Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 64
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Krissy Snake got a kink
The snake worked fine up to a point, then got a kink in it so it would go no farther and didn't clear the drain. The kink probably was my fault. Because no directions came with the auger, I didn't realize you had to take it very slowly, letting out the snake only an inch or so at a time. I was able to use maybe 5 or 6 feet of the snake before it kinked -- the rest of the snake then became unusable. Have since ordered a Drain King -- here's hoping. I'm afraid by the time I'm finished -- after a couple bottles of Drano, the auger and the Drain King -- it probably will have been cheaper to simply call RotoRooter or someone similar.
June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by moi One fatal flaw
There is one fatal issue with this snake/auger. The cable portion rusts!
Have a blockage somewhere causing our kitchen sink to backup and the dishwasher to not drain. After 2 different draino-type products didn't work, we bought this item. The housing is made of heavy duty plastic and well conducted. Operates as it should (with 2 people: 1 to feed in the cable and 1 to turn it).
Unfortunately, it didn't solve our issue. But I'm not basing the poor rating off that. The poor rating comes from the fact that 3 days after initially using it, the plumber being a "no show", and 5 days without a sink, we pulled it out to try again. The cable is covered in rust.
If you're willing to wipe down the cable as you feed it back into the auger, I suppose this could be avoided. Otherwise, don't expect this tool to be in good shape the next time you go to use it.
July 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rod Did Not Work For Me and No Refund
I purchased this product to unclog my bathtub drain. After several failed attempts, I had to call a plumber. He came in with a similar instrument, but more power (drill like component) and removed the clog (hair) within seconds. He told me that what I purchased didn't have enough power and wasn't worth the money. I went to return it and found out there was a no return policy on it. I understand there are some people who will use it successfully, then return it, but that wasn't my case. This product simply didn't do what I purchased it to do and I don't think it's fair that I can't return it. So, I don't recommend you purchase this product because you might need something a bit more powerful to remove a significant clog and you won't be able to return it.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Del 1/4 in. x 20 ft. Pistol-Grip Drum Auger review
easy to use & fixed the line plug about 5 foot in the drain. A good rinse after use and a few shots of WD-40 will have it ready for next time.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rafa3410 Got the job done!
Ease of use. Worked as expected. Good price and sturdy product.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMeyer Excellent purchase
My husband was ready to call in the plumber but knowing how high that bill would have been, I told him it wouldn't hurt to give this a try. This inexpensive item saved us from a very large plumber bill. Our floor drain in the small room with the water heater, located in the basement started backing up and our toilets stopped working. We have 3 kids so this had to be fixed immediately. I think it cleared the blockage on the first try but I sent it down the floor drain 3xs just to make sure. Everything is back to normal.
September 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sheets105 Ok for very minor job
Item is easy to use but spending a little more on a power tool is well worth the money. Unpowered auger takes much longer and is easily bent when working through clogged sections and going through bends in pipes. With this tool I was unable to unclog a shower/tub drain and with a powered auger completed the job in 5 minutes.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoHandyman It works!
Great for clogged toilets and sinks. I had an issue with both and was able to unclog both using this device. I also tried using this to rod out the main sewer clean out, but there is a little too much flex in the cable and a 100ft cable is what I needed. Works great and is easy to use.
May 10, 2016