Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 60
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kaetzel66 Easy to use on clogged pipes
I have used it 4 times to clean out my sewer line. I cut through tree roots but had to work at it. It really does a nice job. I recommend you read the directions and watch the dvd. I bought the auto feeder but I really haven't had the need to use it. I bought an extra 1/2 inch 50 foot cable for when I tear up the 3/8 cable it came with. But, it does great with the 3/8 cable cleaning out a 4" main line. I would buy again, but, This one will last for years.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by oldhotrodder2 This is a time ( money ) saver !
I purchased this K400 unit for $499.00 and thought it would be pretty handy to have to assist me in maintaining 22 apartments. I was getting tired of calling a local, 34 miles away, plumber, waiting 1 or 2 days for them to show up, cut into a sewer line or drain line, push the plug down the line, charge me $350.00 minimum and leave me with the mess to clean up, usually to have it happen again.
This unit is fairly easy to move around, with the wheels attached and an adjustable handle, It can easily be moved to within 24 inches of a cabinet or vent line, insert the auger or spiral tool, slowly feed the line in, control the rotation with the included foot switch and clean the line !
The first time I used this unit, I was thoroughly impressed with the ease of use. Did a great job and was easy to move and clean up too.
MOST IMPORTANT ! Please read the users manual or watch the DVD, it will make using this machine as easy and safe as it can be.
Cleaning drains or sewers is not fun, but this unit will make is a lot easier ! Money well spent for a quality tool.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JohnCuervo SUPERB Product
I run a company dedicated to developing products that minimize water consumption in applications that typically use water, as waterfree urinals, wastewater treatment, septic sludge and others.
In these applications you will always face problems with blockages in pipes, so that every time we needed to make an unblocking we used to call a specialized technician.
From this experience I decided to purchase a drain cleaning machine to facilitate the process, reduce time and costs to my clients and also make some money.
So far this machine has withstood the use and abuse, has been able to solve 95% of the obstructions that have occurred and those that have not been able to solve were related with problems caused by tree roots.
To start a business, this machine is wonderful, but the area in which I work requires me a more stronger unit so soon I must purchase a larger capacity unit.
This machine can easily solve blockages caused by organic and inorganic materials into the pipes. thanks to its flexibility it can accommodate almost any defect in the design of the drainage, it is very quiet and can be easily operated by a person with basic training.
I recommend the machine to simultaneously use a water hose with pressure for best results and for cleaning purposes.
We use this machine at least 10 times in the week and works as new.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TheDougmeister Does exactly what it says it will do!
I bought this unit because of the frustration I had with using chemicals that were slow working at best, or just didn't work at all. When chemicals didn't work I had to call in the pros, which isn't exactly cheap. I have a particular floor drain in the basement that is problematic and gets very slow and eventually so bad it may as well be blocked completely. This only happens once every 18 months or thereabouts, but enough to justify buying the K400. I knew from the last time the roto-rooter guy was here that the problem was going to be deep inside the drain. I started putting in the cable and it was going in the drain nicely, almost too nicely. With maybe 5 feet left in the drum I was getting nervous thinking I'm not going to make it to the blockage. Suddenly the cable pretty much stopped and I knew I hit something. I backed it off a bit and then just let it chew away at the problem. Although it might be a little over-kill for how much I'll be using it, it worked like a charm and I'm glad to have it! My drain runs like new again.
Mine was supposed to come with a pair of leather gloves but they were missing. I suspect someone probably ripped them off from the store where I purchased the unit. Everything else seemed to be there, so it wasn't a reason to return the unit. Besides, I didn't buy it for the gloves! I'm just glad it worked as advertised! You might want to check the box before you drag it all the way home; just sayin'.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Weston Auto Feeder
I'm a 68 yr old retiree home owner and I bought the K-400 1/2 x 50 sewer machine. I was just tired of being ripped off by the sewer cleaners who wanted to dig my basement up to take care of my sewer problems after cleaning the sewer.
The K-400 exceded my expectations. It works great and with ease. I bought the auto feeder and am not to impressed with it as it seems to have to be aligned with the cable to have it reverse to the drum. That means pulling the cable out of the sewer to get aligned with the auto feeder to get it to work. I think it would be faster just pulling it out to the drum without the auto feeder. Over all this machine is absolutely worth the money and would highly recommend it to anyone.
May 15, 2014