabilities in large-scale commercial or residential jobs with the addition of the K9-306 to its line of FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines. Designed to clean 3 to 6-inch diameter drain lines up to 125 feet, the K9-306 clears blockages with astonishing speed, while the ability to inspect with a camera simultaneously maximizes efficiency and lets you literally complete two jobs at once.

RIDGID FlexShaftTM K9-306 Drain Cleaning Machine

Purpose-built for the professional, the K9-306 quickly clears grease buildup, roots and heavy scale in larger pipes. It features a professional 1.5 HP internal universal motor for maximum power and longevity; a fully enclosed drum to minimize setup and cleanup time; and a retractable handle with multiple wheels and grab points to make loading, unloading, transporting and storage easy.

“The positive response to our first two RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines last year was overwhelming, with contractors wanting a similar product to clear wider and longer lines. The RIDGID K9-306 FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machine is the answer to that request,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Global Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “With the K9-306’s ability to clean wider pipes and reach up to 125 feet, it lets contractors clean larger lines all the way out to the main.”

The K9-306 has the highest capacity of the RIDGID FlexShaft machine models; each utilizes various chain knockers that are spun at high speeds and expand to quickly clear the entire circumference of a pipe for a more thorough and longer lasting wall-to-wall clean. The flexible, fully enclosed nylon-sheathed cable can be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line. It also eliminates splatter, cutting down on jobsite cross- contamination.

“Our range of plain and carbide tipped chain knockers for the K9-102 and K9-204 models have proven their worth in the field, and pros have told us how much they value the cleaning power they offer, particularly when getting into grease and scale,” Dunphy said. “When designing the K9-306, we also continued to innovate and expand our chain knocker lineup, adding a new option featuring a carbide tipped penetrating head. These new chain knockers will be available for all FlexShaft models and will help the pro more efficiently engage and clear tough full line blockages.”

“As municipalities deal with older pipe lines and the tough roots of established vegetation, the K9-306’s ability to power through 3 to 6-inch diameter pipes will be a must-have for contractors today. Alongside the proven performance of our K9-102 and K9-204 models, it’s a great addition to our FlexShaft machine line,” said Wyatt Kilmartin, vice president and general manager, Global Underground Technologies, RIDGID.

FlexShaft machines are backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.
To purchase or learn more about FlexShaft machines or other drain cleaning solutions, contact your local

distributor for an in-person demo, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast. R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations. Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by Read more

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast.

R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations.

Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by municipal-style treatment plants—including housing subdivisions, apartments, golf courses, RV parks, campgrounds and more.

Rusty Tigges says that the Mini-Jet’s hose and nozzle are the perfect size to clean pipes and orifices of a modular septic system filter pod. And since R&R offers fixed-price septic maintenance contracts, work productivity remains key to profitability.

“Most septic maintenance guys use a bottle brush at the end of fish tape—too slow and slipshod for us,” he adds. “But our JM-1000 Mini-Jet does a faster, more reliable job!”

More Installations In Less Time

The compact, lightweight, electric-powered JM-1000 Mini-Jet—smallest in General’s popular gas and electric powered Jet-Set water jets—is excellent for clearing sludge, sediment, grease, and ice from small, 1-1/2 to 3 inch lines, up to 50 feet long.

With 1500 psi of raw cleaning power, General’s powerful little water jet hits soft stoppages with wall-to-wall high-pressure water—and flushes them away.

“General’s nozzle head design really helps negotiate the twists and turns of septic system pipes, Randy says. “And it’s far more thorough than hand-cleaning with a bottle brush.”

JM-1000 Mini-Jet performance also offers R&R the speed and reliability to service multiple septic installations in a shorter period of time.

“It’s definitely improved our productivity and profitability,” Rusty smiles. “When doing several systems a day, just one technician can knock a half-hour off each job with the JM-1000. And that really helps.”

Portability & Pulse Technology Aid Productivity

Pulse technology helps slide the hose around tight bends and farther down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. And it separates General’s Jet-Set from ordinary pressure washers.

Rusty Tigges likes the Mini-Jet’s compact size, too.

As large as a typical toolbox, the JM-1000 Mini-Jet’s rugged, diamond plate metal case containing pump and motor assemblies measures just 24” L x 10-1/2” D x 11” H. At just 23 lb, it’s easy-to- carry—making it perfect for one-person operation.

Including servicing septic system installations. “With the right knack, one technician can go seamlessly from pipe to pipe on an AdvanTex filter pod,” he says. “It works pretty slick!”

Equipment Arsenal Built From Trust

Performance like that also lets R&R use the JM-1000 Mini-Jet on a range of inside drain cleaning jobs.

Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect delicate counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports key safety features—like a sensor to shut-off the motor if water stops flowing, and a 3-wire Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

“Trust in our tools is very important for daily operations,” says Rusty Tigges. “And General has a great reputation for making highest quality tools.”

