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I just purchased 10 sections of 5R-10 cable 7/8" open wound cable 5' long. I wont to use them with a drill adaptor sometimes inside or in tight spaces. You can spin it really fast and use chain knockers ort slot type of connections for flex shaft to do high speed cleaning and removing of buildup in old drains. I can still use a camera just not while it is spinning. The sections aren't cheap $45 apiece but very durable and you only kink one at a time.
 

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Decided to get two flex shafts from Plumber-tools they are out of Finland (pocote resini?)
I got the 10 meter with 8mm flex shaft 1 1/2" to 2" PVC kit
20 meter with 10 mm flex shaft 3" to 4" PVC descaling kit
 

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7/8" open wound sectional cable is strong and flexible. I would run it 2000 rpms myself. I am buying the 5' sections to avoid it twisting up if it gets coiled up.
Look on you tube for examples
This a a German guy I like to watch really skilled. I read the captions he uses sectional cable with a drill
If you watch his videos he has lots of attachments for his cable some are probably home made.
 

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I was thinking today about how expensive the flex shaft cutters are $100 to $300 dollars depending on what you want and cable size. I was thinking of a cheap alternative that may work. Wire wheels for a grinder should clean the inside of a sewer main.
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I don't understand why we aren't using polymer cutting heads, something that won't damage pipes but will destroy clogs. Why don't rotary tools have like fins to propel the water forward, like a long corkscrew, since soft stoppages are the usual time cables become worthless
 

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7/8" open wound sectional cable is strong and flexible. I would run it 2000 rpms myself. I am buying the 5' sections to avoid it twisting up if it gets coiled up.
Look on you tube for examples
This a a German guy I like to watch really skilled. I read the captions he uses sectional cable with a drill
If you watch his videos he has lots of attachments for his cable some are probably home made.
This is what I was worried about, cable flipping and doing the pretzel roll. But it seems the cable wasn't kinked? Very interesting.

A piece of poly pipe fitted inside another to create a telescoping guide would be pretty slick. Think like a closet auger.
 

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I don't understand why we aren't using polymer cutting heads, something that won't damage pipes but will destroy clogs. Why don't rotary tools have like fins to propel the water forward, like a long corkscrew, since soft stoppages are the usual time cables become worthless
If you're damaging pipes with metal cutter heads you're doing it wrong.

Plastic heads would shatter/melt/bend to a useless shape.
 
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This is what I was worried about, cable flipping and doing the pretzel roll. But it seems the cable wasn't kinked? Very interesting.

A piece of poly pipe fitted inside another to create a telescoping guide would be pretty slick. Think like a closet auger.
Make one and show us.
 

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This is what I was worried about, cable flipping and doing the pretzel roll. But it seems the cable wasn't kinked? Very interesting.

A piece of poly pipe fitted inside another to create a telescoping guide would be pretty slick. Think like a closet auger.
He has produced many videos using his home made flex shaft and his sectional cable with a drill adaptor. He seems to have had good results for lots of jobs.
 
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