Last year, Milwaukee came out with an M12 drain snake, which experienced auger users will say should NOT be used on toilets or other porcelain fixtures. So what can you use?
Milwaukee has just come out with the TrapSnake, a powered porcelain auger system. In other words, here’s a snake for toilets.
But, in keeping with Milwaukee’s goals of disruptive innovation, this isn’t just a toilet snake, it’s an interchangeable auger system.
There’s one version for toilets, shown above.
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And another for use on urinals.
The difference is in the cable endpiece, the length and width of the cable, and the endpiece.
- 6′ x 1/2″
- Retriever bulb at end
- Protective boot (curved)
- 4′ x 3/8″
- Bulb cable end
- Protective boot
There are 2 turning options – an M12 TrapSnake driver, and a manual crank.
Quick Bullet Points
– All attachments include a telescoping cable lock, fixed rubber boot, replaceable cables – “Industry Firsts”
– Optimized electronics deliver low RPM and low torque
– User can feel when a blockage is engaged, allowing controlled retrieval
– Rubber boots offer maximum porcelain protection, replaceable cables maximize tool longevity
– Industry’s First cable locking mechanism holds cables in place for easy extension and retraction
Milwaukee recommends that the toilet auger be used on drains 2″ to 4″ wide, and the urinal auger on drains 1-1/4″ to 2″ wide.
- M12 TrapSnake 6′ Toilet Auger Kit: 2561-21; M12 Bare Tool Version : 2576-20
- M12 TrapSnake Urinal Auger Kit: 2574-21; M12 Bare Tool Version: 2574-20
- M12 Combo Kit, with 6′ Toilet and 4′ Urinal Cables: 2577-21
- Manual 6′ Toilet Auger: 49-16-2576
- Manual 4′ Urinal Auger: 49-16-2574
- Replacement Cables: 6′ Toilet 43-53-2576, 4′ Urinal 43-53-2577
It looks like the M12 driver will be available separately, as a replacement or upgrade for users who started off with the manual version. The model number associated with the image above is 14-50-2576.
The tools will carry 5-year warranties, the cable 2 years, and the battery 2 years. The kits will come with the tool, an M12 Li-ion battery, and a charger.
- Manual Augers: $69
- Powered Auger Kits: $149
- Bare Tools: $119
- Combo Kit (1 M12 driver, both types of cables): $199
- Replacement Cables: $25 each
And… here are some “action shots” that must have been difficult for the models and photographer(s) alike.
Good call on the gloves and glasses!
Hmm, that looks like the cable locking mechanism being used.
I’m afraid to ask how urinals get clogged.
This guy’s ready to bust some clogs!
Looks good, and the pricing seems very appealing too.
Hmm… I wonder what it would take for Milwaukee to couple an inspection camera into the auger cable. Bad idea?
Who’s lining up to buy one?