Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 40
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jake Good Product, Worked Fine
I bought this product because it was readily available at the store and decently priced. My dryer was not working adequately and was giving me error codes about the ducting, so I quickly researched a dryer vent brush and found this one. The product overall is good and is not the highest quality but got the job done. Not sure if a higher quality could be achieved though given the need for flexibility. I connected a couple rods and pushed them through a 90 degree turn with no problems. The second 90 degree turn was not as easy and I had one rod snap. The second 90 was fairly close to the first one and I may have been trying to bend one pole in two directions and I was also spinning the rods pretty fast. I would suggest spinning the rods slowly when making multiple bends. I also had to assist the brush head a little through the second turn as it was getting caught on a part of the duct that was not completely smooth. This brush head would not turn through a complete blockage of wet lint as I had. It is really only designed to clean the walls of the duct. I ended up needing to purchase a drain snake to break free the majority of the blockage and I used the brush tool from the outside of my house to keep from breaking anymore rods and clean out the rest of the duct. Unfortunately, this meant that I had to buy two more of these to clean my entire duct, though a 25' dryer vent does not sound like it meets code. It is easy to assemble. The only complaint would be it needs a chuck or better connection of some sort for use with a drill. You attached your drill to a round end of a rod. Fortunately, I did not have any problems with my drill slipping. I would suggest this product and will use it on a yearly basis now to keep my vent duct clean and prevent another blockage (major fire hazard).
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenneth Wow! Works! Wonderfully!
Had sheet metal tubing with 90° angles packed with lint stuck to walls. Put 3 lengths of rod together into the drill and Whammo, tube was clean as a whistle. Rods didn't even know the bends were there! I'm talking seconds to do the job.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Read Instructions 1st
Great product. I have approximately 20ft of vent duct which is pieced together and held with small sheet metal screws and sealed with duct tape. There are x2 90° turns with in 4ft of each other for a continued direction zig-zag. I used x2 8ft sets from either end of duct.
Make sure to use a drill for continued brush rotation for any movement in the duct. This prevents any difficulty with flexibility especially in the turns.
I filled 4in in a 5gal bucket with semi-compressed lent. For use in interior spaces I recommend use of a cheap respirator mask to prevent breathing the dust. If you put too torque on the links they will snap as they are flexible. To prevent this only snake small portions and back out at a time clearing the lent at each back out.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Purchaser1 Great product
Easy to use and does the trick. Not hard to clean up after use.
September 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by keck63 Dryer duct brush
Easy to use, but came twisted apart when backing out of duct, should have some sort of set screw to prevent this from happening, ended up using duct tape to keep the sections together while cleaning the duct. Had no problems after that. Or purchase one that is all one piece like a plumbing snake.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kym Awesome
After 10 years of buildup, this tool and an hour of time, did the trick. Excellent product
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldGuy Works Great
My dryer was giving "Check Vent" errors. My vent pipe is 16' long, so I bought 2 of these so I could reach in all the way from the outside vent. It worked great and I got about a cubic foot of built up lint to come out. Dryer is working much better now.
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler Round, not hex connector, for drill -- and too large for my drill chuck.
My two big surprises were (1) that the ends of the rod sections were round, not hex-shaped, so there would have been a big chance of slipping in the chuck, and (2) the rod ends were bigger than the chuck of my battery operated drill. So I had to invent a work-around on the spot. I used a screwdriver bit holder, which fit perfectly into the rod end, and then taped it to keep it rotating together. This solution worked OK, but I was still disappointed. Other reviewers mentioned the pole sections threading together. On the model I bought, there were spring loaded "dimple" connectors - so there was no issue with the sections falling apart. Quality is adequate, and it got the job done. Price for me was more important than high quality, so I was happy overall.
July 12, 2016