Super-Vee® - General Pipe Cleaners

The Super-Vee offers you a complete system for cleaning drain lines through 3″ in diameter. With a variety of cables, cutters, and accessories available, you have the right combination for any clogged drain problem.

The Super-Vee is built to clear clogged drains for a decade or more. And our Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system is one reason why. It helps carry the weight of the drum, significantly reducing wear on the motor shaft bearing and extending the life of the tool. Of course, the cables are Flexicore® – with an integral wire rope center. Nobody makes cables like General.


  • For sinks, tubs and laundry drains
  • Slide-Action™ chuck built into grip shield
  • Automatically adjusts to different cable diameters
  • Quick-change cartridge makes switching cables clean and easy
  • Unique Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system for longer tool life.
  • Holds 50 ft. of 1/4″ or 5/16″, or 35 ft. of 3/8″ Flexicore® cable.
  • Flexicore wire rope center cables have unequalled strength yet the right amount of flexibility.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Slide Action Chuck

With a quick movement of the Grip Shield, you release or engage the cable – without the need for a chuck, and with automatic adjustment for different cable diameters. As a result, you get your cable into the line faster, pull it out faster, and have full control at all times. Because the Slide Action Chuck is linked to the Grip Shield, handling is easy and comfortable.


  1. Slide Grip Shield FORWARD to release cable.
  2. Pull Cable out of drum. Slide Grip Shield BACK to grip cable.
  3. Run cable into line and repeat. It’s that quick!
Super-Vee® drain chuck cutaway

Slide Action Chuck and Cartridge Refill Cables


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 Cable

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


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.


Down Head Fitting

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

Closet Auger Attachment

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

Carrying Case

Carrying Case (Catalog #MCC) For Super-Vee, Power-Vee and Handylectric.


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.

The Handy Stand


Save your arms and make drain cleaning easier with General’s new
Uni-Stand! It securely supports your hand-held drain cleaner when you’re working in tight spaces like under sinks and kitchen cabinets. Just slide the adjustable clamp around the motor housing – and lock it into place for safe, solid support. Adjust the length of the Uni-Stand leg to the height desired. Then rock your machine back and forth as you feed the cable into the line.

Uni-Stand snuggly fits General’s popular Super-Vee®, Power-Vee®, and Handylectric® hand-held drain cleaners. All three are ideal for unclogging small diameter lines in sinks, tubs, and laundry drains. Uni-Stand works with many competitive machines, too!

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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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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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Cutter Set


Arrow Head Starting Drill
Starting Drill (Gets water flowing)


Boring Gimlet
For removing loose objects


Down Head Boring Drill
For removing loose objects
(Goes down waste, not up stack)


Flexible Spring Arrow Head Cutter Starting Drill (For sharp turns and small lines)

1-1/4 SCB

1-1/4" Side Cutter Blade (2-piece set)
For cutting and scraping

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Super-Vee Units - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
100030 SV-A-WC

Super-Vee with carrying case, 25HE1 (25 ft. x 1/4″), 25HE2 (25 ft. x 3/8″) cables, HECS cutter set and cartridges.

31 lbs
100050 SV-B-WC

Super-Vee with carrying case, 25HE1 (25 ft. x 1/4″), 35HE2 (35 ft. x 3/8″) cables, HECS cutter set and cartridges.

34 lbs
100070 SV-C-WC

Super-Vee with carrying case, 50HE1 (50 ft. x 1/4″), 35HE2 (35 ft. x 3/8″) cables, HECS cutter set and cartridges.

38 lbs
100080 SV-D

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

14 lbs
100090 SV-D-WC

Super-Vee with carrying case and 25HE1-A (25 ft. x 5/16″) cable.

25 lbs
100120 SV-F

Super-Vee with 25HE1 (25 ft. x 1/4″) cable.

13 lbs
100130 SV-F-WC

Super-Vee with carrying case and 25HE1 (25 ft. x 1/4″) cable.

24 lbs

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

Replacement Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
120010 25HE1

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

4 lbs
120020 50HE1

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

8 lbs
120030 25HE1-DH

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

5 lbs
120040 50HE1-DH

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

9 lbs
120050 25HE1-DDH

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

5 lbs
120060 50HE1-DDH

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

9 lbs
120070 25HE1A

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

6 lbs
120080 50HE1A

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

12 lbs
120090 25HE1-A-DH

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

6 lbs
120100 50HE1-A-DH

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

12 lbs
120110 25HE1-AC

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

6 lbs
120130 50HE1-AC

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

12 lbs
120160 25HE2

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

7 lbs
120170 35HE2

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

10 lbs

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
133010 MCC

Carrying Case

9 lbs
133030 HST


6 lbs
133020 CAA

Closet Auger Attachment

1 lb
141300 SV-25

Cable Grippers

136090 SV-31-3

Trigger Switch for Skil #6355-GWS

136100 SV-31-V-S

Trigger Switch for Skil #81596

128800 1CG

1” ClogChopper

1 lb
128810 1-1/2CG

1-1/2” ClogChopper

1 lb
128820 2CG

2” ClogChopper

1 lb
440120 SOQ

1 Quart Snake-Oil Classic

2 lbs
440150 SOG

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Classic

7.5 lbs


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

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

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

Cable Cartridges:
Light weight, impact resistant plastic.

Slide Action Chuck:
Grip shield moves back to engage cable, forward to release it.
Automatically adjusts for different diameter cables.

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