The M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Drain Cleaning System Combines the Benefits of Sectional and Drum Machine

11/01/2018

The M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Drain Cleaning System Combines the Benefits of Sectional and Drum Machines

Milwaukee Tool announces the next big breakthrough for drain cleaning professionals. The M18 FUEL SWITCH PACKSectional Drum System is the first drain cleaning solution that combines the benefits of sectional and drum machines to create a versatile and mobile machine.

This new-to-world solution is easily transportable via an integrated backpack design, allows users to interchange and connect drums, and provides maximum power to clear 30 m down the line.

“The most frequent challenges of any drain cleaning application are simply getting the machine to the job and containing the mess, and no machine today is capable of tackling both those challenges. Drum machines improve mess containment by housing the cable in a drum, and sectional machines provide a lighter weight alternative by separating the cable from the machine, but neither option fully meets needs of the user.” said Bela Berecz, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The M18 FUEL* Freestanding Drain Cleaner is the first solution that tackles those most fundamental frustrations. The tool’s modular design with backpack straps provides the easiest way to transport the machine, and the fully-enclosed drum is the best option for containing the mess. This is unparalleled productivity for drain cleaning professionals like never seen before!”

The modular design of the M18 FUEL SWITCH PACK utilises backpack straps for the easiest transport to any roof, drain, crawl space, or cleanout. The tool-free drum connection allows users to quickly interchange between cable sizes, or add a second drum to reach a length of 30 m. SWITCH PACK drums are fully enclosed to provide the best protection and containment of the mess.

“Drain Cleaning hasn’t experienced much change or utilisation of newer technology, only incremental improvements to current products. This industry is about to see a massive upgrade in underlying technologies as Milwaukee® enters this category with the same passion for disruptive innovation that’s made us a leader within the power tool industry. Milwaukee®’s entire lineup will cut the cord all together, bringing the last decade’s most disruptive technology to the drain cleaning market with lithium-ion batteries and brushless motors,” said Bela. “By tying a brushless motor to our most capable electronics package and advanced lithium-ion batteries, the M18 FUEL SWITCH PACK Freestanding Drain Cleaner not only improves the overall draining cleaning experience, but does so through the benefits of a cordless platform that is compatible with a wide assortment of tools maintenance professionals already use.”

The System combines three exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION battery pack and REDLINK PLUS intelligence. The POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers corded performance with the convenience of cordless with power for tough jobs through up to 100mm drain lines.

REDLINK PLUS intelligence improves control with an integrated drum brake, slowing the machine within 3 seconds. A large, non-slip foot pedal ensures the user will maintain control even on wet surfaces, and it can be easily activated with a knee or foot.

The REDLITHIUM-ION battery pack powers through multiple jobs on a single charge, delivering cordless power, mobility and safety to the drain cleaning industry.

The new M18 FUEL Freestanding Drain Cleaners are fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 120 power tool products.

Milwaukee Tool is committed to providing drain cleaning professionals with the most portable and versatile drain cleaning solutions. The company is dedicated to continuing investments in technology to build solutions from the ground-up that provide these users with an easier way to get on and off the job, with less mess, so they can service more calls.

* M18 FUEL is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering ultimate performance, all M18 FUEL products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION battery pack and REDLINK PLUS intelligence hardware and software - that deliver extreme power, run time and durability on the jobsite.

**Compatible with 8 mm, 10 mm and 13 mm inner core cables, and 16 mm open wind cables

Specifications

M18 FUEL™ Freestanding Drain Cleaner – 10 mm

(M18 FFSDC10-0)

  • No load speed : 0 – 250 rpm
  • Max. drain diameter : 75 mm
  • Spiral diameter : 10 mm
  • Cable length : 15 m
  • (1) backpack assembly
  • (1) drum assembly
  • (1) 10 mm x 15 m cable coupling end (48532773)
  • 5pc attachment set (48532790)

M18 FUEL™ Freestanding Drain Cleaner – 13 mm

(M18 FFSDC13-0)

  • No load speed : 0 – 250 rpm
  • Max. drain diameter : 100 mm
  • Spiral diameter : 13 mm
  • Cable length : 15 m
  • (1) backpack assembly
  • (2) drum assembly
  • (2) 13 mm x 15 m cable coupling end (48532774)
  • 5pc attachment set (48532790)

M18 FUEL™ Freestanding Drain Cleaner – 16 mm

(M18 FFSDC16-502)

  • No load speed : 0 – 250 rpm
  • Max. drain diameter : 75 mm
  • Spiral diameter : 16 mm
  • Cable length : 15 m
  • (1) backpack assembly
  • (2) drum assembly
  • (2) 16 mm x 15 m cable coupling end (48532775)
  • (2) M18 5.0Ah B
  • 5pc attachment set (48532790)

Available accessories:

  1. Drain cleaner drum only – 4932464277
  2. 8 mm x 23 m spiral bulb auger M18FS – 48532772
  3. 10 mm x 15 m spiral coupling end M18FS – 48532773
  4. 13 mm x 15 m spiral coupling end M18FS – 48532774
  5. 16 mm x 15 m spiral coupling end M18FS – 48532775
  6. Funnel retriever M18FS – 48532786
  7. Drop head M18FS – 48532787
  8. Spade bit M18FS – 48532788
  9. Grease cutter M18FS – 48532789
  10. M18FS drain cleaner 5 pcs set - 48532790

To find out more about the M18 FUEL™ Freestanding Drain Cleaners, see video footage of it in action or find your nearest store, please visit www.milwaukeetool.eu

NOTES TO EDITORS

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