Milwaukee Tool announces a new accessory, CABLE DRIVE™, for the groundbreaking M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Sectional Drum System, the first drain cleaning solution that combines the benefits of sectional and drum machines to create the single most versatile and mobile machine on the market. The SWITCH PACK™ CABLE DRIVE™ Assembly provides users with the ability Read more

Milwaukee Tool announces a new accessory, CABLE DRIVE™, for the groundbreaking M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Sectional Drum System, the first drain cleaning solution that combines the benefits of sectional and drum machines to create the single most versatile and mobile machine on the market. The SWITCH PACK™ CABLE DRIVE™ Assembly provides users with the ability to automatically feed and retract cables through 1-1/4” to 4” lines at up to 15-20 feet per minute.

The SWITCH PACK™ CABLE DRIVE™ Assembly quickly attaches to any SWITCH PACK™ drum with the mounting plate installed. A twist lock feature allows the CABLE DRIVE™ assembly to be easily swapped between drums. This means users only need one CABLE DRIVE™ Assembly for all the SWITCH PACK™ Drums they own.

A ratcheting lever automatically adjusts for Milwaukee® 5/16”, 3/8”, and 1/2″ inner core drain cleaning cables and 5/8” open wind cables. The assembly is equipped with a RAPID STOP™ button that releases the steel bearings to provide a quick way to release the cable once a blockage is reached, preventing the cable from binding.

Tackling the most frequent challenge of any drain cleaning application, getting the machine onto the job, the M18 FUEL™* SWITCH PACK™ System utilizes a modular design with backpack straps for the easiest transport to any roof, drain, crawl space, or cleanout. The tool-free drum connection allows users to quickly interchange between cable sizes, or add a second drum to reach a length of 100’. SWITCH PACK™ drums are fully enclosed to provide the best protection and containment of the mess.

The System combines three exclusive innovations—the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM™ battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor delivers up to 2X more clearing power than corded competitors for tough jobs through 4” drain lines.

The M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Sectional Drain System is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 200 power tool products.

Milwaukee Tool is committed to providing drain cleaning professionals with the most portable and versatile drain cleaning solutions. The company is dedicated to continuing investments in technology to build solutions from the ground-up that provide these users with an easier way to get on and off the job, with less mess, so they can service more calls. Currently, Milwaukee offers the only completely cordless drain cleaning lineup for fixtures to sewer lateral lines, as well as premium cables with the maneuverability and durability to tackle the clogs.

*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

Specifications

CABLE DRIVE™ Assembly

  • Feed Speed: Up to 15-20 ft per minute
  • Ratcheting Lever
  • RAPID STOP™
  • Twist Lock Attachment
  • Steel Bearings
  • Compatible with: Milwaukee® 5/16”, 3/8”, 1/2″ Inner Core and 5/8” Open Wind Cables

M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Sectional Drum System (2775-211)

  • Drain Line Capacity: Up to 100”
  • Recommended Pipe Sizes: 1-1/4” – 4”
  • SWITCH PACK™ Drum Capacity:
    • 5/16” x 75’ Inner Core
    • 3/8” x 50’ Inner Core
    • 1/2” x 50’ Inner Core
    • 5/8” x 50’ Open Wind
  • Backpack Straps: Yes
  • Removable Drum: Tool-Free
  • Cable Spin Speed: 250 RPM
  • Electronic Foot Pedal: Yes
  • Integrated Drum Brake: Yes
  • Length: 15.75”

Includes 2775-20 SWITCH PACK™ Powered Base, SWITCH PACK™ Drum w/ Anchor Cable, M18 REDLITHIUM XC 5.0 Battery Pack and Charger (cable not included)

Additional kit options, accessory cables, and attachment heads available. Check www.milwaukeetool.com for a full listing.

Additional Accessories:

47-53-2773      Mounting Plate

47-53-2776      Guide Hose

General Pipe Cleaners Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic cable feed makes clearing small drain lines faster and easier. The simplified feeding system is like having an extra hand in tight and awkward places. Just squeeze the lever – and cable feeds at a rate of up to 16 feet per minute. Power-Vee easily unclogs sinks, tubs Read more

General Pipe Cleaners Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic cable feed makes clearing small drain lines faster and easier.

The simplified feeding system is like having an extra hand in tight and awkward places. Just squeeze the lever – and cable feeds at a rate of up to 16 feet per minute.

Power-Vee easily unclogs sinks, tubs, toilets, and laundry drains from 1-1/4” to 3″ diameter at a distance of up to 50 ft. The automatic feed can quickly adjust to take any cable from 1/4″ to 3/8″ without requiring the use of tools or additional parts.

The optional Handy-Stand™ turns Power-Vee into a practical countertop or floor machine. The ergonomically balanced Handy-Stand enhances the drain cleaner’s versatility, safety, and stability.

Power-Vee also features quick-change cable cartridges for fast cable changing or cleaning, and a Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system to reduce bearing wear and extend the life of the tool.

Flexicore® cable from General offers superior kinking resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business – one-year protection against breakage.

The optional Handy-Stand™ turns Power-Vee into a practical countertop or floor machine. The ergonomically balanced Handy-Stand enhances the drain cleaner’s versatility, safety, and stability.

For more information contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/pv to watch the Power-Vee in action.