Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 107
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Isrchu Easy way to clean clogged drains
I used this on my shower drain that became slow. I had tried the liquid drain cleaner, but since this is an old house and I don't know what the previous owners might have put down the drain, I was reluctant to use lye. I chose this RidGid auto feed hand spinner because it looked like the easiest to use. I have to agree with the previous reviews that there seems to be an issue with the locking pin. After some struggle I was able to engage the pin. Unfortunately, after a few seconds of use the pin became disengaged ( I was resting the unit on the shower drain, which put pressure on the trigger). After fiddling with it some more, and holding the unit up off the drain while I turned the crank it worked perfectly. Drain is clear, unit worked well, and I didn't have to pay a plumber $100
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by xebeck Better than chemicals
I found the Kwik-Spin very useful and reliable, it does what it promises, except that it could be tiring once the cable fed is too deep inside the pipes. Must have good strength, and expect 1 or 2 hours to extract blockage out of your pipes; also depends on your particular case. Good for the money, and better than calling the plumber.
January 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Anon Cable auto lock defective
Purchased today at HD. Auto lock completely defective. Must use quite a bit of strength one handed to continuously to lock cable while using other hand to crank. Excellent for causing carpal tunnel. Returned item to HD. Remaining single unit for sale also similarly defective.
Problem appears to be plastic locking pin is too small by fraction of inch or plastic notch is too big. It's either poor design or quality control. Otherwise unit appears to be good design and cable is high quality to resist kinking.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NotAPlumber Saved myself a service call and lots of money!!!!!
I had a slow draining tub and bathroom sink and this tool did the trick.
I had tried the hotwater and baking soda trick and other supposedly environmentally safe products but non did the trick. Because we are on a septic, I didn't want to use any of the harsher drain clog products so I decided to use this.
Boy was I surprised at how easy it was to use and clean up afterwards. I'd read reviews where other users had to look up how to use this on youtube but the directions on mine were pretty simple. It also looks nothing like the picture above. They are now grey in color but still the same old dependable Rigid product.
I pulled out some nasty globs of dog hair from my tub (previous owners) and cleaned out our bathroom sink with ease. I had so much fun using this that I decided to do the ensuite shower also.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by StephanieBB Amazing!
I pretty much have the same opinion as other reviewers. This product saved us a lot of money. For us it was a two-man job: one person feeding the snake and the other spinning the wheel when we hit a sharp turn or a blockage. The triumph of fixing your own plumbing issue for $40 is the best feeling!
March 24, 2013