Maxi-Rooter® - General Pipe Cleaners

Look at the portability that goes with that power and capacity. The Maxi-Rooter rolls on 10″ ball bearing semi- pneumatic wheels and has V-belt stair climbers for easier transport up and down stairs.

A truck loading wheel mounted on the handle is almost like having another person helping you when you lift the machine into a truck. In addition, we’ve made it easy for you to remove the drum if you should want to transport the Maxi-Rooter in two parts.

Another important help to you is a see-through inner drum cage so you can tell how much cable is in the drum. For electrical safety, the foot pedal is air actuated, eliminating electrical contact between pedal and motor. Equally important, a ground fault circuit interrupter senses current leakage and will shut down the machine before an operator suffers an electric shock



  • Clears roots and heavy stoppages in 3” to 10” lines.
  • Holds 125 ft. of 3/4″ and 150 ft. of 5/8″ Flexicore®
  • Inner drum cage prevents cable tangling.
  • Variable speed Power Cable Feed drives or retrieves cable at up to 20 ft./min.
  • Rides on 10″ heavy duty ball bearing semi-pneumatic tires.
  • Includes stair climbers, truck loading wheel, and built-in tool box.
  • Powerful 3/4 hp motor drive cable up to 200 ft. down the line.
  • Flexicore wire rope center cables have unequalled strength yet the right amount of flexibility.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Power Cable Feed

Maxi-Rooter’s power cable feed not only drives the cable into the line but has the pulling power to retract it, even on long, tough runs. Without reversing the cable rotation, you instantly can alter feeding speed to match the resistance in the line. Chew into stoppages as slowly as one inch per minute and retract the cable as quickly as twenty feet per minute.


The Maxi-Rooter has a surprisingly slim 23″ profile that lets you work in some very tight spots. You can get the machine through just about any door you’re likely to run into with room to spare.

Lift Handles

For easy truck loading, tip the Maxi-Rooter on its loading wheel, then lift and slide into truck using the lift handle on front leg of machine.

Convenient Tool Box

A tool box large enough to hold a set of cutting heads and some tools built into the back of the Maxi-Rooter.

Flexicore®Patent Nos.
2,244,735 and 2,849,870


Flexicore® Cable

Heavy gauge wire is coiled around 49 strand wire rope and then heat treated. This cable has unequalled strength and the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough, it has a one year warranty against defect or breakage.


Snake-Oil Classic

A great way to extend the life of drain cleaning tools & equipment

Snake-Oil Classic™ preserves and protects sewer cables against rust and corrosion. It’s better than common lubricants because its special rust inhibitor cuts through moisture and replaces it with a rust-resistant coating. You’ll significantly extend the life of your cables and sewer machine, including the drum, bearings and power cable feed rollers. Snake Oil Classic also includes a deodorizer to give equipment a fresh, clean smell. Available in quarts or gallons.

Snake-Oil Classic SDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

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General Pipe Cleaners’ Quick-Fix™ let’s you quickly repair broken drain snakes in the field. The unique Quick-Fix let’s you continue working and finish the job without having to go back to your shop to repair or replace a broken cable. The Quick-Fix is available in 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, and 3/4” sizes with female or male connectors.

The specially designed spring with a pre-welded female connecter is easy to attach in the field. Prepare your broken snake by cutting off the damaged or kinked end of the cable with bolt cutters or a hack saw. Then simply thread the Quick-Fix over the broken snake. No welder is required! All you need are vice-grips or a pair of pliers. Once it’s on, the Quick-Fix holds on so tightly that it simply cannot be removed, even if you wanted to.

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Rip through tough stoppages with the unique ClogChopper® multi-function cutting tools. Six self-sharpening blades dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stoppages, scale, and crystallized urine, without risking pipe damage.

The spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps, thoroughly and safely cleaning metal, plastic, and clay pipes. As it spins it also self-sharpens as it scrapes along the pipe walls. It’s excellent for clearing stacks, downspouts, mains, as well as for drain lining jobs.

