Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 174
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill 1/2 x 50' Drain Auger
Very robust unit and the extra length is great. Works great to clear downspout drains too! Highly recommended for the handyman's plumbing box.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ray Worthless to me
This thing is useless. I inserted into the outside cleanout and I know there is a 90 at the bottom and another 90 about 5 feet away underground. I can get my small ridged snake through both 90's using my drill. I could not get this past the second 90. I even put this on a drill with the help of my wife about 40 ft away to help spin it (carefully of course). This is junk and a waste of $29.
July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peye Very difficult to use
Unable to even go past 4 to 6 feet down the drain as this snake is very difficult to maneuver. I took it back to return it the next day but was told this item cannot be returned.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Enrique Not helpful
Tried this auger, no luck and handle was awkward . It is going back
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mardbrow Knuckle Buster
Unless you have a straight shot of PVC pipe this thing is pretty much useless. Forget about it on cast iron, go rent yourself a good power auger and save yourself many knuckle abrasions. The "crank" handle served little or no purpose at all. It's about a 3/4" offset with a set screw in the middle. Couldn't return it for "sanitation" reasons as I had already attempted to run it through a cast iron main even though it was undamaged. Maybe I should have rinsed it off. I had this crazy idea they had people there that were paid to do those type things. Save your money. Rent a power auger or fork over the money to purchase one. Other people have given this thing a high rating. Beats the heck out of me.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HC Worth every penny!
My wife tried to get rid of some fruit peels in our disposal. Soon after, the sink began to back up. I tried to clean the kitchen drain pipe out with my trusty 20’ ¼ “ drain auger and it couldn’t reach the plugged section of pipe. We tried Drano, hot water and plunger with no success. I was hesitant to purchase this ½” 50’ drain auger based upon the negative reviews but when faced with a plumbing bill of $150 to $300 I though I would give it a go. I took the advice of previous successful reviewers and purchased a Home Depot bucket and used a half inch drill. Put a ¾” hole in the center of the bucket and feed the head of the auger through the bottom of it. Leave the rest of the coiled section int he bucket. This will allow you more control of the 50 length of coiled steel. It also helps if you have a person feed a portion of the auger out the bottom of the bucket while one person tries to force the auger through the pipe.Wear gloves and put some type of drop cloth to keep the oil coating the auger and the gunk from the drain from getting everywhere. It took almost all the length before we hit the clog. I attached the other end of the auger in a ½” drill and had my wife slowly rotate the auger with the drill while I tried to push it through the clog. We won, the clog lost: took about an hour and a half and the drain works perfectly. Yea. Now my wife thinks she might keep me around a while longer.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ottaray Glad to save Plumber bill
If your thinking of buy this go on ahead. It is great quality and price. We had a clog in our kitchen drain pipes. Used some products and tried our snake but it wasn''t long enough. So we tried this as one last try keep from calling a plumber. I'm so glad I did had the pipe unclogged in no time. This is great for any DIY homeowner to have.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ResortScott H D ee was mistaken
We called the local store and told the employee we needed 1/2 in cable tor a machine. They got us this "this should work". It didn't. This is for hand clearing minor obstructions.
We returned it.
For what it is designed for, it's probably fine. We need strength & torque
June 28, 2016