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Cutter Heads For Drain Cleaning Tools
by General Wire

For all the different ways drains and sewer pipes can get clogged, there is a cutter head to clear it. We are pleased to offer a great selection of drain cleaning cutter heads from one of the industry's finest - General Wire. Whether you have a stoppage that is made of loose items, roots, or other debris, there is a cutter for every situation. Made of durable hardened steel, the various cutter heads are designed for simple to difficult stoppages, and are a great solution for some of the more difficult clogs you might come across. All cutter heads on this page are interchangeable with small, medium, and large drain rooter models. Made from a high quality alloy steel these cutter heads are easy to install.

Cutter Heads For 3/8" Flexicor® Drum Cables

Starter Guide

GW starter guide #SG
Features:
  • Model #SG
  • Guides cable aeay from trap
  • Can be positioned in pipe by hooking wire into hole in the guide

Starter Guide = $47.48

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Arrow Head

GW Arrow Head
Features:
  • Model #AH
  • Used to start to get the water flowing
  • Also included in the HECS cutter set listed below
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Arrow Head = $8.31

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Boring Gimlet

GW Boring Gimlet
Features:
  • Model #BG
  • Used for removing loose objects
  • Typically used after the Arrow Head listed above
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Boring Gimlet = $9.36

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Flexible Arrow Head

GW Flexible Arrow Head
Features:
  • Model #FAH
  • Helps get the water moving when starting a drill
  • Used for sharp corners in small lines
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

Flexible Arrow Head = $11.83

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Down Head Boring Gimlet

GW Down Head Boring Gimlet
Features:
  • Model #DHBG
  • Used for removing loose objects in stubborn lines
  • Goes down the waste, not up the stack
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

DH Boring Gimlet = $11.36

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Down Head Fitting

GW Down Head Fitting
Features:
  • Model #DHF
  • Converts standard cutter to a downhead cutter
  • Designed to work with all standard Handylectic cutters
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Down Head Fitting = $11.79

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1-1/4" Side Cutter Blades

GW 1-1/4in side cutter blade
Features:
  • Model #1-1/4 SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping in smaller lines
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

Side Cutter Blades = $9.22

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1-1/2" U-Cutter

GW 1-1/2in u-cutter
Features:
  • Model #1-1/2 UC
  • Used for cutting and scraping in smaller lines
  • For 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Side Cutter Blades = $16.55

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Small Retrieving Tool

GW Small Retrieving Tool
Features:
  • Model #RTR-1
  • Used for removing loose objects and broken cables
  • For 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Small Retrieving Tool = $10.79

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1" Clog Chopper

GW 1in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #1CG
  • For use in pipes with 1" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 7/8" O.D.
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

1" Clog Chopper = $24.78

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1-1/2" Clog Chopper

GW 1-1/2in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #1-1/2CG
  • For use in pipes with 1-1/2" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 1-1/8" O.D.
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

1-1/2" Clog Chopper = $29.45

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Flexcore Cutter Set

GW Cutter Set
Features:
  • Model #HECS
  • Includes one of each - Arrow Head (AH), Boring Gimlet (BG), Down Head Boring Gimlet (DHBG), 1-1/4" Side Cutter (1-1/4SCB), and Flexible Arrow Head (FAH)
  • For 5/16" and 3/8" cables

Flexcore Cutter Set = $38.40

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Cutter Heads For 1/2" & 9/16" Flexicor® Drum Cables

Arrow Head

GW Arrow Head
Features:
  • Model #AH
  • Used to start to get the water flowing
  • Also included in the HECS cutter set listed below
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Arrow Head = $8.31

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Boring Gimlet

GW Boring Gimlet
Features:
  • Model #BG
  • Used for removing loose objects
  • Typically used after the Arrow Head listed above
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Boring Gimlet = $9.36

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Down Head Fitting

GW Down Head Fitting
Features:
  • Model #DHF
  • Converts standard cutter to a downhead cutter
  • Designed to work with all standard Handylectic cutters
  • For 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Down Head Fitting = $11.79

