Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 179
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jason This is a nice long and sturdy cable. Fair for long straight runs. It is moderately heavy which is good for busting through the blockages, but I had a hard time getting it around a 45° sweep let alone a 90° elbow.
The "Galvanized "torque-twist" steel handle with easy spin speed grip" was entirely useless. It isn't even as offset as the picture shows. It's maybe a 1" offset with a cheap set screw that doesn't hold in the middle. Even before I got to the blockage the handle just slipped on the cable no matter how much I cranked the set screw down and when I hit the blockage I just gave up on the handle entirely.
I was able to use this to get through my drain just by brute force pushing, but it was a challenge and if it had been any more solid blockage this would not have done it. It did work for me so I'll give it 2 stars, but with the useless handle design and difficulty navigating pipe bends it certainly did not work as expected.
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotee It worked!
The long (50 foot) auger reached the obstruction when my 25 foot hand rotating device would not. It did clear the drain. The bent pipe/handle was not of much use. You are supposed to be able to turn the auger with this slightly offset tube with a thumb screw. With 40 feet of auger running inside a pipe with several bends the handle was not doing the job. Just pushing the auger into the pipe until it stopped then pushing with much force finally dislodged the obstruction. My 25 foot auger has a canister that holds the entire 25 feet and it has a handle that allows it to be turned easily. If your obstruction is less than 25 feet from the opening the 25 foot setup costs less and is easier to use.
September 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ac Good product for the price, be ready to work.
Good product for the price , but difficult to get use to. Once I started using it for 10 minutes worked great.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Drain Aguer
Bought this August 27th 2016 for a clogged drain. Used the other reviews and used my drill for power. Easy insert to the vent tube on the roof until it stopped, Gave an extra push then stretched the auger cable out connected the drill and started spinning, it slowly worked its way in. Backed it out and did it again. In fact did all 3 on the roof. Pipes cleared up and no problems with the washing machine backing up into the sink. Yes I recommend this product. Use common sense and it works like a dream. Better than calling a Plummer out on a weekend at $150.00
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by will drain works
worked on cleanout drain pipe on roof, didn't use the handle just went up and down for a couple minutes, drain works fine now.
September 6, 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 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 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