Milwaukee has launched a new M12 TrapSnake urinal auger, model 3574, which looks to be an update to the original 2574 model that was introduced in 2017.
The new Milwaukee M12 TrapSnake is part of a modular system, allowing users to select between manual and powered drivers and different auger attachments depending on the application.
As with the original, Milwaukee maintains that the TrapSnake delivers “versatility and capabilities never seen before in a urinal auger.”
The TrapSnake system is designed for clearing clogs in toilets, urinals, floor traps, sinks, bathtubs, and shower drains.
The auger features a cable lock, for holding the cable in place during extension and retraction, and a fixed rubber boot to help prevent scratches to porcelain fixtures.
This particular configuration, with a 3/8″ x 4′ urinal auger configuration, is recommended for use in drains 1-1/4″ to 2″ wide. Common applications includes clearing out clogged urinals and floor traps.
If you need something different, the TrapSnake 25′ auger has a 1/4″ x 25′ cable for use in sinks, bathtubs, and showers, and the TrapSnake toilet auger has a 1/2″ x 6′ cable for use in toilets and floor traps.
The new TrapSnake looks to have all the same features as the previous model.
The original model also featured a modular driver, cable lock, rubber boot, and replaceable auger cable.
It’s not clear to me what’s different or improved in this new model, at least from a functional standpoint, but it seemed worth giving you a heads-up.
For all you residential and commercial plumbers out there – is the TrapSnake part of your kit?
Price: $159 for the kit with charger and 1.5Ah battery, $59 for the manual auger kit, $99 for the M12 driver kit
Following is a demo video for the original model. Much of what’s said and shown about that model looks to be carried over to this new one.
I recently came across the manual toilet auger at Home Depot, in a seasonal promotional display. It’s currently advertised as a Father’s Day Savings deal only.
Happy Father’s Day, here’s a toilet snake?! It does look to be a handy tool to have. The M12 snake is great, but perhaps a bit much for most home users.