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2" Side Cutter Blades

GW 2in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #2SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" Side Cutter Blade = $9.21

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3" Side Cutter Blades

GW 4in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #3SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" Side Cutter Blade = $11.06

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4" Side Cutter Blades

GW 4in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #3SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" Side Cutter Blade = $11.07

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2" U-Cutter

GW 2in u-cutter
Features:
  • Model #2-UC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" U-Cutter = $17.96

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3" Rotary Saw Blades

GW 3in Rotary Saw Blades
Features:
  • Model #3RSB
  • Used for cutting roots and scraping pipe lining
  • For 1/2" and 9/16" cables

3" Rotary Saw Blades = $17.55

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4" Rotary Saw Blades

GW 4in Rotary Saw Blades
Features:
  • Model #4RSB
  • Used for cutting roots and scraping pipe lining
  • For 1/2" and 9/16" cables

4" Rotary Saw Blades = $19.06

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Small Retrieving Tool

GW Small Retrieving Tool
Features:
  • Model #RTR-1
  • Used for removing loose objects and broken cables
  • For 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

Small Retrieving Tool = $10.79

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2" Clog Chopper

GW 2in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #2CG
  • For use in pipes with 2" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 1-1/2" O.D.
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" Clog Chopper = $42.47

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2-1/2" Clog Chopper

GW 2-1/2in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #2-12CG
  • For use in pipes with 2-1/2" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 1-5/16" O.D.
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2-1/2" Clog Chopper = $56.25

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13" Flexible Leader

GW 13in Flexible Leader
Features:
  • Model #LE-1
  • Attach to 1/2" wire rope center snakes to go through p-traps and other close bends
  • For 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16" cables

13" Flexible Leader = $23.64

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Cup Type Male Connector

GW Cup Type Male Connector
Features:
  • Model #1/2MC
  • Sheath fits over cable for easier repairs
  • For 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" cables

Male Connector = $6.31

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Cup Type Female Connector

GW Cup Type Male Connector
Features:
  • Model #1/2FC
  • Sheath fits over cable for easier repairs
  • For 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" cables

Female Connector = $6.28

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Cutter Heads For 5/8" & 3/4" Flexicor® Drum Cables

Spear Head

GW Spear Head
Features:
  • Model #SHD
  • Starting drill (Gets water flowing)
  • For 5/8", and 3/4" cables

Spear Head = $11.54

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3" "Spider" Double U-Cutter

GW 3in Spider Double U-Cutter
Features:
  • Model #3DUC
  • For cutting and scraping going into and out of the pipe
  • For 5/8", and 3/4" cables

3" Double U-Cutter = $25.29

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4" "Spider" Double U-Cutter

GW 4in Spider Double U-Cutter
Features:
  • Model #4DUC
  • For cutting and scraping going into and out of the pipe
  • For 5/8", and 3/4" cables

4" Double U-Cutter = $27.55

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2" Side Cutter Blades

GW 2in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #2SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" Side Cutter Blade = $9.21

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3" Side Cutter Blades

GW 4in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #3SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" Side Cutter Blade = $11.06

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4" Side Cutter Blades

GW 4in Side Cutter Blade
Features:
  • Model #3SCB
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2" and 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" Side Cutter Blade = $11.07

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2" U-Cutter

GW 2in u-cutter
Features:
  • Model #2UC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" U-Cutter = $17.96

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3" U-Cutter

GW 3in u-cutter
Features:
  • Model #3UC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" U-Cutter = $18.83

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4" U-Cutter

GW 4in u-cutter
Features:
  • Model #4UC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" U-Cutter = $20.92

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3" Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 3in heavy duty side cutter
Features:
  • Model #3HDSC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" HD Side Cutter = $22.24

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4" Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 4in heavy duty side cutter
Features:
  • Model #4HDSC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" HD Side Cutter = $23.32

