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Milwaukee M12 Drain Snake 06

Drum Auger and Cable Care Tips from the Pros

We’ve reviewed a few drain snakes and drain augers over the last year, as there have been marked innovations in the world of cordless plumbing solutions. In almost all these new products, the drum and the drain snake make up integral parts of the tool. And, in those tools, the drum and drain snake do most […]

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 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 […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 AirSnake Review

Milwaukee M12 AirSnake Review

Why consider the Milwaukee M12 Airsnake? If there is one thing that any plumber dislikes, it’s clearing blocked drains. It’s dirty, smelly, and sometimes can make you lose faith in humanity when you see what the source of the clog is. It can make you question how some people have made it that far in life […]

Top 10 Tools at Milwaukee NPS 2017

Top 10 Tools at Milwaukee NPS 2017

Milwaukee NPS 2017 (that’s New Product Symposium) showcased the latest and upcoming tools for the next 6 months from the popular Pro brand. As usual, Pro Tool Reviews made the trip to cover the show on social media and gather our thoughts to give you an idea of what’s hot. For our video coverage, we […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake 6-Foot Toilet Auger

Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake 6-Foot Toilet Auger Review

Milwaukee Tool recently introduced a new solution for unclogging toilets, urinals, and floor traps for service plumbers and facility maintenance professionals with the Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake Porcelain Auger System. The TrapSnake allows multiple auger attachments to be unified on a single power source. The heart of the system is the M12 TrapSnake Driver which produces low […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 Drain Snake 07

Milwaukee M12 Drain Snake Review

One of the most common plumbing calls is the clogged drain. The unpleasantness of the clog’s cause is matched only by the difficulty accessing it. Unlike most jobs where you are in direct contact with the work, pipes are behind walls or underground. When the customer’s chemicals fail to clear the clog it’s time for the […]