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Ridgid SeeSnake microReel APX with TruSense

Ridgid Has Released A New Diagnostic Inspection Tool– This Time With The More Advanced TruSense Technology Ridgid’s SeeSnake microReel APX now uses TruSense technology to ensure images are displayed upright. It also uses bright LED lights for a clearer, more detailed picture compared to previous models. This is important since it is often difficult to […]

Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake with 25-Foot Auger

Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake 25-Foot Auger with Cable Drive 49-16-2573

Milwaukee M12 Trapsnake Extends Reach Into Sinks, Tubs, and Showers If you’ve been waiting for Milwaukee’s M12 TrapSnake to move beyond toilets and urinals, the wait is over! Thanks to the Milwaukee TrapSnake 25-Foot Auger, this drain-clearing system now covers even more of your jobs with one tool. Milwaukee Trapsnake 25-Foot Auger: The Big Deal […]

What's the Difference Between a Drain Snake and a Drain Auger?

What’s the Difference Between a Drain Snake and a Drain Auger?

When our team got together to judge the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, some of our guys were surprised to see separate categories for drain snakes and drain augers. What’s the difference between a drain snake and a drain auger? Aren’t they the same thing? Fortunately, we have Pros like plumber Scott Strollo to help sort […]

Milwaukee MX FUEL sewer drum machine

Milwaukee MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine with PowerTredz MXF501-1CP

The Milwaukee MX FUEL sewer drum machine (MXF501-1CP) simplifies sewer calls, letting a single person tackle a 200-foot auger job. Even better, the proprietary PowerTredz system turns the tool into a veritable tank. It lets the onboard battery drive the sewer drum in and out of a service van or even up and down the […]

Ridgid FlexShaft Drain Cleaning machine

Ridgid FlexShaft K9-306 Drain Cleaning Machine

Complete Two Jobs at Once Using Ridgid FlexShaft The Emerson branch of the Ridgid brand introduces the FlexShaft K9-306 Drain Cleaning Machine. The new drain cleaner tackles 3-6 inch pipes up to 125 feet, bringing wall-to-wall cleaning to your jobsite. Plus, with the ability to simultaneously run an inspection camera, you can effectively complete two […]

Milwaukee M18 Switch Pack Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Switch Pack Sectional Drum System

I wasn’t sure what to expect when those upstanding Pro Tools gents texted me from the 2017 Milwaukee New Product Symposium. They told me that I’d soon have some interesting new plumbing tools to review. Now I’ve thought of tools as useful or helpful but…interesting? I had to see what that was all about. But even if […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Drain Snake with Cable Drive

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Drain Snake with Cable Drive

Isn’t it satisfying when you haven’t seen someone in a while and their first question is, “Have you been working out?” Way back in April 2016, I reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 Drain Snake and found it clears small stoppages like waste arms really well. It easily maneuvers into small cabinet spaces, it’s cordless, and the enclosed drum keeps […]

Ryobi P4002

Ryobi P4002 18V Hybrid Drain Auger

Ryobi introduces their new cordless tool to the plumbing market, the Ryobi P4002 18V One+ Hybrid Drain Auger. As the name might suggest, the Hybrid Drain Auger can unclog your pipes through power supplied by either 18V Ryobi battery packs or corded electricity. The Ryobi P4002 will retail for around $149 from Home Depot. It […]