Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 245
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tooljunkie 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wbee It Does What It's Designed to Do
I plunged a blockage beyond the sink trap and thought all was well until I did a load of laundry. The blockage just moved beyond the sinks' traps lower in the stack and when the washer emptied,it emptied onto the laundry room floor and backed up into the sinks,one of which has a garbage disposal.
In order,I tried plunging it again,using generic Liquid Plumber,and removing, cleaning the traps(the traps were clean.),and checking the washer line(which was clean also.)
Not wanting to pay a plumber until I had to,I went to Home Depot and bought this tool.
Having already removed the traps,I got access to the lowest line I could without cutting into a wall.
In about twenty feet,it broke up what I suspect was a chicken grease-coffee grounds-egg shell ball,pulled the line back and forth a few times,removed the snake,spun it back into the tool,and reassembled everything.
It did not pull out the obstruction but it broke it into smaller pieces so that by blocking one side of the double sink,the plunger moved the broken up pieces to the lowest pipe.
I did a load of laundry and the dishes and all is well.
But read the product description and don't ask it to do something it is not designed to do. No more often that I will use this,I did not spring for the version you can advance with an electric drill.
But it did what it was designed to do.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Just call a plumber...
This thing was on the clearance rack at HD and now I know why. It didn't feed the snake once I placed it in the drain and then worse yet it wouldn't retract. I had to take it apart just to get it back in the case for a return. Definitely a design flaw. I ended up calling a plumber after wasting 3hrs with this product. Just save your time and mess and get the pros with a motorized snake in there.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bubba Unstopped my stubborn tub drain on the first try!
Like the trigger self feeding cable feature. Read the instructions and also watched a tutorial on UTube just to be sure. I spent more on various bottles of drain cleaners that didn't work than this little unit cost. Never found out what caused my clog but felt no resistance while using the tool was done start to finish in 10 minutes or less. Very satisfied.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pstambau Very poor quality
Only after two uses, the plastic housing and coil retention feature were cracked and unable to perform to expectations Very, very poor quality compared previous versions ( clearly due to costcutting activities)
July 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jayy Review
Fine for light jobs. Hard to tell sometimes if it is going out or not. Trigger grip system did not work well
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Waste of money
It doesn't work it's a waste of money
Buy the real deal spend more money buying a good tool not this toy.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrooklynJeff Love the autofeed
Worked the first time on my bath sink. Pulled the trap, and found the clog must be way down at the end of the horizontal pipe. First i tried a bladder / hose to force it out, but it must've found a way to go around the clog via a vent pipe or something..
This is all plastic as opposed to my old one which is all metal. But that one had no autofeed mechanism. This is a great feature, though it does feed slowly. But it spins pretty easily - good thing cause you'll have to spin it a couple of hundred times. not a bad trade off if your jammed under the sink.
When the job was done it was much easier to just pull the cable out of the pipe, rinse the gunk, let it dry and then manually push it back into the drum ( like my old one).
I'm hoping the plastic "trigger" and locking mechanism hold up. It works but seems a little clunky, so minus 1 star for that . I could see that failing someday, but I'm not a pro, so I hopefully don't need to do this again for another year or 2
June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TOMR1976 Dont plan on getting the cable back in.
It is easier just to pull the cable out and use it alone. The cable will not go back into the device unless its still in the pipe. It will take too much time and your shoulder will be shot before it gets back in. The action going forward or reverse is extremely slow in proportion to the turning of the handle. Your better off just buying a cable that you can coil up then this junk.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jj Works very well . Cleared the clog
This kwik spin really does work. The other snakes I have tried do not work like this one. In fact the others did not work for me. This kwik spin patent really does work. The snake is held by three knobs that keep the snake in place to clear the clog. The spin movement is different as well, it seems to grab and guide it self better in the pipe. It cleared the clog for me.
It costs a little bit more than other snakes but it was much cheaper than a plumber by a long way !!!!
May 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robin It worked ok
I didn't find it too hard to use this product and it did work as far as when turning the handle, it twisted and turned down into the toilet. The only bad part is that it does not wind back up for me. I have tried to turn it backwards so that it retracts but I think once you have it almost all the way out, it won't go back in as you turn the handle. I hope this makes some kind of sense but basically I could not get the coil to go back into the device. I now see why people recommend electric ones.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by abelew Worth the money
It's worth the money. You'll have to work at the block in the drain. I had to dig at the blockage 3 times before I was able to break through it. Just keep removing the end and cleaning it out.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Skymopper It Does The Job
The snake coil stayed untangled during the operation, which is critical. The self-feeding feature is helpful but felt flimsy.
Overall good value that gets the job done. I would recommend this tool to light-duty blockages.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThatSacramentoDude Works Perfectly
I hadn't needed a snake in years, decades even. This one is the right tool at the right time in the right place with the right price. The best part: the auto-feed trigger. Hold or lock the trigger down and crank the handle, and it automatically turns the auger and feeds the snake out. retracting is just as simple.
Even better, it's designed to do down sinks (note: NOT for toilets!), but I removed the P-Trap anyway. Being full of steel line, it is heavy, but worth it. Got a difficult job done in about 5 minutes (not including removing P-trap).
April 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CJM Good price for what it's designed to do...
