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M12 12-V Lithium-Ion Cordless Drain Snake Auger W/ (1) 1.5Ah Battery, 5/16 in. x 25 ft. Cable, Charger, & 5 Gal. Bucket

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  • Perfect for tough jobs through 2-1/2 in. drain lines
  • Compact professional grade drain auger weighs only 10 lbs.
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 125+ tools
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About This Product

The MILWAUKEE M12 Drain Snake is the most portable powered solution on the market. Running off of the M12 Battery Platform, the Drain Snake provides instant setup and power to run 25' of cable without bogging down, clearing up to 2-1/2" drain lines. Its unique, hybrid design provides users with 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.

Highlights

  • Lightest professional drain auger 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
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 125 plus tools
  • Includes: 2571-20 drain snake, 5/16 in. x 25 ft. inner core bulb head cable with inner drum, M12 red lithium compact battery pack, charger and 5 gal. drain snake storage bucket
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Product Information

Internet # 207005258

Model # 2571-21

Store SKU # 1002437692

Store SO SKU #1001778682

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 10.9 in, W 9.9 in, D 17 in

Dimensions

Cable diameter (in.)

1/3

Cable length (ft.)

25

Maximum pipe size cleared (in.)

2.5

Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)

1.25

Product Depth (in.)

17 in

Product Height (in.)

10.9 in

Product Width (in.)

9.9 in

Details

Auger Type

Other

Pack Size

1

Power Source

Battery

Powered cable feed

No

Recommended Use

General Plumbing, Shower, Sink, Toilet

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Winding drum

Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty: 5 Year Tool, 2 Year Battery, 2 Year Cable

Questions & Answers

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Q:How can you determine how much of the snake is deployed?
by|Nov 4, 2021
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Q:How much does it weigh with the battery? And how long does it take to fully charge the battery? Thank you.
by|Aug 10, 2021
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A:  Great buy may not always need it but comes in handy better than renting one plus you can loan it to family and friends

by|Nov 17, 2021

    A:  Hello , thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We have looked into your question and have found the weight of the item to be 16 lbs. with he battery. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

    by|Oct 22, 2022
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      Q:Can additional cable be added to the existing 25ft that comes with the machine?
      by|Feb 7, 2021
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      A:  Hi there! An additional cable cannot be added to our M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Auger Snake Drain Cleaning Kit (2571-21). We suggest checking out our M18 FUEL™ SWITCH PACK™ Sectional Drum Machine (2775-211). This product features a tool-free drum connection, which allows you to quickly switch between cable sizes or add a second drum, allowing you to reach 100' down the line.

      by|Feb 8, 2021
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        Q:Which do you prefer? This m12 snake or the m18 version? Why?
        by|Nov 22, 2020
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        A:  I’m really happy with the m12. It has amazing run time even on a small battery. Great price too Hope this helps.

        by|Nov 26, 2020

        A:  I think the best way to look at it is by asking what other tools you have that could share the same battery. That way you can always have a charged battery.

        by|Jan 4, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5

          • 4.2 out of 156 reviews
          • 85% recommend this product
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          I manage a small casual restaurant, so I'm basically an on-call plumber whenever one of our drain...
          I manage a small casual restaurant, so I'm basically an on-call plumber whenever one of our drains need unclogging. Bought the M12 Cordless Snake Drain to replace a cheap drain auger w/drill attachment that got kinked very badly and was a pain to use. I've used the Milwaukee for two drains already and it has been easy to use and cleared the clogs with ease. Cordless means quicker setup and no power cords running across the floor that could be a tripping hazard in the kitchen. Battery life is good (did two drains and only went down 1 LED light out of 4 LEDs, had plenty of power to snake more drains). The outer casing that covers the drum protects it from rubbing and slapping against drain pipes and parts of your body. The locking mechanism is easy to use (pull in to lock and pull out to unlock). The cable is a bit thicker which resists kinking and helps it fight through tough clogs. Best feature of this Snake Drain is how easily you can clean the cable and drum. You remove 4 screws and out pops the drum and cable together. Drum has a wide enough opening to pour hot water in to clean out all the drain sediment that could cause rust and corrosion on the cable. Quick, easy, and not too messy. Then you let it dry and spray some lubricant on the cable to prevent it from rusting. Should last awhile if the cable and drum are cleaned and maintained properly. Rather than going through one or two cheaper drain snakes every year in our kitchen, the Milwaukee Snake Drain will definitely lasts us for years.
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            8 found this review helpful
            Clogs have met their match!
            One of the many great aspects of the Milwaukee cordless line is that not only do they offer all of the standard tools that you'd expect - a ton of them, I might add - but also so many specialized ones, such as this drain snake, offering convenient solutions to specific tasks, for both the tradesman and homeowner alike. I didn't have any clogs that needed snaking right away, but I did let my plumbing buddy try it on a couple of service calls. He said that he found it to have plenty of power, and was really happy that he didn't have to worry about running an extension cord out across the floor in someone's nice home. He liked it so much, ran out and bought one shortly afterward. Odd to say, but I'm actually looking forward to having a clog at home here!
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            • Recommended
            8 found this review helpful
            Never using a hand snake again
            It's rare for me to get a powertool I don't think I'll use regularly. However, with a bad arm and fighting tough clogs with a hand snake I grabbed this the moment I saw it. The kit comes with everything you need to fight a tough clog. The unit itself, a float charger to keep the battery ready to go and a bucket to catch the extra water draining off the line when you're done. I charged it up and wasn't sure what to expect from the tool. Dropped the battery in, pulled the trigger and WOW it's torquey. It was hard to keep the thing from rotating! Speeds were selectable as with any drill and speed is selectable based on how hard you pull the trigger. To unlock the reel you push the plastic sleeve forward which lets you manually feed out the cord. When you find resistance, you pull it back to lock it in place and run the tool. Lucky for me, unfortunately for the review, I haven't had the need to use it yet. No family or friends have needed it and our plumbing is still clog free. However, when I do get the chance I have no doubts this will cut through the clogs with ease
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            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            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.
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            • Recommended
            4 found this review helpful
            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!
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            • Recommended
            9 found this review helpful
            Quality where it counts
            Saved me a bunch of money on a plumber; life saver
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            • Recommended
            flawlessly
            Easy and quick to drain the tub. A lot easier than the manual snake.
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              • Recommended
              Easy to use
              Nice handheld snake. Easy to use. Nice and lightweight
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              • Recommended
              It couldn't reach and unclog a clog I bought it for. I tried to return it but apparently I can't cause I used it so now I'm stuck with it. The m18 that I upgraded to is great though
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              Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 2, 2024
              Hi there, we appreciate your feedback on your M12 Cordless Drain Sanke Auger, and we will be sure to pass it along to our team. If you have any additional feedback or need assistance, please reach out to us at social.media@milwaukeetool.com. Thank you! - Milwaukee Tool Social Team
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