Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 172
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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OldTexan60 Kinks very easily
Cable kinks very easily making it difficult to use next time. The handle for rotating while feeding cable into drain is at best, difficult to rotate. It was agood idea, but did not have enough "offset" to rotate cable easily. Product works, but hard to use.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MC Got Through A Clogged Kitchen Drain
I had a clogged kitchen drain and plunging didn't help. I initially bought the BrassCraft 1/4 in. x 25 ft. Power Drum Auger and Drano but they didn't clear my clog. I decided to try this auger as a last resort before calling a plumber. I'm so glad that I purchased this auger. Within 5 minutes it was able to hit the clog and catch a chunk of food (rice) in its head. I repeated the process a few times and it successfully cleared my clog. This thing saved me at least $100 from not having to call a plumber.
The only downside of the auger is that it doesn't come with some storage container. I ended up throwing it in a cardboard box for storage.
April 11, 2016