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5/16 in. x 50 ft. Cable Drum Machine

  • Accu-balance steel frame construction provides durability
  • Use to clear 3/4 in. - 3 in. line up to 50 ft. deep
  • Compact size and light weight for easy storage and transportation
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Product Overview

Clear sinks, showers and tub drains with the BrassCraft 5/16 in. x 50 ft. Cable Drum Machine. Designed to clear clogs in 3/4 in. - 3 in. diameter pipes up to 50 ft. deep, this versatile tool is powered by a high-torque, fixed-speed drill motor and can be operated hands-free, thanks to its convenient pneumatic foot switch.
  • 5/16 in. x 50 ft. Agile Music Cable Wire allows quick and easy maneuvering around tight bends
  • Powered by a high-torque, 4 amp, double-insulated fixed-speed drill motor
  • Industrial-grade pneumatic foot switch for easy hands-free operation
  • Rugged 9 in. molded drum housing features a quick drum release
  • Includes a 4-piece cutter set (BC96299)
  • Replacement cable available (BC96106)
  • Made in USA
  • California residents

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Assembled Depth (in.)
16.0000 in
Assembled Height (in.)
20 in
Assembled Width (in.)
13 in
Cable diameter (in.)
Cable length (ft.)
Maximum pipe size cleared (in.)
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)


Auger Type
Power Source
Powered cable feed
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool
Winding drum

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


How much is it to rent that

Asked by Creeper February 22, 2021

i bout this . will not suggest to bye.

I need the attachment for my brass craft snake for drill

Asked by Ram January 24, 2021

Go to your local Home Depot ,they have all the attachments you need

Will a half inch size cable work on this machine? If not what is the largest cable that will and ...

Asked by Dan December 12, 2020

Hello, Dan, A 1/2" cable will not work on this machine. The maximum is the 5/16" x 50'. One would have to go to a larger machine for a larger size. If you have any further questions, please call BrassCraft Customer Support at 877-272-7755. Thank you, BrassCraft

How do I tighten the lock pin

Asked by Liyah December 6, 2020

Hi Liyah, Thank you for your question. We would require more information to determine the location of the lock pin on the machine. If it is the set screw that holds the tools in place at the end of the slotted end cable, you should be able to tighten the pan screw with a Phillips-head screwdriver while holding the square washer/nut in place with a wrench or plyers. If this does not resolve your issue, please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-277-7755 for further assistance. Thank you for the feedback.

Where can I buy a new motor for the machine

Asked by tootsie November 24, 2020

Name of the manufacturer is BrassCraft. Their part number for drill is 99323. Customer Service……856-241-7700

How big are the heads that attach? The cable is 5/16 in and the heads are ___?

Asked by Dave January 16, 2020

there are 4 heads one spiral about 5/8 of an inch wide, one spear about and inch across, one pipe cleaner about 3/4 of an inch, one pipe cleaner about 1 1/2 inches these are all widths as the lengths vary. small pipe cleaner went down an 1 1/2 inch line with way too many bends. large pipe cleaner and spear must be for 2 inch or maybe bigger

Can I buy a replacement cable?

Asked by Brokecable December 18, 2019

The FIRST THING you should do is buy either a 1/2" or 5/8" diameter cable. REMOVE original OEM cable, as a 5/16" cable WILL eventually KINK UP on you. Even with hair-like roots you DON"T EVEN KNOW YOU HAVE [if ANY trees are around the sewer line segment being augered]. I have a $278 PAPERWEIGHT from Brasscraft [until I replace the oem 5/16" ccable with at LEAST a 1/2" to 5/16" cable.] Brasscraft STUPIDILY assumes everyone SHOULD KNOW what, if anything, is within their sewer lines. NO ONE knows for sure WHAT, if anything is in their sewer lines UNLESS they first have a $500+ SEWER CAMERA assessment done. Idiots. Good luck if you OWN one of these .

Can this b used to unclog the washer pipe

Asked by Ruzz December 17, 2019

Ruzz - thank you for your question. The BC260 Cable Drum Machine is designed to clear sinks, showers and tub drains. With the 50 foot cable it can clear clogs from 3/4 in. - 3 in. diameter pipes. If you need further support with the machine, please contact one of our Customer Support Representatives at 877-272-7755 so we can assist you further.


Asked by Dennis November 27, 2019

Hello Dennis - We appreciate your question and would like to gather more information from you to best assist you. Please contact one of our Customer Support Team Members at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.