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Self-Adjusting Side Cutter

GW Self Adjusting side cutter
Features:
  • Model #4-6SAC
  • Self-Adjusts from 4" to 6"
  • Can pass through 4" pipe to reach and clean 6" pipe
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" to 6" Side Cutter = $21.96

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3" "Spider" Double Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 3in double heavy duty side cutter
Features:
  • Model #3DHDSC
  • Used for cutting and scraping going into and out of the pipe
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" HD Side Cutter = $32.48

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4" "Spider" Double Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 4in double heavy duty side cutter
Features:
  • Model #4DHDSC
  • Used for cutting and scraping going into and out of the pipe
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" HD Side Cutter = $32.19

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3" to 6" Heavy Duty Expansion Cutter

GW Self Adjusting side cutter
Features:
  • Model #3-6HDEC
  • Expands from 3" to 6"
  • Can pass through 3" pipe to reach and clean 6" pipe
  • Can be put through 4" p-traps
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

Expansion Cutter = $146.95

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3" Rotary Saw Blades

GW 3in Rotary Saw Blades
Features:
  • Model #3RSB
  • Used for cutting roots and other stoppages
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" Rotary Saw Blades = $17.55

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4" Rotary Saw Blades

GW 4in Rotary Saw Blades
Features:
  • Model #4RSB
  • Used for cutting roots and other stoppages
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" Rotary Saw Blades = $19.06

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Root Ripper

GW Root Ripper
Features:
  • Model #RP-2
  • Heavy spring screws into root mass, while front hook tears into stoppage
  • Passes through 4" P-traps
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

Root Ripper = $48.02

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3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade

GW 3in Heavy Duty Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #3-HDB
  • Used for roots and other stoppages
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" HD Saw Blade = $25.63

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4" Heavy Duty Saw Blade

GW 4in Heavy Duty Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #4-HDB
  • Used for roots and other stoppages
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" HD Saw Blade = $27.96

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6" Heavy Duty Saw Blade

GW 6in Heavy Duty Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #6-HDB
  • Used for roots and other stoppages
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

6" HD Saw Blade = $37.47

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2" Clog Chopper

GW 2in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #2CG
  • For use in pipes with 2" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 1-1/2" O.D.
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2" Clog Chopper = $42.47

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2-1/2" Clog Chopper

GW 2-1/2in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #2-12CG
  • For use in pipes with 2-1/2" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 1-5/16" O.D.
  • For 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" and 3/4" cables

2-1/2" Clog Chopper = $56.25

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3" Clog Chopper

GW 3in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #3CG
  • For use in pipes with 3" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 2-7/8" O.D.
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

3" Clog Chopper = $175.22

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4" Clog Chopper

GW 4in Clog Chopper
Features:
  • Model #4CG
  • For use in pipes with 4" inner diameter
  • Great for digging and removing, silt, sand, etc.
  • Approx. 3-1/2" O.D.
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

4" Clog Chopper = $233.22

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Large Retrieving Tool

GW 4in Large Retrieving Tool
Features:
  • Model #RTR-2
  • For removing loose objects and broken cables
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

Large Retrieving Tool = $25.76

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33" Flexible Leader

GW 33in Flexible Leader
Features:
  • Model #LE-2
  • Helps cable get around tight bends and p-traps
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

33" Flexible Leader = $41.59

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25" Flexible Leader

GW 25in Flexible Leader
Features:
  • Model #LE-3
  • Helps cable get around tight bends and p-traps
  • For 5/8" and 3/4" cables

25" Flexible Leader = $30.53

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Cutter Heads For 5/8" Sectional Cables

Retrieving Tool

GW Retrieving Tool
Features:
  • Model #R-RTR-1
  • For removing loose objects and broken cables
  • For 5/8" sectional cables

Retrieving Tool = $18.13

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Cutter Heads For 1-1/4" Sectional Cables

"G" prefix means connectors attached to cutters will fit General Wire® brand sectional cables
"L" prefix means connectors attached to cutters will fit Electric Eel® brand sectional cables

