Feed control device for plumbing tools

  • US 5,901,401 A
  • Filed: 07/28/1997
  • Issued: 05/11/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A feed control device for use with a plumbing tool including an elongate flexible snake having a snake axis, and means for rotating the snake about said axis, comprising:

  • a housing having a housing axis and a passage axially therethrough for receiving said snake, snake driving roll means supported on said housing, drive actuating means supported on said housing for radially displacing said snake against said snake driving roll means, said drive actuating means having radially inner and outer ends and including means independent of said housing for adjusting the distance between said ends, and lever means pivotally mounted on said housing for engaging said outer end and radially displacing said drive actuating means against said snake.

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