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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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New Castle, DE 19720, USA
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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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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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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 this tool be use in toilet ?

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September 27, 2016
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I suggest a toilet auger which has a bigger line but not as long. this product may work though.
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Yes, it can. It is designed to clear drains inside the house, where a plunger has proved ineffective.
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August 14, 2016
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Yes, no problem
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August 2, 2016
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I would not recommend as it may scratch the porcelain. Get a toilet auger instead.
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You can use a Drain Auger for cleaning a toilet to clean a "clog" that is not deep in the hole, but BE CAREFUL!! A Toilet Auger is the right tool, since it has a rubber sleeve, that helps prevent porcelain scratching or auger wire "kinking". If you do attempt to use Drain Auger and "kink" it, this renders it useless, and Home Depot will NOT allow you to return it. The Toilet Auger only costs about $9, so Read More
You can use a Drain Auger for cleaning a toilet to clean a "clog" that is not deep in the hole, but BE CAREFUL!! A Toilet Auger is the right tool, since it has a rubber sleeve, that helps prevent porcelain scratching or auger wire "kinking". If you do attempt to use Drain Auger and "kink" it, this renders it useless, and Home Depot will NOT allow you to return it. The Toilet Auger only costs about $9, so weigh the risks before diving in heavy with the Drain Auger.
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Can you add extra length to the auger. I have 25 feet but need 50 ft.

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August 31, 2016
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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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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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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 192 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good But Breaks This snake worked and helped unclog my bathtub. I did use another product initially but when it turned out the clog was much farther down the drain, I bought this tool to get the rest out. The Good: - It gets the job done. - The video on the Home Depot website demonstrating how to use it is very helpful. - Easy to use. The Bad: - Instructions are on the bottom of the label sticker and it's extremely hard to read. - There's no way to really know if you're close to the 25 ft. limit when pulling out the cable. - Unfortunately, it is possible to pull the cable too far out (which I did). I had to take apart the snake and fix it, which was not the best experience since I owned the product for less than an hour and it was my first use. Overall: Good product. It worked so I'm not going to buy a new one. Now that I know that it's possible to break it and how easy it is to break it, I'll definitely be more careful, but it would be cool if the stopper worked better and I didn't have to be paranoid about breaking it again while using it. October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. Used this to clear a kitchen sink clog that was around 20ft into the pipe. Hooked it up to my drill which helped take the corners nicely. Cleared the clog and sink is working properly again. Used this on 1.5 inch PVC piping. Great for do-it-yourself easy jobs around the house. At the price, figured it was worth a try before paying for a pro, glad I gave it a try. October 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy and effective Bought this because our home is full of long hair farmers. We came across a clog that wasn't going to give. Simple to use, found very informative YouTube video. Was done with the job in no time once I connected my drill to it. Even had my wife use it and she found it light weight enough to be simple for her also. Haven't used it since, but glad to know it's here, saved me a service call. October 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pore quality auger The first time I used this auger it twisted up about five feet down and I had a very difficult time pulling it out of the pipe. The wire has several kinks in it and does not retract back into the drum very well. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase I have a 50s home so there are a great many DIY projects to do. The new sink in our newly remodeled bath was clogged and removing the p-trap found no obstruction. I looked online and didn't want a manual snake and this one that could be powered by a drill looked perfect. In less than 15 minutes the drain was put back together working perfectly fit less than half the price of a plumber's service call. September 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Broke during use As I was using the product it broke. The snake part completely detached from the plastic drum. Furthermore, when I went to take it back to the store two days later, the steel snake part was already rusting. September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst product I've ever purchased First of all it comes with zero instructions on how to use so I had to download a video to make sure I was using correctly. Next the coil snapped 45 seconds on using and it hadn't even reached the clog yet. I've never had a product perform worse in my life. October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saved me $100.00 Works great and well worth the 25 dollars. Saved me 100. October 15, 2016
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