Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYSmith Worth the investment
I had a bathtub clog that would not respond to multiple chemical applications. The tip of the auger I had was too big to fit into the drain hole so I decided to buy this one with a smaller tip. I had set aside about 20 minutes to clear the drain. It took about 20 seconds to free the clog with this auger. I went through the overflow drain to get to the pipe. The release on the snake line is much easier to use than the screw on my old auger.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by milehigh It works!
I was skeptical, but I bought anyway. I took it to my worst drain. And it worked as advertised. That 50 year old drain now works again. The rest of the drains in my house beware, you're next.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CarambolaCrusher Did the job
Bought this after struggling trying to clear a clogged kitchen sink drain line in a last ditch effort to avoid calling the plumber. I had been using a 20 year old snake that had too many kinks in it to be effective. This item worked great, even at 23 feet it still had enough power to break through the clog. As another reviewer said, it didn't have a great way of indicating that it was at 25 feet so I ended up pulling the snake out of the drum. That being said, I popped the 4 screws off the drum, re-positioned the snake, and wound it back up. If the manufacturer wanted to make it easier, they could put indicators on the snake every 6 inches or 1 foot to indicate how far along you are. Overall I am every happy with this, and would highly suggest you try it before calling the plumber.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by domiam Worthwhile Purchase
I bought this one because I could use a drill motor on it. But it worked so easily by hand that I just used it without the drill. It snaked around several fittings till I had about 12 feet out, and cleared the drain. The whole job took about 5 minutes.
I found the little lever that gripped the cable made the job go easier than one with a screw gripper.
Also, this type is so much easier than the kind with the little offset handle mounted on a bare cable. I threw that one in the garbage.
The instructions are not great, and it's hard to get the label off them. But you can easily find a Youtube video that shows how to do it with a similar product.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DKR58 Very good drain snake
I was replacing a drum auger exactly like this one, manufactured by Cobra. The line on the Cobra had kinked in several places which made it virtually worthless. This Brass Craft auger has a quick release to feed cable and to hold the cable tight while your turning the drum. These are important points since you will be feeding cable in by hand, then securing the quick release when you hit an obstruction (clog or elbow in plumbing), slowly rotating the drum until your past the resistance then releasing the quick release to feed more cable by hand. Go slow. If your using a drill it's easy to overpower the cable when you hit an obstruction and end up kinking the cable. Once kinked the cable looses much of its rotational strength. I found it unnecessary to use a drill and the "feel" of what the tip was encountering was much better when turning the auger with the crank handle. The cable case is held together with screws so it is secure and could be opened if the cable gets jammed. The quick release holds the cable from spinning in the cable drum well enough that I doubt cable jamming will be a problem. The likelihood of that happening can be greatly reduced by not using a drill to power it. I am very happy with the design and construction of this drain snake and would recommend it to all.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demi Great product, worked exactly as advertised.
I've been having problems with a blockage in my bathtub for almost a week now. A day ago, it got to the point where I would be standing knee-deep in water within five minutes. I tried almost every 'fix' under the sun, including the baking soda/vinegar combo, plastic drain snakes, and plungers. As a 20-year old woman with virtually no background in handywork, I had no idea that tools like this even existed, but I'm very glad I did some research and found it. The build is solid and doesn't feel cheap or breakable. I did have issues with feeding it through the pipes without a power drill, however, so if the blockage is very far down the drain (as mine was), I'd recommend you use a drill unless you have patience.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PartTimePlumber Works as designed
Worked on a slow draining shower tub to remove a hairball that several applications of a gel failed to clear. The drill attachment wasn't necessary for the blockage I encountered and actually got in my way as I was cranking the drum. The pistol grip is a "nice to have" but wasn't necessarily more comfortable than holding the shaft where the snake feeds and depending on the angle of your arm might cause your arm to get in the way as you crank the drum. The locking lever is a lot more convenient than turning a thumbscrew to lock the snake and faster to engage/disengage. Usage instructions are included under the circular product sticker or watch the manufacturer video or one of the many others on Youtube if you need guidance.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hook Simple and effective
This could use a more aggressive end, but works okay for small drain lines.
February 17, 2015