A Quick Guide For Proper Drill Setup and Cleaning With FlexShaft Machine (FEE-JP) - News
The RIDGID K9-102 and K9-204 FlexShaft™ Drain Cleaning Machines clean and descale pipes in 1 ¼-inch to 4-inch and drain lines up to 70 feet. Both has a chain knocker that expands to the pipe inside diameter to break up grease, sludge, small tree roots and other soft blockages.
FlexShaft machines can also be paired with SeeSnake inspection cameras that can remain in-pipe throughout the drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency.
To get started with FlexShaft, a user supplied battery powered drill is used to drive the machine. Below are some guidelines for setting up the drill to the FlexShaft drain cleaning machine.
- FIND THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB
FlexShaft machines require a cordless drill with an adjustable clutch and a speed range between 1800 and 2500 RPM. An impact driver or corded drill is not suitable to be paired with the FlexShaft.
- DIAL UP THE SPEED
Set your drill to the optimal speed from either 2 or 3.
- SET THE MODE
Make sure to set the drill to crew driving mode to enable the adjustable clutch. The clutch won’t work in drill or hammer modes (as seen on the illustration above).
- CONTROL YOUR CLUTCH
Always start cleaning with the adjustable clutch set relatively low (~25% of the max range).
CLEANING WITH FLEXSHAFT
After you’ve properly set up your drill to the FlexShaft machine, you can now start clearing blockages.
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