Milwaukee® Unveils the First Cordless Sewer Sectional Machine

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool is proud to unveil their newest drain cleaning solution. The M18 FUEL™ Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™ is the first cordless sewer sectional solution. This machine allows users to clear the toughest blockages in 2” up to 8” sewer lateral lines. It also delivers the power to clear roots up to 200 ft out, providing full power at the maximum capacity of the machine. In addition, it features a CABLE-DRIVE™ Automatic Feed and Retract which reduces user fatigue by eliminating the need to manually pull back the heavy cable from pipes.

“Since we first introduced our drain cleaning lineup just two years ago, we’ve been able to put an end to years of stagnant product innovation in the drain cleaning industry by delivering solutions that can be instantly set up, minimize the mess, and have the performance needed for to clear the toughest clogs quickly. This attention to user needs has led us to offer the only completely portable drain cleaning offering for fixtures and main lines within buildings. Now we’re taking this drain cleaning innovation out to the sewer lateral lines,” said Kathleen Keegan, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The M18 FUEL™ Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™ is our first sectional machine solution, delivering on the promises of safety, mobility, and mess containment that users have come to rely on from Milwaukee® drain cleaning solutions.”

The new M18 FUEL™ Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™ combines three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence, and REDLITHIUM™ battery pack. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor provides the clearing power for the toughest root clogs, REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence ensures maximum performance under load, and the REDLITHIUM™ battery pack powers through multiple jobs on a single charge, delivering the easiest setup and transport. In addition, the elimination of cords enhances user safety due to trip hazards or cords near standing water.

The CABLE-DRIVE™ System reduces user fatigue by eliminating the need to manually pull back the heavy cable from pipes. An enclosed cable carrier ensures the best protection and containment of the mess during transportation of the cables. Each of these cable carriers can also be stacked for easier storage.

This machine features ONE-KEY™** so it can be wirelessly tracked, managed, and secured.

The new M18 FUEL™ Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™ Automatic Feed and Retract is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 200 power tool products.

Milwaukee Tool is committed to providing drain cleaning professionals with the most portable and versatile drain cleaning solutions. The company is dedicated to continuing investments in technology to build solutions from the ground-up that provide these users with an easier way to get on and off the job, with less mess, so they can service more calls. Currently, Milwaukee offers the only completely cordless drain cleaning lineup for fixtures to sewer lateral lines, as well as premium cables with the maneuverability and durability to tackle the clogs.

* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

**ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionizes the way work gets done. The ability to customize, track, and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.



M18 FUEL™ Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™ (2871-22)

  • Drain Line Capacity: 2-8”
  • Cable Capacity: 7/8” and 1-1/4”
  • Powered Feed and Retract: Yes, CABLE-DRIVE™
  • Cable Spin Speed: 700 RPM
  • Length: 35”
  • Height: 23”
  • Weight w/ battery: 74.4 lbs
  • Cable Container Capacity: 4 sections of 7/8” or 1-1/4”
  • Tool Warranty: 5 Years


Includes M18 FUEL™ Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™, Rear Guide Hose, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Batteries, and M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charger.


Additional Kit Option (2871A-22):

Includes: M18 FUEL™ Sectional Machine with CABLE-DRIVE™, Rear Guide Hose, (2) Cable Containers, (7) 1-1/4” x 15’ All-Purpose Open Wind Sectional Cables, Head Attachment Kit*, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Batteries, and M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charger.

*Straight Auger, Funnel Auger, Small Opening Tool, Medium Opening Tool, 3” Root Cutter, 4” Root Cutter, 3” Grease Cutter, Pin Key, Head Attachment Case.


Accessories (Available Separately):

  • 48-53-2851: 1-1/4” x 15’ Heavy Duty Open Wind Sectional Cable
  • 48-53-2852: 7/8” x 15’ All-Purpose Open Wind Sectional Cable
  • 48-53-3840: Head Attachment Kit for 7/8” Sectional Cable
  • 47-53-2871: Cable Container


About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, Milwaukee® is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.