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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.

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.

Most plumbers would agree that you rarely get a nice, clean, open workspace to tackle a job. They need the leverage of a pipe wrench, but they often have to do it from a harsh angle that reduces that leverage drastically. The result is a wrench that slips off its target and a job that Read more

Most plumbers would agree that you rarely get a nice, clean, open workspace to tackle a job. They need the leverage of a pipe wrench, but they often have to do it from a harsh angle that reduces that leverage drastically. The result is a wrench that slips off its target and a job that takes twice as long to get done.

That’s why Crescent Tools—one of the most trusted brands of professional hand tools—developed innovations to its new line of pipe wrenches so that they actually work in the real world that plumbers and pipe fitters live.

“We just can’t pretend that plumbers and other professionals have this ideal setup every time they go to work, because that’s just not true,” product manager Noah Steen said. “Other pipe wrenches aren’t designed to bite at an angle, even though that’s often how they’re used. So, we redesigned the teeth so that our new wrenches will hold and still turn at tough angles.”

Crescent’s K9 Angle-Access Jaws™ bite in an arc of 30 degrees—much greater than typical pipe wrench operation limits—for best-in-class access in tight spaces. Ideal for professionals in the plumbing, pipe fitter, oil and gas, fire and sprinkler, and MRO industries, the new line boasts 11 products available in both cast iron and aluminum (40% lighter to reduce user fatigue). The high-speed adjustment makes resizing quick and easy, while the steel self-adjusting pipe wrenches feature a ratcheting head for one-handed use.

For more information, visit www.crescenttool.com.

Now with easily interchangeable drums, the Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners clears tough clogs in 3” to 10” lines – up to 200 feet. The rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor and 100 foot capacity drums for Flexicore® cable. Change drums to add cable lengths or swap cable sizes with Read more

Now with easily interchangeable drums, the Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners clears tough clogs in 3” to 10” lines – up to 200 feet.
The rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor and 100 foot capacity drums for Flexicore® cable.
Change drums to add cable lengths or swap cable sizes with ease. Just loosen three knobs and remove the drum. Switch between 3/4” or 5/8” cables in the large drum design—General’s see through inner cage lets you quickly gauge how much cable remains—or substitute the small drum with 100 feet of 1/2” cable for smaller lines.
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Variable speed cable feed offers raw driving and pulling power for long, tough jobs—feeding and retrieving 3/4”, 5/8”, and 1/2” cables. To adjust 3/4” or 5/8” cables, simply turn a knob on top of the feed—no screwdriver required!
One person can easily load Speedrooter XL onto a truck. The machine’s frame slides smoothly from the loading wheel to the handle to stair climbers and finally to the wheels. The adjustable height, swept back handle also provides maximum maneuvering leverage. And the durable design features a braced frame at key stress points, front and rear drum supports for longer bearing wear, and Flexicore® cable.
Flexicore® cable offers superior kink resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries a one year warranty against breakage.
For details, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/new