Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 241
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg999 Works OK, cleared one drain.
Works fairly well but hard to get around some corners. Difficult to impossible to keep the drive trigger latched, I suggest wrapping with string to keep the trigger pressed. Should have purchased the drill operated version, winding 25 feet of this is a real chore.
Wish it was a little longer, really needed another 10 feet for one drain line. Couldn't get this to go through the drain in the tub, just not flexible enough to get around the very tight trap. Doesn't always get around joints in the pipes.
January 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HB53 Didn't work!
Just before dinner on Saturday night I noticed both sides of the kitchen sink were not draining. As if I didn't have enough to do! I removed the elbow under the sink and saw and felt a lot of junk and knew the blockage was between the sink and the bathroom 15 feet away. I tried to force some water with a hose but that came back. I saw this product online and needed it right then and there so I checked it Home Depot had any. I spoke to one of the employees on the floor and he gave me a little advice but he said he would call a pro. Should have taken his advice, This product is made in Mexico and it is of poor quality. When I spun about a foot out in the store all seemed well. When I tried it at home, I got about four feet and then it started to get tangled. That trigger with the orange button did not work very well. I finally unscrewed the four screws and got to the end and tried to wind it back in and it did not work. The same guy at Home Depot said they would not take it back because of what the product is used for and Ridgid has a Full Life Warranty stamp on it. I am not taking more time and money to ship this back to maybe get a refund of just the price. I paid a guy $187 this morning to snake the pipe with a professional snake on a Sunday. Should have listened to the floor employee. Lesson learned at the school of hard knocks!
May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KyleC Simple solution to a recurring problem
Worked perfectly to resolve the hair clog in my bath tub. After treating my drain with several bottles of drain cleaner, I eventually experienced a complete stoppage. For $30, I decided to give this option a try before calling the plumber. The Home Depot video was straightforward and guided me through the process. Took roughly 10-15 minutes and the hair clog was removed. Great tool to have!
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DE44MAG05 Made in USA!
I had a plugged tub drain. I couldn't find my snake that was similar to the 10 dollar manual versions (most likely lent it out). I decided to look at Home Depots reviews and found the Rigid Quik Spin to have the best overall rating. This tool worked so well I was amazed. I have copper drain and cast iron main line. The hair plug was where the 1 1/2" drain met the main line. This snake went through each bend with ease. As soon as I felt it auger through the plug I pulled straight out without turning and a foot long clump of my girlfriends hair came out! Awesome and easy to use. I was done in less than 10 minutes!
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AtoZ Great must-have tool in the house
This snake was easy to figure out how to use. It does tire my arm out after using it but it's a great tool to have in the house for those inevitable blocked drains.
April 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Blackwbg NOT RECOMMENDED FOR TOILETS!
Bought it for a clogged toilet and it would not work. The instructions are on the inside of the plastic wrapping and the first line is "Not recommended for toilets." Nothing in ad or website says that, much less on the product itself.
April 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DIYnTexas Just as advertised
So after spending 75 dollars for the plumber on a few occasions I decided to look into purchasing a tool similar to the one the plumber used.
After reading the reviews on this product I decided to buy one, it took all of 15 minutes to un-clog a shower drain that I had previously tried liquid plumber on to no avail.
I would recommend this product to all DIY's
March 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jules Locking mechanism did not work
Overall, the tool seemed well made (coil seemed sturdy, etc.) but the lack of a functioning locking mechanism unfortunately negates all that. Returned to Home Depot.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill No muss, no fuss. It works..FAST!
At first, I was a bit reluctant to spend the extra money for this product over a regular snake, but decided to give it a try. The "spin" mechanism is well worth the extra money and makes a clunky process easy, fast, simple and a lot less messy. I just "spun" the cable into the drain, worked the clog and spun it back. Took about a minute and the end of it pulled a big glob of hair out of the drain pipe about the size of a golf ball. Drain works great now! Well worth the $'s and A LOT cheaper than having a plumber do it!
October 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheJanitor Not really useful
Like so many others have commented; the locking mechanism doesn't really work well making it difficult to use this snake. Also the snake itself could be more rigid as it doubles over if the drain is wider than your average sink drain, but I guess it wasn't made for such pipes.
February 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Swlk Poor functioning product
This product looks nice but does not function well at all. Used it once and threw it away. It retracts ok, but the advancement of it is terrible. Directions are lacking as well.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jdubyargh This tool really didn't fix anything-
Honestly, the whole purpose of buying a drain snake was to snake my drain. That unfortunately didn't happen in this instance. I ended up taking the drain apart, which I wanted to avoid doing instead of using the snake that was pretty much useless. Save yourself the money and the time and just take the drain apart.
