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BrassCraft

Model BC86250

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Store SKU #157630

1/4 in. x 25 ft. Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger

$24.98 /each
  • Safe, reliable and easy to use
  • For most sink, shower and tub drains

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Designed for most sink, shower and tub drains, this BrassCraft 1/4 in. x 25 ft. Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger can be operated manually or with an attached drill motor (not included). It features a center-balanced pistol grip that helps improve control and offers a comfortable operation. The auger's quick-lever cable lock provides fast, simple and secure cable adjustments. Great for clearing stubborn clogs.

  • Use to clear 1-1/4 in. - 2 in. lines
  • 25 ft. cable with 1/4 in. diameter provides adequate reach into drains helping clear household clogs
  • High-impact polymer housing for durability
  • Quick-lever cable lock provides easy cable adjustments and securely locks the cable
  • Can be operated manually or with a drill motor attached adding extra power for stubborn clogs (motor not included)
  • Center-balanced pistol grip keeps the weight of the cable over your wrist for a comfortable operation and better control
  • Rubber over-mold in the pistol-grip handle helps minimize hand fatigue and enhance comfort during operation
  • Screw construction

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Drill Motor.

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February 24, 2013
What kind of drill do i need?
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June 16, 2015
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Any drill will do. Variable speed would probably be best.
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April 14, 2015
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Any standard drill will work--it has a "bit" attachment that you just tighten the drill onto.
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Nashua, NH, USA
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June 4, 2014
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Any regular drill will work
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March 4, 2014
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A good Battery Operated Drill in the 18 volt range will be strong enough to do most small drain jobs.
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New Castle, DE 19720, USA
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December 11, 2013
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any hand held drill if its for the snake make sure its lite weight because you have to hold both together
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October 11, 2013
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You don't actually need a drill. You can send the line down by hand, but I'd recommend a pair of work gloves to keep your hands safe and clean. If you want to extend the line quickly, you can use any standard drill.
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February 25, 2013
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Thank you for your question. This model of power auger can be operated manually or with the help of any standard cordless or corded power drill. Please remember to follow instructions attached on the outside of the drum. If using a power drill make sure the drill is in FWD position and use a slow drill speed during operation. Always detach drill before recoiling the cable from the drain.
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Thank you for your question. This model of power auger can be operated manually or with the help of any standard cordless or corded power drill. Please remember to follow instructions attached on the outside of the drum. If using a power drill make sure the drill is in FWD position and use a slow drill speed during operation. Always detach drill before recoiling the cable from the drain.
If you did not keep the instructions, feel free to call our Product Experts at 800-835-2200. Read Less
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Denver, CO, USA
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February 25, 2013
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I use a simple 3/8 inch rechargeable drill. Just have a full charge and go slow. You're using the drill to just turn the snake, not do some drilling. It shouldn't take much.
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February 25, 2013
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I used a regular ol' rechargeable drill. Nothing special. Just make sure you have a full charge and go slow. Good luck.
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How do you attach the cable on this snake if it keeps falling out of the drum..?

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January 21, 2013
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Kansas City, MO
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June 16, 2015
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Use the lever to lock it in place.
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Rockland County, NY
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July 7, 2014
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It should not fall out. When it reached the end, the cable stops and it won't pulled out anymore.
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December 11, 2013
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return it to the store
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October 25, 2013
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You can't. The best way to keep it from happening is to MARK the cable at 23 feet.
Pull the cable from the drum ONE FOOT at a time. When the count goes to 23, mark the spot by wrapping a small piece of black tape around the cable.
The next time you use it, make sure not to pull beyond that spot.
They do have 50 feet long model if you need to go more than 25.
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August 5, 2013
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Really hard to stuff the cable back into the drum though. It hits the back of the drum and stops.
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Denver, CO, USA
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February 25, 2013
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I had the same problem. You just went a little too far. The cable is not fastened to the drum. Just stuff it back in then remember to stop before it comes out again when you use it next time. It'll rewind on it's own. On mine there is a small bump in the cable that indicates you're about to go too far. Stop there.
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January 29, 2013
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I did not experience this type of a problem. The cable was secure in its drum and I pulled the cable out as I needed. I did extend the cable all the way out to the 25' limit and had no trouble retracting it.
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January 22, 2013
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gAgA:
Great question! Your snake cable is not actually attached on the inside of the auger. If you are trying to store the cable back in the drum after you used it, feed the cable inside the auger manually and it will all eventually fit inside the round drum.
If the cable is falling out of the drum while you are feeding it into the pipe, then you should engage the cam lock at the tip of the auger and
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gAgA:
Great question! Your snake cable is not actually attached on the inside of the auger. If you are trying to store the cable back in the drum after you used it, feed the cable inside the auger manually and it will all eventually fit inside the round drum.
If the cable is falling out of the drum while you are feeding it into the pipe, then you should engage the cam lock at the tip of the auger and rotate the handle if necessary to clear the obstruction inside the clogged pipe.
We would like to hear from you and make sure we addressed your problem. Please give one of our Customer Service representatives a call at 800-835-2200.
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Can you add extra length to the auger. I have 25 feet but need 50 ft.