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Cutter Set


Spear Head Starting Drill
Starting drill (gets water flowing)


3" & 4" Side Cutter Blades
For cutting and scraping


2" U-Cutter
for cutting and scraping


3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade
For roots and other stoppages


4" Rotary Saw Blades
For roots and other stoppages


Large Retrieving Tool
For removing loose objects and broken cables


26" Flexible Leader
Helps cable get around tight bends and traps

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Maxi-Rooter Units - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
106160 P-MX-A

Maxi-Rooter with 100EM5 (100 ft. x 3/4”) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and SRCS Cutter Set

268 lbs
106170 P-MX-B

Maxi-Rooter with 100EM4 (100 ft. x 5/8”) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and SRCS Cutter Set

243 lbs
106190 P-MX-D

Maxi-Rooter with 100EM5 (100 ft. x 3/4”) and 25EM5 (25 x 3/4″) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and SRCS Cutter Set

293 lbs
106200 P-MX-E

Maxi-Rooter with 100EM4 (100 ft. x 5/8”) and 50EM4 (50 ft. x 5/8”) Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and SRCS Cutter Set

288 lbs

Cutter Set

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
130040 SRCS

Senior Cutter Set (Includes Spear Head, 3″ & 4″ Side Cutter Blades, 2″ U-Cutter, 3″ Heavy Duty Saw Blade, 4″ Rotary Saw Blade, Large Retieving Tool and 26″ Flexible Leader)

6.5 lbs

Replacement Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
122050 25EM5

Flexicore Cable, 3/4″ x 25 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

25 lbs
122060 50EM5

Flexicore Cable, 3/4″ x 50 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

51 lbs
122070 75EM5

Flexicore Cable, 3/4″ x 75 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

74 lbs
122080 100EM5

Flexicore Cable, 3/4″ x 100 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

101 lbs
122010 25EM4

Flexicore Cable, 5/8″ x 25 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

20 lbs
122030 50EM4

Flexicore Cable, 5/8″ x 50 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

41 lbs
122030 75EM4

Flexicore Cable, 5/8″ x 75 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

61 lbs
122040 100EM4

Flexicore Cable, 5/8″ x 100 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

80 lbs

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
175400 MX-401

Maxi-Rooter Drum

30 lbs
175600 PO-MX

Maxi-Rooter Power Cable Feed & Guide Tube

7 lbs
154630 MX-GT

Guide Tube for Maxi-Rooter (Cannot be used without Power Cable Feed)

5 lbs
146160 GTE

Guide Tube Extension

2 lbs
136070 MX-605-B

Foot Pedal with Hose

136080 MX-605-E

Power Switch Diaphragm

136130 MX-605-G

Reverse Switch

136000 GFI-20

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter with 20 ft. cord

2 lbs
130410 LG

Leather Gloves

1 lb
136110 PO-703

Set of feed rollers (3) for Power Cable Feed

128820 2CG

2” ClogChopper

1 lb
128830 2-1/2CG

2-1/2” ClogChopper

1 lb
128880 3CG

3” ClogChopper

2 lbs
128890 4CG

4” ClogChopper

3 lbs
130860 5/8QF

5/8” Quick-Fix

1 lb
130870 3/4QF

3/4” Quick-Fix

1 lb
440120 SOQ

1 Quart Snake-Oil Classic

2 lbs
440150 SOG

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Classic

7.5 lbs


146 lbs. (67kg) without cable.

27″ deep; 23″ wide; 42″ high (68 cm x 58 cm x 107 cm).

Capacity of 129 ft. (39m) of 3/4″ or 154 ft. (46m) of 5/8″ cable.
Includes 4 ft. of drum connecting cable.

3/4 hp heavy duty with capacitor start and forward-off-reverse switch;
20 ft. power cord with molded plug (3 wire 16 gauge) and ground fault circuit interrupter.

Load Speed:
160 rpm.

10” semi-pneumatic heavy duty with ball bearings.

Wheel Brake:
Locks machine in place on the job.

Foot Switch:
Pneumatic with no electrical contact between pedal and motor.

Power Cable Feed:
Variable speed feed drives and retracts cable at 0-20 ft. per minute.

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

Cutter Set:
26″ Flexible Leader, Spear Head, 2″ U-Cutter, 3″ Side Cutter Blade, 4″ Side Cutter Blade, 3″ Heavy Duty Saw Blade, 4″ Rotary Saw Blade, and Large Retrieving Tool.

3/4″ diameter for 4-10″ lines and 3″ lines without sharp bends. 5/8″ diameter for 3-6″ lines.

Cable Guide Tube:
Adds safety when you can’t get machine close to drain opening. 5 ft. extension attaches to cable guide tube.

Truck Loading Wheel:
Makes it easier to lift machine onto bed of truck.

Tool Box:
Can hold a full cutter set, except for leader.

Stair Climbers:
V-Belts running on nylon rollers.

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