Five Top Cable Machines for the Drain Cleaning Industry

Five Top Cable Machines for the Drain Cleaning Industry

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Check out some of the top cable machines for the drain cleaning industry. Below we delve into the details on five cable machines designed to help you effectively handle the various pipe clogs you encounter and produce happy customers.

Apex CIPP Solutions Renssi R-MILL-36

The Renssi R-MILL-36, distributed by Apex CIPP Solutions, offers 120 feet of 1/2-inch shaft, with a narrow structure that is easy to move around. It is lightweight at approximately 200 pounds, and includes a detachable power cord and pedal cord, integrated control unit with an easy access while operating, handles in front and back for easy lifting, and rubber feet on the side if it is laid down during transport. It is recommended for use on pipe sizes from 3 to 8 inches, and is available in 110-volt and 230-volt versions. 855-997-0524;

Duracable J-Maxx

The J-Maxx from Duracable packs a lot of power in a smaller machine. It is designed to clean 1 1/4- to 4-inch residential roof vents and floor drains. For a machine that holds up to a 19-inch reel, the economical unit is lightweight and easy to transport. Housed in a continuously welded single-tube steel frame, the workings of the machine are bolted directly to the frame for stability. The belt-driven motor powers up to 75 feet of cable, and an optional mini power cable feed and return can be added. Reel changes are quick and easy, providing versatility. Choose a package with 3/8- or 1/2-inch cable, and a 16- or 19-inch open-spoke metal reel or enclosed polyethylene drum. 800-247-4081;

Electric Eel Model C

The Model C dual-cable sectional drain cleaner from Electric Eel runs up to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch, self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections that require no handling when rotating. It spins cable at twice the revolutions per minute of a continuous cable machine for cleaning 3- to 10-inch lines for distances up to 200 feet. One-person operation means less time and labor expense. A heavy-duty, 1/2 hp motor comes standard, and 3/4 and 1 hp motors are also available. A custom-designed gearbox ensures higher quality, lower cost and parts availability. The heavy-duty, fully adjustable safety clutch keeps cable and tool breakage to a minimum and provides overload protection. A fold-down handle allows for easy transport, storage and use in crawl spaces. Its carry handle allows for balance and easy transport. 800-833-1212;

Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 68HD

The Model GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is available in two different versions, either an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum, and it can be outfitted with an optional power feeder. Standard configuration is 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow-core cable, which should reach most blockages with a single reel. Overall weight of the machine is 185 pounds. Adding a loading ramp and electric winch to any vehicle makes transport quick and simple. It is designed to clean pipes from 3 to 8 inches in diameter. 877-446-7548;

Spartan Tool Model 1065

The Model 1065 is Spartan Tool’s original professional-grade cable machine. It offers a 250-foot range to clean pipe from 3 to 10 inches in diameter. The Dial-A-Cable power feed allows for quick cable changes and feeds cable in and out easily, while the blockage-sensing smart motor senses the need for more power when encountering a difficult blockage. A fully enclosed drum helps keep customers’ living areas clean, and the unit has a rugged design for tough jobs. 800-435-3866;


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