Flexi-Rooter® - General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners redefines high-speed, flexi-shaft technology with the new Flexi-Rooter® 100 drain cleaner – the next-generation flexible-shaft machine! We’ve added an integral motor, stronger rod and unique ClogChopper cutters to a durable metal, easily maneuverable frame.

General’s stronger, stiffer rod is flexible enough to get though 2” lines, yet strong enough to cut roots in 4” drain lines up to 75 feet down the line. It’s powered by an integral variable speed motor that lets you adjust the speed from zero to 2200 rpm. With the foot pedal you have both hands free to safely guide the rod into the line. You can use the Flexi-Rooter simultaneously with your sewer inspection camera system to pinpoint trouble spots in the line and instantly view your results.

General’s innovative, two-part cleaning array combines our unique ClogChopper® cutters with carbide-tipped chain cutters. ClogChoppers rip through tough stoppages with six self-sharpening blades that dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stubborn clogs. General couples the ClogChoppers to stainless steel and carbide-tipped chain cutters. Together, they make a formidable combination, capable of boring through tough stoppages and scale, shredding obstructions and scouring pipe walls clean.

The durable metal frame includes 10” wheels and folding handle to make it easier to get the machine smoothly to and from the job. A safety slip clutch helps protect the rod. But if you ever do get into trouble, the rod is field repairable.

What is Flex-Shaft Technology?

Flex-shaft technology is the next big thing in our industry. Flex-shaft machines utilize a swiftly rotating wire coil, much like a speedometer cable. The rod is safely protected inside a sheath so it’s easy to handle – no spinning drums.

Flexible shaft technology is faster and more thorough than traditional drain cleaners. The flexible rod spins more than 10 times faster than drum machines. At speeds of 2000 RPM or more, the chain cutters quickly grind up stoppages and scour the walls of the pipe. And you can use your camera system to give it pinpoint accuracy.

General’s new Flexi-Rooter drain cleaner with flex-shaft technology is the next generation in flex-shaft technology.

Questions? Call the Drain Brains at 800-245-6200, or click Live Chat for more information on flexible shaft drain cleaners.

Flexi-Rooter Features

  • Integral variable speed motor – from zero to 2200 RPM.
  • Stronger, stiffer rod and durable sheath.
  • Flexible enough to clear 2” lines, yet strong enough to cut roots in 4” lines.
  • Clears lines up to 75 feet long.
  • Two-part cleaning array combines ClogChopper® with carbide-tipped chain cutters.
  • Foot pedal frees hands to guide the rod.
  • Allows you to simultaneously clear stoppages and inspect results.
  • Durable metal frame includes 10” wheels and folding handle.
  • Safety slip clutch helps protect the rod.
  • Rod is field repairable.
  • Made in USA.

ClogChopper® with Carbide-Topped Chain Cutter

General’s innovative, two-part cleaning array combines the unique ClogChopper® with Carbide-Tipped Chain Cutters to make a formidable combination. ClogChoppers rip through tough stoppages with six self-sharpening blades that dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stubborn clogs. The spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps. Together, they are capable of boring through tough stoppages and scale, shredding obstructions and scouring pipe walls clean.

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Flexi-Rooter Units

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
107570 FR100-A

Includes FR100, 50’ x 5/16” Rod, Sheath and Coupler (50FR1A) and FR100-CS Cutter Set

68 lbs
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107580 FR100-B

Same as FR100-A, plus 25’ x 5/16” Rod Extension (25FR1A)

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Flexi-Rooter Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
106700 50FR1A

50’ x 5/16” Rod, Sheath and Coupler

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106770 25FR1A

25’ x 5/16” Rod Extension with Sheath and Coupler

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106780 FR100-CS

Flexi-Rooter 100 Cutter Set for 5/16” Rod, includes FR-2CK, FR-3-4CCK, and FR-1-1/2CG.

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106710 FR-2CK

2” Stainless Steel Chain Cutter for 5/16” Rod

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106720 FR-3-4CCK

3” – 4” Carbide Chain Cutter for 5/16” Rod

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106900 FR-1-1/2CG

1-1/2 ClogChopper Cutter For 5/16” Rod

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Specifications

Weight:
68 lbs. (31 Kg) with 50 ft. x 516” rod.

Dimensions:
27″ deep x 17″ wide x 42″ high. 31” high with handle folded down.
(69 cm x 43 cm x 107 cm) (79 cm)

Frame and Drum:
Heavy gauge steel plate and square tubing. Powder coated.

Range/Capacity:
Clears 2” to 4” lines up to 75 ft. long. Drum holds 50 ft. of 5/16” Rod. Optional 25 ft. extensions attached the rod coupling.

Flexible Rod:
Flexible rod is a swiftly rotating wire coil, much like a speedometer cable. The rod is safely protected inside a sheath so it’s easy to handle. Available is 25 ft. and 50 ft. x 5/16” lengths.

Cutters:
FR100-CS Cuter Set consists of 2” Stainless Steel Chain Cutter for 5/16” rod. (FR100-2CK), 3” – 4” Stainless steel carbide tipped chain cutter for 5/16” rod. (FR100-3-4CCK), 1-1/2” ClogChopper for 5/16” rod. (FR-1-1/2CG)

Motor:
Double-insulated, reversible 4-amp motor with variable speed control.

Load Speed:
0 -2200 rpm.

Foot Pedal:
Pneumatic, with no electrical contact between pedal and motor.
Power Cord:
20 foot 3-wire. in-line ground fault circuit interrupter.

Safety Slip Clutch:
An adjustable spring-loaded clutch protects rod from damage.

Wheels:
10” semi-pneumatic tires with oilite bronze bushings. Passive brake.

Folding Handle:
Reduces storage space.

Leather Gloves:
With double-reinforced palm for hand protection when guiding rod.

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