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No there isn't anyway I know of to link them together you just need to buy a 50ft
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You can't add to this auger, but you can buy a longer one -- different in design. I have one that is 50 feet. it does not have the housing this one does, but comes coiled like a skein of wire or tubing.
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August 1, 2016
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No, not practically. The auger is rolled wire, whose "pull and twist" capabilities are dependent on uniform properties. Splicing two pieces together would require at least a shrink wrapped rubber sleeve, which would have to be pretty thick to hold up to the torque (twist) you will apply via the crank/drill. This type of splice would not bend well when forced through elbows in your drain. You would most Read More
No, not practically. The auger is rolled wire, whose "pull and twist" capabilities are dependent on uniform properties. Splicing two pieces together would require at least a shrink wrapped rubber sleeve, which would have to be pretty thick to hold up to the torque (twist) you will apply via the crank/drill. This type of splice would not bend well when forced through elbows in your drain. You would most likely spend much time and effort making this idea work, if its even possible. Your money would be better spent buying or renting a longer drain auger/
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March 21, 2016
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Thank you 1117. Unfortunately, this product is not available with a longer length cable. Adding to your existing tool is not recommended for safety reasons. We would recommend using a mfr # BC30500 (Store SKU # 167495) 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger, mfr # 90011 Handheld Cable Drum Machine (Available thru special order at your local Home Depot) or a BC260 (Store SKU # 978042) 5/16 in. x 50 ft. Cable Drum Read More
Thank you 1117. Unfortunately, this product is not available with a longer length cable. Adding to your existing tool is not recommended for safety reasons. We would recommend using a mfr # BC30500 (Store SKU # 167495) 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger, mfr # 90011 Handheld Cable Drum Machine (Available thru special order at your local Home Depot) or a BC260 (Store SKU # 978042) 5/16 in. x 50 ft. Cable Drum Machine. Any questions on these tools or their use please feel free to contact our customer support team toll-free at 800-835-2200. Read Less
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March 20, 2016
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No, you cannot add extra length to the auger.
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It seems to get stuck

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I get about 3 feet in & can't advance. It seems like there is a bend in the pipe that it can't get around, but I'm not sure.
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Anytime you can't advance the auger, lock it in place and crank it while pushing it into the drain.
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I just bought the same product and experienced a similiar problem. Make sure there is no more than 5 inches of cable paid out between the device and the plumbing fixture, then push and spin, spin, spin. I'd suggest attaching a screw gun, which helped me tremendously.
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I had the same experience, and I believe you're right that it is getting stuck at a bend in the pipe. When you get to a spot where it won't advance, rotate the auger clockwise while pushing gently, and the auger tip will act like a screw, pulling the auger through the bend in the pipe. I did this each time it got stuck, and it worked immediately, allowing the auger to be pushed to the next bend or to the Read More
I had the same experience, and I believe you're right that it is getting stuck at a bend in the pipe. When you get to a spot where it won't advance, rotate the auger clockwise while pushing gently, and the auger tip will act like a screw, pulling the auger through the bend in the pipe. I did this each time it got stuck, and it worked immediately, allowing the auger to be pushed to the next bend or to the clog. Rotate counterclockwise while removing the auger and it will back itself out of those tight areas on the way out. I learned all of this from watching the video demo of the auger on the Home Depot website. If you haven't watched the video, I highly recommend it. NOTE: I had great results just using the hand crank. I didn't find it necessary to use a power drill, and I get the feeling that trying to turn the auger at too high a speed with a drill motor could very likely damage the auger by kinking or bending it. Other users seem to have had that problem based on reviews I read before buying mine. Read Less
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There may be a bend, or it may be where the clog is. Either way, use the drill attachment option to slowly spin (while you also push) until the cable can get past it.
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November 21, 2014
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Laswim, thank you for your question. To navigate the pipe bend, continue running the cable of this BrassCraft Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger using the drill in short bursts (or short intervals). Then stop the drill and feed the cable manually for a few inches. Then repeat as necessary until the cable navigates the pipe bend. If you have any other questions about BrassCraft drain cleaning products, please Read More
Laswim, thank you for your question. To navigate the pipe bend, continue running the cable of this BrassCraft Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger using the drill in short bursts (or short intervals). Then stop the drill and feed the cable manually for a few inches. Then repeat as necessary until the cable navigates the pipe bend. If you have any other questions about BrassCraft drain cleaning products, please contact our Product Experts toll free at 800-835-2200. Read Less
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 181 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Effective This snake was easy to use and got the job done for a clog that was probably 20 feet in. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lifesaver Once again, when I needed something, Home Depot was there. This auger saved me a plumbers bill and my wife ever having to know about her 2 foot hair snake clogging the drain. September 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for Was working on kitchen sink with it...it got the clog out but some how got caught about half way out and couldn't get to go either way then I got a kink in it and it was over after that had to cut the thing and leave in my drain til it comes time to replace the kitchen sink. August 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Worked as advertised every homeowner should have one of these....it worked as advertised...I didn't give it 5 stars because of one little flaw, When you get to the end of the of the line...they designed a stump to prevent the line from coming completely out ..the stump isn't large enough to stop it ,mine popped right out without any pressure... Luckily the device is easy to take apart allowing you to put the line back in and coil it in the drum. The instruction are under the advertising labeling and they ask you to peel it back to expose the instructions, mine wouldn't peel back without taking the entire ticker with it ...The flaw is not a real big issue ,the device is an overall good purchase. June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cheapo Crapo! Broke almost immediately and will be returning it to the store! August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by very good to keep on hand Get one to keep on hand, good for clogs way farther down in drain pipe behind wall July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gets the job done Easy to use and does what it's supposed to do. Excellent value! June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Quickly went down the drain and removed the clog no issues June 14, 2016
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