February 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis autofeed
I had high hopes for it... but that trigger feed is not all its cracked up to be.. I've tried it manual, and locked, and it slips.. whatever I am dealing with in the pipe is probably about a 3rd of the 25 foot length.. the slipping feed then causes whatever is in the spool to get wound up inside.. it's a mess to get it all straightened up and rewound back to the starting point.. I've tried it 4 times now, and I am taking a break and writing this review.. I don't know what this clog could be that is so tough, it's a kitchen sink. and I am feeding straight through the pipe the P trap connects to.
December 30, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sean I am so mad
I followed the directions on the inside of the wrapper. Extended the snake down the overflow in the tub. I could not rewind the snake. I had to pull the snake out by hand, and it took several attempts to get it to stay inside the crank. This resulted in a mess. I probably got the 1 in 100 that didn't work, but that still means a lot of people out there are going to end up with a mess. Good luck.
January 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 715o must have
I saw this on This old House ,It work great on the first drain i tried
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vonzales Drain Snake
KWIK-SPIN cleared a hair clog out of the bathtub drian via the over-flow drain.
Very simple, very easy, and a little bit disgusting.
A plumber would have charged 5X to10X more than the price of the drain snake.
Wife is happy, daughter thinks I'm awesome, and I saved $$.
Win Win Win!
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silverstang Handy
Bought this in sale recently thought it would be a good idea to have in hand in case of a plumbing issue, and sure enough it got out to use and it works wonderfully. Saved me tons of money on renting a snake.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doityourselfer workable
Was fairly easy to use but is not as sturdy as it appears. The trigger is somewhat awkward to use while spinning the line.
February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by venki Rewind dont work, confusing autofeed button
Had hard time using this. forrowk worked fine, rewinding took forever and wire left out. what is the use of autofeed when it does not work, i dont mind holding the trigger while winding and unwinding but in either case I had an issue with unwinding it.
January 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by menuanddogblu Flimsy and worthless
The instructions are printed on the plastic seal which makes reading them extremely difficult. The plastic pin which is essential for the thing to work broke when the trigger was squeezed the first time. I am no hercules either. So I essentially don't know how it works since the pin that locks the balbearings in place to feed the coil broke. Wish I could exchange it for something else. Very disappointed.
December 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jal1 poorly made locking mechanism
After just two uses locking mechanism wont work, it did the job but had it too long to return.
February 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LOTL Did the trick for a toilet clog
Did the trick for an overloaded toilet that didnt want to plunge. Directions were easy enough, not sure what others are complaining about. Pull the trigger, push the button and rotate clockwise to extend, counter clockwise to retract. Takes a lot of rotation to get it to feed, but maybe that was a good thing. I have used powered ones before that a plumber friend let me use and it did make for a quicker job. The slightly more expensive version that you connect a drill to, may have been a better choice. For the money though i guess you cant go wrong.
March 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dj66 meh
Its a two man project with this thing. One to crank and one to feed the line when youvget to the stoppage. I ended up calling the plumber anyway.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SG47 Saved us a few hundred dollars
We have an old house, and the drain pipes all seem to contain odd angles and bends. The bath drain was very slow (inches of water accumulated during a shower), I tried various approaches, nothing worked, first try with the kwik spin I removed a GIANT hairball. Unfortunately, the bath was then totally blocked. I spent a frustrating hour or so trying to reach the blockage, but to no avail, so called Roto Rooter- they arrived, and mentioned that the flat fee was $400+- I decided that was too much, and had another go with the Kwik-Spin, and finally (probably took another hour or so of trying to encourage the snake to go round some sort of bend or other) removed another plug of hair. So- long story short- it saved me a good bit of cash today, but especially if you have eccentric plumbing, may take quite a bit of perseverance.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by c65490de Did the job
Had a blocked drain. This worked well and did the job as needed.
February 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by berniez Locking mechanism does not lock
This would be a good tool if locking mechanism worked. The cable would just not lock into the tool. Just kept slipping as I turned the tool. This is going back to try another brand
February 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikees Cleaned out the cleanout
Cleaned out the cleanout, did what I needed done, didn't need a plumer
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReluctantPlumber It really works.
With 4 kids the shower gets clogged on a regular basis. Whether it is my daughters' hair or small toys that come into the tub and down the drain, this tool helps pull the "foreign objects" out and clear the drain for a smooth flow.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparty76 Works great
I bought this to unclog a floor drain that had a couple of 90 degree bends that I couldn't maneuver a manual snake around. Using the auto feed, I had the drain cleared in 5 min.
January 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Story Hated it
It didn't help at all was awkward and hard to use. I did use it once and will not use it again. too hard to turn it not at all helpful I would return it if I could.
January 12, 2015