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Milwaukee Tool introduced new drain-cleaning equipment at its annual New Product Symposium on June 7.
PHC News attended the trade media exclusive event and will have more on the some 80 new tools on display.
Certainly one of the highlights was the new drain-cleaning equipment, including a M18 FUEL Sectional Drum Machine; M12 AirSnake and rust-resistant cables; and a new addition to its M18 FUEL Drain Snake. All these new products will be available in October.
What follows are edited press releases from the event.
M18 FUEL Sectional Drum Machine
Almost 75 percent of the time spent on secondary drain line jobs is in the preparation for the job, and then packing all equipment back up. The M18 FUEL Sectional Drum Machine aims to change all that through the use of an interchangeable drum that allows users to select the right cable for the job, the ability to backpack transport the entire unit (including the ability to separate the drum from the machine to lighten the weight), and an electronic drum break so users can react faster when the cable starts to bind up in a pipe.
M12 AirSnake Drain Cleaning Air Gun
The first cordless alternative in pipe cleaning tools, the M12 AirSnake Drain Clearing Air Gun drastically changes the way users clear grease clogs, slow drains, and other non-retrieval clogs. The tool is the first cordless version on the market to use compressed air to flush away clog build-up. Completely cable-free, the tool allows for fast setup time and no disassembly of fixtures, drain covers and p-traps. With a 0-50 variable PSI gauge, the tool can instantly reach clogs 35 feet out.
Milwaukee Rust-Resistant Drain Cables
Milwaukee Tool's new line of drain cables will focus on a fundamental user frustration that hasn't been directly addressed for years: cable corrosion. Protected by a new-to-world rust resistant plating, these drain cables will change the way users look at cable life. When it comes to performance, these cables will have the flexibility to maneuver bends and maintain strength to clear tough clogs.
M18 FUEL Drain Snake with CABLE-DRIVE Locking Feed System
Building off Milwaukee's current M12 Drain Snake, the M18 FUEL Drain Snake represents the next level in performance for hand-held units by offering more power, cable drive locking feed system, and zero drum contact. With 2 times more power than corded, it boasts a max power of 50-feet down the line and is the first brushless drain cleaner. The CABLE-DRIVE Locking Feed System is the only automatic cable feed system that allows users to select and maintain a desired feed speed.