Milwaukee Brings More Pipe-Clearing Power To M18 Fuel Platform
Milwaukee offers a number of pipe inspection solutions for plumbing professionals, like the Pipeline Inspection System and the M-Spector Camera. While these tools can help locate clogs and other problems in pipes, how do you go about clearing them out? We’re looking at the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Chain Snake to see how it can help plumbers clear and descale larger-capacity pipes.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Chain Snake Overview
- 1 1/2-inch to 4-inch pipe compatibility
- Leverages high speeds and chain knocker heads to clear grease and descale pipes
- Tackles blockages in kitchen sinks, floor drains, toilets, and main lines
- 75-foot cable tackles blockages further down the line
- Variable speed dial
- Electronic foot pedal
- Mechanical clutch protects the cable during application
- Telescoping handle and wheels add portability
- Clears up to 150 feet of scale build-up per charge with a 12.0Ah battery
This chain snake has the capacity to clear 1-1/2-inch to 4-inch pipes. Leveraging high rotational speeds and a long, 75-foot cable, the chain knocker can effectively descale and clear soft blockages in pipes up to 75 feet down the line. Milwaukee says it tackles blockages in kitchen sinks, floor drains, toilets, and main lines.
A variable speed dial gives you cable rotational speeds from 600 RPM to 2200 RPM. To toggle the rotational direction, or turn it off, there’s also a forward/off/reverse switch under the speed dial. An electronic foot pedal with a non-slip grip gives you even more control over your line.
For runtime, Milwaukee tells us you can clear up to 150 feet of scale build-up per charge.
The chain snake housing features a partially-enclosed drum that allows for mess containment, as well as easy cable access for cleaning and repair when not deployed.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Chain Snake Price
This chain snake will be available for $2,499.99 starting in May 2023 at your favorite Milwaukee retailer. The kit includes two RedLithium 12.0Ah batteries, a rapid charger, a 75-foot cable, and an assortment of chain knockers. Milwaukee backs your purchase with a 5-year tool warranty.