Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 165
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gideon Well worth the buy!!
Bathtub/shower clogged up, I tried using a manual auger (cheap hand operated one) but no joy. Plumber quoted me a bill for 250.00 and I said No thank you. I bought this little baby for around 160.00 and in less than 10 minutes after taking it out of the box, the drains were cleared. I have always been a huge fan of Rigid tools and equipment and this one is no exception.
Well worth the buy and remember, to feed the line back into the drum, DO NOT put it into reverse. That mistake cost me a some time.
October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CNR An outstanding machine
If you work with tools, this is your alternative to save big bucks in plumber's charges and it works. I bought it to unclog a lavatory and a tub and saved over $300 on plumber's charges. I was done in 50 minutes and I clear both the lavatory and the tub for half the price and I have the tool for the next event if ever needed.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJG K-30 Drain Cleaner
Used this Drain Cleaner to remove a stubborn plugged pipe. Cleaned it right up. It was easy to assemble and the control to go forward and reverse is just a rocker system with ball bearings. All I did when using this unit is take some paper towels to clean the cable in reverse mode so it would be clean when I use it again. I like it because the cable is enclosed, so you’re not dealing with spatter and cleanup. Should have bought it sooner.
September 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bear great idea
Instructions were clear on how to set up and machine east to manipulate.
September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MaintenanceMan Great little machine
I tried this today at work my worker called on me to unglogg a tub so no better time than this to give this k30 a chance to prove it's self i fed it in the drain about 6 feet in i hit the clogg and boy did it grab it the feeder worked pritty good when i pulled back the cable it had that clogg and didn't let go tub drain was clear in short it paid for its self on that one use great little machine
August 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sbberger Was skeptical
I am no plumber by any stretch of the imagination, but I refused to pay for someone to come to my house and resolve this. I initially tried liquids (failed) and a hand auger (failed), the blockage was 10-15 feet from sink drain. Looked this unit up, and bought on Wed. night, Thursday AM opened it and put it together. Read the directions three times to understand it (and you should too). Guess what, it cleared my blockage easily. I did it twice, and each time I re-installed the trap and ran HOT water through to confirm.
BUT this unit is missing some fundamental things:
1) no distance gauge (so when your in reverse you have no idea of how much is left out)
2) it's all encapsulated in the container, but how do I clean all that junk/water out that was brought in from wire
3) I wish the power cord extension was longer initially
Over all Yes worth the money, I have never tried any of the others so not sure how it measures up.
September 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VallejoGirl Pricey but works
It does not differ much from using a manual auger with a drill attachment. It has the word 'auto clean' but that is a bit of a misnomer because the machine needs a lot of hand holding. You must manually insert the snake and back it up when there is twisting. I personally could not figure out how the scrunchy tube worked and left it off. It allowed more line to go down the drain and the back-up in my kitchen drain was about 20' down. Got the clog cleared but it took 2 hours and I used Drano to soften the clog. I wish there were more cost effective options. Upgrading from this model is a big jump in price.
1) efficient and built-in motor
2) small and easy to store in a house
3) works but requires effort
4) works best for small drains with clogs that are within 6' of the surface
2) a manual snake with a drill attachment does the same job
3) small snake diameter (1/4" just does not cut it)
4) begins to wane past 15' or so and does not spin very well
5) only one attachment (the bulb) while the pricier models have 4 or more
August 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Arby Quick Resolution to a Backed-up Sink
After the purchase of several jugs of drain cleaner and a 1/2-inch round snake that wouldn't fit around the 1-1/2" diameter plumbing pipe bend, this machine was purchased. The machine's 1/4-inch round snake easily made that corner and the stoppage was located about 20-feet down the pipe. After running the snake back and forth several times at that location, the blockage was removed.
Took the extra steps of removing the plastic cone head off of the unit, allowing the snake to be removed. Everything was completely cleaned and wiped dry before easily reassembling the unit. Machine should be ready the next time it's required (hopefully not for a long, long time).
June 28, 2016