General Pipe Cleaners’ Root Ripper’s heavy steel spring has a tapered point that screws into the roots and a claw at the front that rips them out. It’s made of hardened spring steel for durability and coated to protect against rust. It can be adapted to sectional machines or to other brands of cable-type drain cleaners. Use it in combination with Flexicore cables to deliver the torque needed to cut tough stoppages. Heavy-gage wire is coiled tightly around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope and heat treated.