Power-Vee® - General Pipe Cleaners

Clearing clogged sink, tub and laundry drains is easier for your rental customers with the Power-Vee drain cleaning machine with automatic feed. We’ve miniaturized our big machine power cable feed and put it on the Super-Vee to give you feeding speed and convenience you haven’t seen before in a hand-held power drain cleaner.

In tight or awkward places, the Power-Vee is like having an extra hand.

It’s a real labor-saver in tight or awkward places. It’s like having an extra hand. To feed the cable just start the Power-Vee and squeeze the feed lever; to retract it, reverse the motor and squeeze the lever. The feed handles 1/4″, 5/16″ and 3/8″ cables. No adjustment, disassembly, or additional parts required.

Quick Change Cable Cartridges make it easy to switch to different diameter drain cables. You just loosen three screws, pull the front of the drum off and load another cartridge. Changing takes less than a minute and turns what could be a messy job into a clean one. The machine holds 50 ft. of 1/4” or 5/16”, or 35 ft. of 3/8” Flexicore cables.

The Power-Vee also comes with the new Band-It™ splashguard to minimize excess water spray from the spinning drum.

Our Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system helps carry the weight of the drum, significantly reducing wear on the motor shaft bearing and extending the life of the tool. Also adding to the Power-Vee’s durability is the heavy-gauge stamped aluminum drum. Of course the cables are Flexicore® – with an integral wire rope center. Nobody makes cables like General.

Features

  • For sinks, tubs and laundry drains.
  • Automatic feed feature feeds and retrieves cable at 16 ft./min.
  • Quick-change cartridge makes switching cables clean and easy.
  • Unique Dyna-thrust™ bearing system for longer tool life.
  • Band-It™ splashguard minimizes excess water spray from the spinning drum.
  • Holds 50 ft. of 1/4″ or 5/16″, or 35 ft. of 3/8″ Flexicore®
  • Flexicore wire rope center cables have unequalled strength yet the right amount of flexibility.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Cartridge Refill

To switch to a different diameter cable (or even connect two 3/8” cables together), you just loosen three screws, pull the front of the drum off the cable, and load another cartridge. Changing takes less than a minute and turns what could be a messy job into a clean one. The tough plastic cartridges are so inexpensive, you’ll probably want to store all of your cables in them.

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.

Options

Handy-Stand™

The rugged Handy-Stand turns General’s popular and reliable hand-held drain cleaners into practical countertop or floor machines. Ergonomically balanced for maximum stability, the lightweight portable Handy-Stand fits the Super-Vee®, Power-Vee®, and Handylectric®, All three models are ideal for unclogging sinks, tubs, and laundry drains.

The convenient Handy-Stand makes it easier for you to carry your hand-held machine to and from the jobsite. The lift handle doubles as a spare cartridge holder and protects your machine from damage. On the job, the Handy-Stand can be positioned either horizontally or vertically for maximum flexibility.

DHF
All-purpose Down Head Fitting can be used with all standard HECS cutters.

CAA 
Closet Auger Attachment Guides 1/4″ or 5/16″ cable into bowl.

MCC
Carrying Case For Super-Vee, Power-Vee and Handylectric

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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ClogChopper®

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

AH

Starting drill (Gets water flowing)

BG

Boring Gimlet
For removing loose objects

DHBG

For removing loose objects
(Goes down waste, not up stack)

FAH

Starting Drill (For sharp turns in small lines)

1-1/4 SCB

For cutting and scraping

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Power-Vee Units for the Rental Industry - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
101965 R-PV-D

Power-Vee with 25HE1-A-DH (25 ft. x 5/16″) cable.

16 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
101930 HS-R-PV-D

Power-Vee with Handy-Stand and 25HE1-A-DH (25 ft. x 5/16″) cable.

36 lbs
WHERE TO BUY

Cutter Set

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
130010 HECS

Hanylectric Cutter Set (Includes Arrow head, Flexible Arrow Head, 1-1/4″ Side Cutter Blade, Boring Gimlet, & Down Head Boring Gimlet)

0.5 lbs
WHERE TO BUY

Replacement Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
120010 25HE1

Flexicore Cable, 1/4″ x 25 ft. with EL Basin Head

4 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120020 50HE1

Flexicore Cable, 1/4″ x 50 ft. with EL Basin Head

8 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120030 25HE1-DH

Flexicore Cable, 1/4″ x 25 ft. with Down Head

5 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120040 50HE1-DH

Flexicore Cable, 1/4″ x 50 ft. with Down Head

9 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120070 25HE1A

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 25 ft. with EL Basin Head

6 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120080 50HE1A

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 50 ft. with EL Basin Head

12 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120090 25HE1-A-DH

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 25 ft. with Down Head

6 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120100 50HE1-A-DH

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 50 ft. with Down Head

12 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120110 25HE1-AC

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 25 ft. with Female Connector

6 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120130 50HE1-AC

Flexicore Cable, 5/16″ x 50 ft. with Female Connector

12 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120160 25HE2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 25 ft. with Female Connector

7 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
120170 35HE2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 35 ft. with Female Connector

10 lbs
WHERE TO BUY

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
140840 BNDT

Band-It™ Splashguard

WHERE TO BUY
133010 MCC

Carrying Case

9 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
133030 HST

Handy-Stand

6 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
141992 PV-703-2

Set of Feed Roller Assemblies for Power-Vee

WHERE TO BUY
136090 PV-31-3

Trigger Switch for Skil #6355-GWS

WHERE TO BUY
128800 1CG

1” ClogChopper

1 lb
WHERE TO BUY
128810 1-1/2CG

1-1/2” ClogChopper

1 lb
WHERE TO BUY
128820 2CG

2” ClogChopper

1 lb
WHERE TO BUY
440120 SOQ

1 Quart Snake-Oil Classic

2 lbs
WHERE TO BUY
440150 SOG

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Classic

7.5 lbs
WHERE TO BUY

Specifications

Motor: 
All ball-bearing, double-insulated, reversible motor with variable speed control; 0 – 500 rpm.

Drum:
Heavy gauge stamped aluminum with inner drum to prevent cable tangling.

Capacity:
50 ft. of 1/4″ or 5/16″ cable; 35 ft. of 3/8″ cable. All cables are left hand wound and reinforced with a wire rope center.

Cutter Set:
Arrow Head, Boring Gimlet, Down Head Boring Gimlet, 1-1/4″ Side Cutter Blade, Flexible Arrow Head Cutter.

Cable Cartridges:
Light weight, impact resistant plastic.

Power Feed:
Feeds 3/8″ cable at 16 feet per minute.

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