FAQ

Can I deduct VAT from these prices?

Yes! You can deduct VAT from your payment and your invoice during the checkout process. Simply put in your VAT number during the checkout process. And before you process the payment, the VAT will be deducted from your order. (The VAT number must be active and valid, since our system checks the number from the central system before it deducts.).

How do I lubricate the shaft? What kind of oil or grease?

Please be sure to lubricate your flexible shaft before the first use, and then check the lubrication every few weeks. This not only ensures the longevity of your shaft, but also makes it more efficient over longer distances. Our preference for lubricant is basic machine oil. The reason we prefer using this is because it is capable of remaining stable in high heat. Many clients have reported that they use graphite grease, because it is cleaner, but personally we have never used it. Another less common option is compressor oil. The important thing to note is that you can use any type of lubricant as long as it doesn’t break down when it is heated. We have created a video which shows how to lubricate your shaft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPiVGudr_L0&t

In which areas do we deliver?

We deliver worldwide. This site delivers directly from Finland to all the countries in the European Union with a fast and reliable courier service. All our tools are specially handmade by experienced artisans in our workshop, located in Finland.

What is the difference between the nylon and the carbide brushes?

The main difference between these two is that carbide brushes have tougher bristles and can be used to remove harder encrustations or to prepare a damaged pipe for relining. The nylon brushes are perfect for any clean out operations you may want to do, such as removing dust. You can also use nylon brushes for spray coating of a pipe with epoxy. Remember, it is always wise to add a brush lock on each side of your brush.

What kind of drill should I use?

There are 2 main factors to take into consideration when choosing your drill. The first factor is torque and speed. the drill must be able to provide between 35NM and 70NM of torque. The drill must have variable speed settings that allow the drill to spin at an rpm of between 700 and 3000rpm. Having said that the most common range is between 700 and 1500 rpm. The second consideration is that the drill must have a slip chuck (torque limiter). This will ensure that when the shaft is subjected to excessive torque the slip chuck will engage and prevent the shaft from kinking. Whilst it is not a hard and fast rule the chances are that a metal chuck is usually indicative of a better quality torque limiter. It makes no difference if you use a corded or a cordless drill, but please remember that if you choose a cordless drill that you get extra batteries so that you don’t need to stop your work to charge the batteries. The thinner shafts require less torque and thicker shafts require more torque so please take this into account when choosing your drill. Many clients use a car polisher with the half inch shafts. Instead of a regular adapter they use our shaft to shaft connector with 14mm (35/64″) on one end and 12mm (1/2″) on the other end.

What is the maximum length that I can go with a flexible shaft?

We can make any length up to 35 meters. This can be done with a custom order which we place manually because the website only has options 5,10,15,20 and 30 meters. We do not recommend a shaft longer than this because at a length above 35m, the torque is very little and performance much limited. We rather recommend our customers to join two shafts of shorter lengths as opposed to getting one very long one. This will also offer the advantage of having less to carry around and keeping a spare shaft in your car as a backup or add on.

What chain do I use for blockage removal and which chain for descaling pipes?

For descaling smaller PVC pipes of diameter 50mm (2”), we recommend using the plain chains and the mini drain chains for both descaling and blockage removal. For PVC pipes with a diameter that is 75mm (3”) and above, we recommend using the circular chains with no hard tips for descaling, then the plain chain knockers with a drill head for blockage removal. Cast iron pipes: For descaling smaller cast iron and clay pipes of diameter 50mm (2”), we recommend using the x-tip chains and the mini drain chains with hard metal bits for both descaling and blockage removal. For cast iron and clay pipes with a diameter that is 75mm (3”) and above, we recommend using the circular chains with an extra drill head for descaling, then the x-tip chains with a drill head for blockage removal. On the Secure Checkout page, you‘ll see the ordered item’s description, price, and delivery time. Where available, you can also choose a faster delivery method for each item on your order for an additional fee. Delivery times vary depending on your selected delivery address, the availability of your items, and the time of day you place your order.

What is the difference between a regular and circular chain?

The main difference between our regular chains and the circular chains is that the circular chains will clean out the entire inner circumference of the pipe wall.

How do I clean the sewer line without removing the toilet?

If you are accessing the sewer line through a toilet with a rooting machine, you probably know how much effort and time goes into removing and replacing the toilet pan. You find yourself struggling in a confined space, and there is always the risk of getting a leaky connection when you are done. Our flexible shaft is covered with a chemical and heat-resistant sleeve, which prevents damage to porcelain, so there is no need to remove a toilet pan in order to reach a soft blockage in the toilet waste line in close proximity to the toilet. The important thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t start the chains until they pass the porcelain and get to the sewer pipe because they can damage the porcelain.

Will I pay taxes on my delivery?

When we deliver products outside of the EU, we are obliged to send the goods without VAT. When your package arrives, the courier will clear the package with customs, and charge the appropriate taxes. In most cases this fee is VAT (Which is refundable when you submit your VAT return.) In addition to this, the customs department charges a nominal tax. Please check the tax rate to be sure. (HTS code 8207.90).

What is the outer diameter of the flexible shafts?

The outer diameter of the shafts (including the sleeve) at 1/4" is 0.395 (10mm). The 5//16" is 0.477 (12mm). The 3/8" is 0.593 (15mm), and the 1/2" is 0.711 (18mm).

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If you need advice or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, telephone, or one of our social media platforms. We are always happy to assist and are eager to talk about these tools and the benefits they bring.