To clear a nasty root mass you need a tough cutter to rip the roots out. General Pipe Cleaners' Root Ripper does just that. The Root Ripper's heavy steel spring has a tapered point that screws into the roots and a claw at the front that rips them out. It's made of hardened spring steel for durability and coated to protect against rust. It can also be adapted to sectional machines – or to other brands of cable-type drain cleaners.

Use the Root Ripper in combination with General's Flexicore cables that are strong enough to deliver the torque needed to cut tough stoppages. Heavy-gauge wire is coiled tightly around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope and heat treated. It offers unequalled strength and the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough it carries a one-year warranty. 

General offers more than 100 different types of cutters to handle all your drain cleaning needs, from starting tools like the Arrow Head and Spearhead, to finishing tools like the U-Cutter or Heavy-Duty Saw Blades, to specialty cutters like the ClogChopper and Spider Cutter. All of General's cutters are available with connectors to match drum-type or sectional machines, or to match many other brands of drain cleaning machines.

For details, contact the Drain Brains at General Pipe Cleaners at 800/245-6200 or 412/771-6300, or visit

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the third-generation family-owned company is celebrating 85 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/home center market. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.

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