Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable Drive

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable Drive

Milwaukee To Deliver First Cordless Sewer Sectional Machine

Milwaukee unveiled the latest in their cordless drain-clearing solutions, and this one is the first of its kind. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable Drive lets users clear blockages in 2″ to 8″ sewer lateral lines and can clear roots up to 200′ out, providing full power at the maximum capacity of the tool. And it does it all without the hassle of cords.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Milwaukee 2871-22
  • Brushless motor
  • Easy set-up and transport
  • Uses 7/8″ and 1-1/4″ Cables
  • Clears blockages in 2″ to 8″ pipe
  • Delivers full power up to 200 ft out
  • 12.0Ah battery tackles multiple jobs on a charge
  • Cable Drive automatically feeds and retracts
  • Enclosed cable reels
  • One-Key compatible
  • Price: $2599

Milwaukee On The Drain Cleaning Industry


“Since we first introduced our drain cleaning lineup just two years ago, we’ve been able to put an end to years of stagnant product innovation in the drain cleaning industry by delivering solutions that can be instantly set up, minimize the mess, and have the performance needed for to clear the toughest clogs quickly. This attention to user needs has led us to offer the only completely portable drain cleaning offering for fixtures and main lines within buildings. Now we’re taking this drain cleaning innovation out to the sewer lateral lines. The M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable-Drive is our first sectional machine solution, delivering on the promises of safety, mobility, and mess containment that users have come to rely on from Milwaukee drain cleaning solutions.”

—Kathleen Keegan, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool

M18 Fuel Snakes In A Drain

Using 7/8″ and 1-1/4″ cables, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine can clear all blockages in 2″ to 8″ pipe. It’s capable of clearing at full power up to 200 ft out multiple times over the span of the day.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable Drive

Thanks to its battery-powered operation, you eliminate trip hazards or the need to bring electrical cords around standing water.

This new machine also includes a number of features to further streamline operations. The Cable-Drive system reduces the strain on you by automatically feeding and retracting cables from pipes.

An enclosed cable carrier not only protects your cables but also contains the messes associated with drain clearing. You can even stack these cable carriers for easier and tidier storage.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine with Cable Drive

It also includes One-Key connectivity to wirelessly track, manage, and secure your M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine due in stores in January of 2020. The kit includes the tool, two M18 RedLithium High Output HD12.0 batteries, and a rapid charger for $2,599. An assortment of cables and accessories will also be available from your authorized Milwaukee Tool dealer.

Thoughts on the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine

The Milwaukee 2871 is a huge step beyond Milwaukee’s M18 drain snake. It shows how dedicated they are to the plumbing trade and also what the power they’re able to get out of an 18V battery now that they’ve moved onto an advanced design.

If we take a brief look back Milwaukee’s history here, we see an M12 TrapSnake, M18 drain snake, and M12 AirSnake before moving up to the more powerful Switch Pack auger. There’s even a cordless transfer pump available.

While the new sectional machine represents the latest move forward for the M18 line, the MX Fuel line has an even more advanced drum machine with powered stair-climbing treads coming next year.

The question we all have is “what’s next for battery-powered plumbing?” Chances are, it’s something far better than anything we’re dreaming up. What would you like to see Milwaukee come up with next? Let us know in the comments below!

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sewer Sectional Machine Specs

  • Model Number: Milwaukee 2871-22
  • Length: 35″
  • Height: 23″
  • Weight: 70 lbs
  • Max Drain Line Capacity: 200′
  • Recommended Pipe Size: 2″ up to 8″
  • Cable Capacity: 7/8″ & 1-1/4″
  • Feed Type: Manual or Automatic
  • Cable Spin Speed: 700 RPM
  • Cables Available: 7/8″ All-Purpose Open Wind Sectional Cable, 1-1/4″ All-Purpose Open Wind Sectional Cable, 1-1/4″ Heavy Duty Open Wind Sectional Cable
  • Warranty: 5 Year Tool / 3 Year Battery / 2 year Cable
  • Price: $2599

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I just received my sewer sectional drain cleaning machine and unfortunately it doesn’t work.I contacted Milwaukee tools and a sales rep will be contacting me soon so I can replace the machine.I am disappointed because out of the box it doesn’t work.It is a brand new tool and the company hasn’t really made and videos or really pushed the product.Will it be a dud?If so it’s a $5000 one and I won’t be happy about that.I will have to wait and see.

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