Spear Head

GW Spear Head
Features:
  • Model #G-SHD
  • Starting drill (gets water flowing)
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Spear Head = $18.41

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Spade Cutter

GW Spade Cutter
Features:
  • Model #G-SC
  • Wide blade with a sharp edge
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Spade Cutter = $22.50

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Flex-Spear

GW Flex-Spear
Features:
  • Model #G-FSH
  • Helps cable get around tight bends and traps
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Flex-Spear = $32.14

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Hook Auger

GW Hook Auger
Features:
  • Model #G-HA
  • For breaking up stoppages and retrieving broken cables
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Hook Auger = $21.51

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2" U-Cutter

GW 2in U-Cutter
Features:
  • Model #G-2UC
  • For cutting and scraping
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

2" U-Cutter = $24.72

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Root Ripper

GW Root Ripper
Features:
  • Model #G-RP-2
  • Heavy spring screws into root mass, while front hook tears into stoppages
  • Passes through 4" P-traps
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Root Ripper = $53.33

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3" Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 3in Heavy Duty Side Cutter
Features:
  • Model #G-3HDSC
  • li>Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

3" HD Side Cutter = $28.00

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4" Heavy Duty Side Cutter

GW 4in heavy duty side cutter
Features:
  • Model #G-4HDSC
  • Used for cutting and scraping
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

4" HD Side Cutter = $30.31

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Retrieving Tool

GW Retrieving Tool
Features:
  • Model #G-RTR-2
  • For removing loose objects and broken cables in sewer line
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Retrieving Tool = $27.36

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3" Rotary Saw Blade

GW 3in Rotary Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #G-3RSB
  • For roots and other stoppages
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

3" Rotary Saw Blade = $24.53

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4" Rotary Saw Blade

GW 4in Rotary Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #G-4RSB
  • For roots and other stoppages
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

4" Rotary Saw Blade = $24.55

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Cutter Adapter

GW Cutter Adapter
Features:
  • Model #G-CA
  • Converts standard cutters to 'G' style cutter connections
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Cutter Adapter = $8.36

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3" Heavy Duty Saw Blade

GW 3in Heavy Duty Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #G-3HDB
  • Used for roots and other stoppages
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

3" HD Saw Blade = $32.39

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4" Heavy Duty Saw Blade

GW 4in Heavy Duty Saw Blade
Features:
  • Model #G-4HDB
  • Used for roots and other stoppages
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

4" HD Saw Blade = $34.53

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Spear Head

GW Spear Head
Features:
  • Model #L-SHD
  • Starting Drill - gets water flowing
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Spear Head = $21.38

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Coupling Wrench

GW Coupling Wrench
Features:
  • Model #CW
  • To disconnect 'G' and 'L' cables and cutters
  • For 1-1/4" sectional cables

Coupling Wrench = $8.14

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "How do these cutter heads attach to the cable, and how do I change them?"
A.The cutter heads for Flexicor® cables connect using a screw and lock nut. The sectional cables use a unique interlocking system in which the cable and cutter have connecting ends.
Before attaching any cutter, first unplug the machine.
- For machines using the Flexcor® cables, first remove the screw and lock washer from the connector at the end of the cable. Slide the cutter in the slot, then replace the lock washer and connecting screw and tighten the screw firmly.
- For the sectional cables, slide the slot on the cutter over the tab on the female connector until the spring pin pops into place. To remove the cutter, use the RCK-10 for 7/8" sections or the #CW Coupling Wrench for the 1-1/4" sections. Push the key into the hole just below the slot in the female connector, then slide the cable ends apart. Cable sections are coupled and uncoupled the same way.

Q. "Can the ClogChoppers be used to remove polyester CIPP liner from the insides of drain pipes?"
A. The ClogChoppers were designed for clearing the drain to prepare for installation of liners such as CIPP (cured-in-place pipe liner). They have not been tested for cutting out drain liners themselves so the manufacuter does not recommend them as a suitable tool for removing these types of liners.


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