This snake is not commercial grade - it is a far cry from something made out of titanium, so to speak. But for the price (and the fact it saves you a $200 visit from your friendly local plumber) it does the small jobs around the house just fine. It is made of plastic, for the most part, but it seems durable enough. Just use it for what it is designed for ("Honey, the shower's not draining properly!") and after just one successful application you're ahead of the game, money wise.
April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Neese Waste of money.
Did not work and difficult to operate. Had to call a specialist to snake slow-moving basement. drain.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pravus Decent drain auger for the price
Unfortunately, what I thought was a clog, was a full septic tank - whoops! You live, you learn.
As for the auger though, it worked as expected. This kind works really easily to extend, you just turn the handle, and out it goes, spinning all the way. It pulls back easy. Then the less fun part of cleaning (if you're going to) and feeding it back into the drum is still pretty easy. Unfortunately, some of the line was a little rusted, the first time I pulled it out. Makes you wonder if it had been used... yuck! Don't even want to go there.
February 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JP don't waste your time
Your going to have to spin, spin, spin 1000 times around. The wire comes out and in at such a slow rate your arm will fall off before you go 20 feet
April 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Timebirds Bought mine today
It was easy to get all 25 yards into the drain pipe behind the bathroom sink but getting it back out is a problem. I removed the PVC pipes from the sink itself and went straight into the wall. I've done this before but with a different auger. Last time, I pulled out a large clump of hair and the drain worked fine for about a year afterwards. Right now - I am in a quandary because the Ridgid is fully extended into the pipe and appears to be snagged on something and I can't get it back out. Any suggestions that ANYONE might have would be appreciated as it's New Year's Eve and I am now unlikely to be able to get a plumber here before Monday...
December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike A++++++++
1st try and it got the job done in my bathtub. i would recomend this to anyone.
April 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Captain Drain cleaner/clearer
Saw this item in Home Depot. Recommended by a plumbing savvy fellow customer. He was right! It worked great to clear the clog and for the price, much cheaper than calling a plumber. Now we have it for the future. Only drawback is there rewind feature is not that good, but you can feed the snake back into the chamber by hand. Recommend this product.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner No Good!
I tried using this to unclog my bathtub which was completely clogged. I attempted to run it past the blockage point for about 1 hour, but it would not go past that point. The stop lever on the handle did not stay engaged, so the snake kept releasing when I turned the handle. This was not worth the effort.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Msfixit Got the job done!
Fast and easy to use. Unclogged my hairy drain. Very happy with it.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LadyHomeowner Clear Pipes FTW!
The pipe below my utility sink was nearly clogged with lint (it took over an hour for water to drain from a load of laundry), and I was dreading having to pay a plumber to snake it. A guy at my local Home Depot recommended this to me (as well as some lint traps to prevent future clogs). It definitely took some patience to clear the clog… a few passes back and forth, cleaning tangled up lint off the end of the snake, and flushing with hot water. It also took me a minute to understand what the red "kwik lock" button was doing, and I kept knocking it out of place with my thumb, but I got there. When I got partial flow going again, I plunged the drain, and I think that dislodged the last bits. Nothing beats seeing that whirlpool! For $30, it's a no brainer. To my fellow lady homeowners, this took light-to-moderate elbow grease… my hands got tired from gripping the handle, but it was easy otherwise. I expected to have to work harder to turn it when I got to the clog, but slow and steady worked best.
March 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by olddog plumbers snake
Very difficult to use. The locking system would not work so it would not engage. No instructions came with the unit. Very discouraging when your basement is flooding
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by krosmon Worked Great
It was a bit difficult for me to use, but my son came by and had the sink blockage gone in no time. I am very happy with this.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tri987 Great price and does the job!
Just picked this up today after drain cleaners couldn't stop the clog in my shower. Standing in puddles is no fun.
Stuck the auger down the drain and kept unwinding. Because the clog was a clump of hair I didn't know when I hit. I eventually wound it back in and low and behold a nasty black clump of gooey hair came with it.
I'm very thankful for the easy and inexpensive job. Much more eco friendly than chemicals and more effective.
I'd also like to add that the unit is bigger than I expected. I thought it would be palm size but its double that. If anything this makes it more strong and sturdy.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justsomeguy The best 75$ snake there is.,
What is great is that it only costs 30$.
Fair online reviews are tough to write and difficult to evaluate. Here is my attempt:
This product is a spring, in a plastic bowl, with a handle and a knob. Its purpose in life is to clear a soft blockage, in a residential environment, within 20' of a drain, in a pipe less than 1.5 inches in diameter, requiring not more than 360 degrees of bending. It requires ~ 1 hour of your time, and 30$. It will exceed this expectation.
For me, it was the difference between a bathroom being usable on a sunday night (less than 24 hours after the drain became clogged, or all that is involved in having a plumber do the job. I would still have to be there while they did the work, so my time is involved. I would also have to pay them for the visit.
You can not blame the tool, 'chinese junk' is usually 'I wanted 25$ in value for 10$ in cash.' This tool provides value greater than its price.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NosRaine The best
Wow it didn't even took me 10 minutes, the best I've ever used
May 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jerome Excellent Product
My kids clogged the sink in the upstairs bathroom. Tried using Drank, but it didn't work. I bought the RIGID Kwik-Spin from Home Depot. Followed the instructions. it cleared the clogged drain just as the video said. I highly recommend this product.
March 17, 2016