Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 57
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TimC I tried everything; this pump is a waste of time
I lubricated it before use. I primed it. I tried short hoses, long hoses, "pushing" the water (attaching near the water source), "pulling" the water (attaching near where I wanted to discharge) -- by the way, attaching near the source works much better; but everything ultimately resorted in little more than a dribble. I used a high-speed electric drill, using low RPM's, barely nothing. I cranked it up to where I thought the pump would break, a little more output, but still barely nothing. So, unless you're trying to drain a coffee cup which is glued down so you can't just dump it, I suggest you look elsewhere.
July 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tulsadave worked like a charm
used it to empty an old water heater, then took care of a clogged sink. No leaks, but doesn't feel like it will last long, cheaply made, but you get what you pay for. will buy a utility transfer (self powered) pump when this goes out, will get alot of use.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy You've got to be kidding
I guess that maybe if you've got some super-duper, unbelievably high-speed drill from some fictitious planet this product might work.....dunno, but with my top-drawer Milwaukee drill this pump wouldn't empty a fish bowl in less than an hour. It was just a trickle coming out the other side - far faster to just bail it out the old-fashioned way. Don't bother with this one.
June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Huck Not a fan
Very slow and quit working after emptying a 50 gallon water barrel.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RockinBob This pump operated for less than 4 minutes
Followed instructions to the letter, particularly about priming with vegetable oil. Used in clear water application pumping with a one foot head. Failed to pump after 2-3 minutes of operation at low drill rpm. I should have followed online ratings of this pump instead of relying on Home Depot's credibility in selling reliable products.
June 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lefty Drill Pump Kit
Wish they made a similar pump with a better packing gland, maybe they do but did not see anything better on the shelf. Pump leaked around shaft during first use. I did follow instructions and lubricate pump before first use.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pumpmaster Easy to use but doesn't last long
This drill pump is easy to use and makes quick work of pumping water. I use it to pump water out of a fountain when I clean it. The only issue is that these pumps are not very durable. I am on my third one now in 3 years. They are inexpensive enough and handy enough that I just buy a new one whenever one goes out.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg SO Versatile!
WOW!! This is a pump that fits in your portable toolbox! You really don't realize how often you actually need a pump, or could just REALLY use a pump. But invariably, it's always in a remote location where there is not power outlet. This little guy solves that problem quite handily. Pump dirty water, transfer gas, or even drain a small pond or bucket, this little pump can handle it.
December 7, 2015