Model # 2571-20

Internet #207005257

Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Drain Snake (Tool-Only)


M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Drain Snake (Tool-Only)

  • M12 system features 100+ tools
  • Compact and light design
  • Benefits of handheld and floor cleaners
$24145 /each
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Product Overview

The M12 Drain Snake is the ultimate service plumbing solution for tough jobs through 2-1/2 in. drain lines; and weighing only 10 lbs., it’s the lightest professional drain cleaner on the market. It’s unique, hybrid design provides the benefits of both handheld and floor based drain cleaners in one machine. The tool’s fixed drum shield with flat base protects users and fixtures while providing maximum tool support for easy cable feed. Plumbers, Facility Maintenance, and Property Managers will eliminate setup time when they switch from their corded drain cleaning machines to the M12 Drain Snake. Powered by REDLITHIUM Battery Pack which delivers more work per charge and more work over pack life than the competitors. REDLINK Intelligence provides optimized performance and overload protection against abusive situations.

  • Lightest professional drain line machine
  • Hybrid design: provides benefits of both handheld and floor based drain cleaners in 1 machine
  • Drum shield: protects user and fixture during use
  • Removable inner drum: helps prevent cable bind up and contains mess inside the drum
  • Slide action cable lock mechanism
  • LED light: illuminates work area underneath sink and other dark spaces
  • Includes: 2571-20 drain snake, 5/16 in. x 25 ft. inner core bulb head cable with inner drum, and 5 Gal. drain snake storage bucket, battery and charger sold separately
  • Compatible batteries: 48-11-2401; 48-11-2402; 48-11-2420; 48-11-2440
  • Compatible chargers: 48-59-2401; 48-59-1204; 48-59-1807; 48-59-1812; 48-59-1808; 2510-20



Assembled Depth (in.)
17 in
Assembled Height (in.)
10.9 in
Assembled Width (in.)
9.9 in
Cable diameter (in.)
Cable length (ft.)
Maximum pipe size cleared (in.)
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)


Auger Type
Power Source
Powered cable feed
Winding drum

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Warranty (Tool), 2 Year Warranty (Cable)

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does it come with the bucket

Asked by: Louie
yes with its own red milwaukee bucket
Answered by: Sandy
Date published: 2016-07-06

Does this auto feed?

Asked by: plumber1
It is a manual feed
Answered by: Sandy
Date published: 2016-07-06

Is this drill a varialble speed drive on the switch ???

Is this drill a varialble speed drive on the switch ???
Asked by: Terry
yes, 0 - 500 RPM
Answered by: MilwaukeeElectric
Date published: 2017-06-20

Available in store when

Asked by: Wong
This product is now available in stores.
Answered by: MilwaukeeElectric
Date published: 2017-06-24
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Customer Reviews

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Drain Snake (Tool-Only) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 12.volt drain rodder Did work ok on newer house but on an older house it didn't have the power to get thru the older fittings
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not very heavy duty ... Not very heavy duty
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works.... It works.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use, Works Great This drain snake is a great invention. Being cordless and lightweight makes it easy to use and convenient. Perfect for clogs in the household drain lines. We got the M12 starter kit that includes a 2.0ah battery and charger. I had a clog in my outside sink. This drain snake went through it with no problem. I like the bucket to place the expended snake line in for transport. The snake line feeds out easily and the brake is easy to apply while the tool is operating. Be sure to thoroughly clean the snake line. Spray the snake line with a rust preventive, such as WD40 to keep the line from rusting. Soaking a rag with the rust preventative and applying works best. Great tool by Milwaukee!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Drain Snake This is a great snake drain to have in the home for stubborn clogs. It is very lightweight and easy to transport. It comes with its own five gallon bucket for storage and transporting. The snake is cordless and runs on a redlithium ion battery that is of course rechargeable. Ther is also a drum shield feature that protects your fixtures from getting bumped and scratched when using the snake.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Drain Digger For knocking the stuff out of the bathroom drain or the kitchen sink this is the perfect tool. The auger is attached to the Milwaukee M-12 system drill giving you all the power you need to operate the auger. The protective shield that covers the auger is lockable with just a simple turn of the wrist. Any of the M-12 batteries work on the auger so you can drill then turn around and take the battery and plug it in to the auger. The auger comes with its own bucket for storage as with all M-12 drills and tools the speed is adjustable so you can go slow or fast depending on the conditions you are working under. For its size it is a effective tool for busting open those stubborn clogs in the drain system of the house.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from its good its good
Date published: 2016-11-23
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