If the cable is out of the machine how to put it back

Asked by raulito October 25, 2019

As long as it is not kinked , pull it all the way out and manly feed it back into the drum and it should be fine. I replaced the cable one mine that way and it worked fine

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 345 reviews
  • 76% recommend this product
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I like having this available. I have a rental as well as own an older home which always seems to ...
I like having this available. I have a rental as well as own an older home which always seems to be getting backed up. We really need to replace the pipes, but this has saved me from having to call a plumber twice now. That alone has paid for the machine. I like the remote foot control as you really need to have both hands on the cable. I have made the mistake of underestimating the power of the machine with the 5/16” cable and have pinched my hand more than once. It does take a good pair of gloves, patience and arm strength to operate this safely. Even with that, I have twisted the cable so much it was unusable. Luckily, there are replacement cables available and changing them is very simple. The end of the cable is slotted so you can change the tips. I have done this to try to dislodge the blockage on both occasions. Overall, I am thankful that I made the decision to invest in this as it will continue to save me from hiring plumbers in the future.
by Roadrunner
Not worth it very high for the cheap quality product
In advertising they show speeding options but in reality there is no speeding option and the drill is very cheap quality and the drill can’t spin very well you can spin very well by your hand the drill may cost around $20 if you like buy just the drill everything els is fine just not enough power even this cable electric. Not worth it at all
by Sohail
Response from BrassCraft MfgJan 16, 2020
Hi Sohall -
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience with our Cable Drum Machine Auger. It is through feedback like yours that we are able to improve upon our products. We will address the issue with our quality department. If you have any other feedback or questions, please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
5 people found this helpful
It seems large enough to get the job done but you end up purchasing this product and also paying ...
It seems large enough to get the job done but you end up purchasing this product and also paying a plumber. You can not take it back after opening due to sanitary reasons so you are left with a very expensive item that does not get the job done.
by Tiffany
Response from BrassCraft MfgApr 22, 2019
Hello Tiffany -
We are very sorry to hear about the unsatisfactory performance of our cable drum machine. We would really appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience with the auger and to resolve the issue. Please contact one of our Customer Support Representatives toll-free at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
5 people found this helpful
Great for the price
Great for the price
by Tony
1 person found this helpful
This cable is amazing! It cleared up a clog we had had for months that we couldn't get rid of an...
This cable is amazing! It cleared up a clog we had had for months that we couldn't get rid of any other way! See picture
by Jennifer
5 people found this helpful
Very nice piece of equipment. Was initially concerned that the 5/16" cable would not be heavy eno...
Very nice piece of equipment. Was initially concerned that the 5/16" cable would not be heavy enough, but it turned out to be the perfect diameter for the kitchen sink line that seems to give us problems every six months or so, and we have to have someone out to snake it...until day. Since I couldn't get anyone to come out on Super Bowl Sunday, and having folks over to watch the game, thus needing the kitchen in working order, figured I'd give this machine a try, as it seemed very similar to what the plumbers were using whenever they decided to show up at their convenience, and having no other options...rental machines were all 1/2" cabled which was/is too big to make the sharp 90 degree down angle just inside the outside clean out, or too short with 25' x 1/4" small one that I had already tried running today with no success. It was nice that the machine was already to go right out of the box, and the instructions on the various four tips included , and their designed usages was an added plus. What I did come to realize, was that the reason the clog returned every six months or so, was because all of the previous "plumbers" had only used the straight, spring-looking, "boring head", basically designed to only open up a small hole in the clog, and act more as an sample retrieval tool to see what the clog consisted of, so the actual proper cleaning head can be sent through the line to remove the clog in its entirety. That is just what I did, ran the "inspection" tool to find out that the "grease cutter" would be the appropriate blade to run, ran the line again with right blade.....and it's draining better than it ever has in the four years we've lived in the home. The whole process took all of about 30-40 minutes, cleanup was a breeze, and I couldn't be happier with the machine, the supplied tips, the way it operates (the adjustable speed dial is nice, and very useful), and the results. Originally thought it was a little pricey, but considering what I've had to pay so-so "plumbers" and their cleanings in the past, and having to have them out repeatedly....as easy as this went, and as well as it worked; it now seems well worth the price. Thanks Brasscraft, and Home Depot.
by Mudd
Response from BrassCraft MfgMar 2, 2018
Hi Mudd - Thank you for the great review. We are pleased to hear this drain cleaning machine worked well for you! We hope you choose BrassCraft products for your next project.
12 people found this helpful
BrassCraft BC260 Light Duty
I'm a home repair specialist and on occasion I moonlight as a home emergency responder. Where my clients used to pay outrageous rates for a plumbing company to come out to clean out their clogs and trouble shoot their plumbing, they call me. As another review stated, this snake is light duty and will perform well for most clogs locally found in your system. If you are going to venture into clearing a main ... well, this tool is not designed to deal with it or heavy root problem. Stay away or work slow and patiently if, there's no other choice. Don't destroy your investment or frustrate yourself by using this unit irresponsibly. As for the good stuff, if you're a homeowner, you're going to love this toy. It has a good design, its light in weight, it comes with all the tips you will ever need and will last you, if you take care of it. As always, if you run into something you're not sure about, call in support.
by Bitterman
93 people found this helpful
Easy assembly..light weight...effective
Easy assembly..light weight...effective
by Jp104
by HomeDepotCustomer
no power !!!
I bought this thing and its not worth the price what so ever . It doesnt have enough power to rotate the cable . This thing cant clear any size pipe save your money !!!!!
by Jamestheplumber
Response from BrassCraft MfgApr 28, 2021
Hello Jamestheplumber
We are sorry to hear of your experience with our cable drum machine . We would like to help you resolve your problem. Please call one of our Customer Service Representatives toll-free at 877-272-7755. Thank you for letting us know. We look forward to assisting you.
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