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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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Model # BC86250

Internet # 202755049

Store SKU # 157630

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
22.25 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
6.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
20.125 in 
Cable diameter (in.) 
.25 
Cable length (ft.) 
25 
Maximum pipe size cleared (in.) 
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.) 
1.25 
Details
Auger Type 
Other 
Power Source 
Manual 
Powered cable feed 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Winding drum 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
One year limited warranty 

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Cable length (ft.): 25
Power Source: Manual
Price: $20 - $30
Brand: BrassCraft
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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Drill Motor.

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jjnl123
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February 24, 2013
What kind of drill do i need?
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Kansas City, MO
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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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Boston, MA
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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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Winchester Ohio
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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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Belmont, CA, USA
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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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Denver, CO, USA
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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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phylth
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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It seems to get stuck

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November 19, 2014
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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Kansas City, MO
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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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May 26, 2015
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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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May 24, 2015
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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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My kid dumped dirt and mulch down the sink. The clog is in the wall. Will this help clear it. Frank did not help

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It might. I would surely try it. The hard part is getting through the clog with the tip. I have seen where someone put the end of the line (take it out of the plastic thingy) in a power drill. Running it slowly and pushing all the while. You will know when you are through it when the water runs out of the sink. Good luck!
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Hi Incognito.
I am so sorry to hear that you have one of those “Mischief” clogs in you drain.
This type of drain auger is really intended for light use like soap scum and some hair in the drain. That does not man will not work, although it may be easier with a heavier auger.
There may be a vent to your roof where you may be able to use this auger to access the clog, as long as it is with the Read More
Hi Incognito.
I am so sorry to hear that you have one of those “Mischief” clogs in you drain.
This type of drain auger is really intended for light use like soap scum and some hair in the drain. That does not man will not work, although it may be easier with a heavier auger.
There may be a vent to your roof where you may be able to use this auger to access the clog, as long as it is with the BrassCraft’s 25 ft. reach.
Do you have access to the outside cleanout? This may give you easier access to the clog. Most drains from a sink are 2 inch. The problem you may run into is having enough force with the small ¼ inch line.
If you have a Home Depot Tool Rental available near you, it may be worthwhile to rent one of our larger drain augers. There is a smaller but heavier duty drain auger that has a 35 ft. steel cable on it with a larger tip that he smaller BrassCraft one.
http://www.homedepot.com/c/drain_cleaning_and_pump_equipment_rental#small-drain-cleanerladder
You may have a tedious and challenging task ahead of you with dirt in your smaller drain line. It may also be helpful to use your hose in your outside cleanout.
It will be a bit messy but at least it will be outside. Use one of the smaller sweeper nozzles that have an extra strong stream. Between that and the auger, it may break up you dirt and mulch clog.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sun-Joe-Solid-Brass-Sweeper-Jet-Hose-Nozzle-SJI-1JHN/206383827
Please let me know how this turns out.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 174 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Quickly went down the drain and removed the clog no issues June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well Clogged shower drain. Tried chemicals first... No success. Tried this as seen in video, slowly, turn when resistance. Now water flows faster than it did when we bought the house :-) June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exactly as described This was exactly as described and Worked well and did the job. Recommend for small jobs. May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by it's ok this product gets the job done. it may not be as nice or fancy as others but it works. April 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Too fragile Dropped it on the floor the day I got it and the handle broke right away rendering the product unusable. It looked good on the shelf, but I would advise anyone to spend a few more dollars and get something more sturdy, maybe metal rather than plastic construction. May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, just not what I needed for this problem. The drain auger was a good option for us. Unfortunately, it wasn't long enough to reach the clog. This made it around several (8) turns in the drain line. The only difficulty I had was wilt the end of the coil. It's not well marked, as others have said. I had no problems opening the casing, and coiling the line enough to get started, securing the casing, and retracting the cable all the way. We're going to keep this in the event we run into other problems with any of our other small drains. It beats the heavy, electric powered machine that my In-Laws have for the small jobs. March 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not make the grade It started to coil up and eventually developed a kink and snapped the line. certainly could be user error but its not rocket science. Threw it in the trash and called the router guy. May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor performance Wouldn't unplug a simple clog in my drain. Kept getting hung up on the pipe bends. It even got stuck and I damaged the line trying to get it out. So within a couple of hours of purchase this product is ruined. April 25, 2016
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