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RIDGID

Model 41348

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Store SKU #264587

Kwik-Spin

$24.97 /each
  • Easy to use and clean up after use
  • Saves money from not using a plumber
  • Reviewers find it more eco friendly and effective than chemicals

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Product Overview

The new and improved KWIK-SPIN is an excellent choice for clearing blockages from small drain lines in showers, sinks, and tubs. The patented AUTOFEED trigger automatically feeds and retracts the cable as the drum turns. The AUTOFEED trigger makes the job quick and simple.

  • Clean hands operation - avoid mess and minimize job-site cleanup
  • Easily feeds cable - trigger lock allows smooth, nonstop operation so you can get on to the next job
  • Trigger lock button eliminates hand fatigue
  • 25 ft. of high-strength, kink-resistant 1/4 in. max-core cable included
  • Note: product may vary by store

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How durable is this product? I have bought less expensive ones and there junk ! will this product stay together?

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October 26, 2013
On my third one now hope this one does the trick!
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September 3, 2016
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It may work for one use. I just bought this auger and it cleared the blockage in the tub, but it would not recoil by turning the auger counter-clockwise. I pulled it out, and spent 45 minutes trying to get the auger to wind the coil back, getting pinched and whipped periodically. Conclusion: this is junk, but cheaper than calling a plumber.
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September 29, 2015
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it works very well ,I work in apt. complex opened 3 drains so far.can go right through top of bathroom sink after pulling plunger out and putting ball rod back in.dont use with drain cleaner,youll damage it.
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Dallas Texas
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September 29, 2015
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I would have this on my plumbing truck if I was still doing plumbing.
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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July 9, 2014
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It will stay together but does not negotiate some angles in pipes (as I discovered). If you have angles in your pipes, I recommend using one powered by a drill. They cost a little more but are well worth the expense.
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March 25, 2014
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This is the first one I purchase, and looks to be well constructed, however, it's usefulness is limited by the clomsy handling of the mechanism.
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March 14, 2014
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It may stay together but it also will not work.
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February 4, 2014
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The item seems very durable - the only issue I had was the coil would fold back on itself when attempting to negotiate a tight corner or bend in the drain. It is ,of course, not nearly as stiff as one a plumber might have.
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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February 4, 2014
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it works for small jobs, but large jobs, sped the money for an electric one.
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Twentynine Palms, CA, USA
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January 14, 2014
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I have use on one project. Extended us,e however. I did not use the turning handle but used it with my hands and worked well. I would not recommend for heavy duty use.
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October 30, 2013
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This tool should last a number of years provided that it is used for the purpose in which it was designed for. The Kwik-spin is intended primarily for residential, non-commercial appliations. This tool should handle a number of drain problems that one would encounter in the home such as bathtub, lavatory and kitchen sink back-ups.
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Can this be used on a bathroom sink? Is the head small enough to go thru the sink opening?If not,please recommend one that will.

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January 13, 2013
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Dallas Texas
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September 29, 2015
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As a retired master plumber from Texas, I can tell you that I wished I had one of these on my service truck, instead of the junk I had. A plumbers trick with any cable, is to place a small bend in the head end of the cable. This helps make the turns easier and causes a whipping action at the head instead of just a straight bore, so the cable scrapes the pipe better, for better cleaning.
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Spring Branch, TX 78070, USA
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March 31, 2014
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This cable would not fit the sink trap for me so I removed the P-Trap under the sink and entered the cable where the drain exits the wall.
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Saco, ME
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August 3, 2013
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without the sink stopper removed, the head will not fit through
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Ohio, USA
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May 2, 2013
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It probably won't fit through the drain, the only thing that will would be a plastic Zip-It. If you remove the P-trap it will do great and you'll get the bulk of the clog in one shot rather than working it over and over.
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Honolulu, HI, USA
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April 15, 2013
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I would think that this tool would have trouble passing through the trap (180 degree turn). You could try it, but if it doesn't work, then try removing the trap. When dealing with a bathroom sink you should first try and remove the U-shaped trap (pipe) as most often the clog is in the trap.
If the clog is further down the drain line, snake the short, horizontal drainpipe until it meets the vertical vent Read More
I would think that this tool would have trouble passing through the trap (180 degree turn). You could try it, but if it doesn't work, then try removing the trap. When dealing with a bathroom sink you should first try and remove the U-shaped trap (pipe) as most often the clog is in the trap.
If the clog is further down the drain line, snake the short, horizontal drainpipe until it meets the vertical vent pipe. If you still can't reach the clog, go onto your roof, locate the proper vent pipe and use this tool from that location. The snake will have no resistance until it either hits the clog or encounters the 90-degree elbow of the drainpipe. Once you feel resistance just squeeze the trigger while rotating the handle. You'll feel the snake advancing when the tip travels through the clog or elbow. GOOD LUCK! Read Less
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Maryland
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March 18, 2013
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Yes, the head is small enough to fit into a bathroom sink drain. I used mine very successfully on the shower drain which is much bigger. I think the head is about 1/2 inch in diameter. You should go to your local Home Depot and take a look at the size of the snake in person.
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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January 24, 2013
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This would work for bathroom & kitchen sinks, as well as the shower drain.
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Schenectady, NY, USA
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January 20, 2013
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If your sink has an integrated plug, probably not. You need a minimum 1/2" opening for the cable ball (end) to fit. If your sink has something at the (sink/drain) connection to keep big items from falling into the drain, you may be able to wind the ball through and use this item as the cable is only 1/4".
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January 14, 2013
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It depends on the size of the sink and in most cases the trap will need to be removed.
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How long is the cable?

