Product Spotlight - August 2020

Product Spotlight - August 2020

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Advancements in hand-held drain cleaners have simplified close-quarter cleaning and unclogging and are efficiently tackling the jobs where large industrial drum machines are overkill or can’t reach due to space limitations.

The GO 31 ERGO Handygun is the newest addition to the Gorlitz Sewer & Drain and Ergo Auger line of hand-held drain cleaning machines. It is designed to be lightweight and powerful enough to handle the jobs otherwise tackled by small floor or countertop models, allowing the Handygun to power through stubborn jobs in confined areas.

“What makes it unique is that it’s the only hand-held drain gun that weighs zero pounds while under operation,” says Dan Beesley, owner of Ergo Auger and inventor of the Handygun. “There is no stress or strain to hold it up level with the drain inlet.”

That is made possible from the Handygun’s ability to rest on an adjustable leg while in use. The extendable leg is engineered and placed directly underneath the center of gravity, and the ergonomic grip and power switch are located directly above the center of gravity. The placement of those features positions the operator’s hands in a location to create leverage and ultimate control over the tool.

The GO 31 ERGO Handygun is constructed with an aluminum drum and neoprene rubber sleeve to prevent splashing. It is engineered for versatility and accepts various cable sizes including 1/4, 9/32 and 5/16 inch, allowing it to clean drains 1.5 to 2.5 inches in diameter and 50 feet in length. The drum is provided with a right-hand-wound, bulb head cable that’s 1/4 inch in diameter by 35 feet long.

“It’s lighter than other popular cordless drain guns with consistent, sustained power supply,” Beesley says. The unit has a reversible drill that operates at 0 to 720 rpm while running on 120 volt, 60 Hz at 3.5 amps. A finger-trigger speed control lets the user adjust speed and power during the job to break through tough clogs.

Reactions from contractors using the product suggest the lightweight, ergonomic design is easy to use and performs the job well. “Feedback has been nothing but tremendous. Once the user feels the difference, they’ll never go back,” Beesley says. “It’s a metaphorical night vs. day difference compared to other pistol-grip drain guns.” 877-446-7548;


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