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Firestone, CO
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August 1, 2016
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25 feet, but the actual length it extends could be less as the coil will likely curl in the pipe once the coil meets resistance, making the actual extended working length 20 feet or even less (just a guestimate).
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January 25, 2016
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It's 25 feet.
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The ones I have seen have 25 ft.
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Baltimore, MD
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June 8, 2015
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35' is claimed, but i've never measured it
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San Diego
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February 28, 2015
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25ft
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San Jose, CA
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January 10, 2015
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It is not full 25feet. There is a stopper towards the end and the usable cable length is probably a feet or two less than 25feet
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December 11, 2014
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25 foot
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October 9, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The cable is 25 ft. long.
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RIDGID
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My clog is at the bottom of the pipe in the basemet and I need something to unclog it going up instead of down would this work through all that?

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March 29, 2014
The clog is blackish and brownish and it clogging my drain toward the bottom of the pipe in the basement and I need something to unclog it the chemicals didn't work .
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September 29, 2015
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It will depend on what the stoppage is, and how far away you are trying to reach it from. Also, unstopping from downstream in a basement......get ready to be wet.
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It may. If there are angles in the pipes, this may not negotiate the turns (as I discovered). If you have many turns, buy one that is powered by a drill.
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May 21, 2014
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No, your basement drain is most likely 4" or larger, this is beeter suited for sink or shower/tube drains. Call a Professional.
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April 15, 2014
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I would think so,but sounds like it could be messy doing this way.
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April 15, 2014
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I don't think this opener can work for tough clog.
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Spring Branch, TX 78070, USA
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Yes, this device will work in any direction just keep forward pressure on the cable/spring coil as you feed it into the pipe.
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Let me say it this way, Nothing beats a FAILER but a try!!! I had no problem with it but I guess all work with this is a very slow process. Good luck with it...
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 245 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kwik spin After some trial and error I was able to open the drain using this tool September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Problem with two different units I hesitate to give a poor review on a product so many have rated highly; but, I have had two different issues, one with each of two different units. The first unit showed considerable rust a few days after first use - although, it did function as advertised. The second unit would not retract, so not only was I unable to go back and forth as the instructions advised, but it would not retract after extending its full length. Perhaps I was inept and perhaps it only looked like rust; or, perhaps I had the statistically unlikely experience of two deficient units. August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VERY GOOD PURCHASE Easy to use and unclog my shower, bathtub, and both of my sinks September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well This product is well deaigned. Cleared the clog quickly and easy to store when finished using. August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ridgid Kwik-spin The snake is to flimsy, you can't get any pressure on the snake to help push it through the drain and around any 90 degree bends. I will not buy this again. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent household snake The self feed feature really takes the effort out of unclogging the drain. Very nice that in reverse, you can turn the water on and clean the cable without touching it. The best household snake I have purchased. July 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not for the average woman I think I'm in good physical shape but, apparently, you need a lot of upper arm strength for this gadget. You have to squeeze the trigger handle with your left hand in order to lock in the cable & spin with the right hand. It was very difficult....the cable kept tangling up in itself. Perhaps for a man. I woke up with achiness in both arms. Did not work for me. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Flawlessly After being unable to clear our shower drain with a Zip-it hair snare (not a bad product, but not long enough to get to the main clog), and then making it worse by trying to use a plunger, I picked up one of these. It took maybe 30 seconds to clear the drain with this. It was almost too easy. July 6, 2016
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