Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 254
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by swschult It does the job
Once you get the hang of it, this item works pretty well. The amount of revolutions required to advance the cable a mere 10' is probably in the hundreds, and it is best if you have plenty of time on your hands before starting a job. The hardest part about this tool is understanding that you have to turn the crank S-L-O-W-L-Y; otherwise, the tip will not bore into the clogged area, and instead will flop around while you keep feeding cable into the pipe. Turn the crank slowly - SLOWLY - and when you think you have hit a clog, pull back a foot or so and then turn the crank even slower. Let the tip work its way through the clog. Once you understand how it works, you'll be glad you bought it. The cable rusts if you don't oil it, and the locking mechanism is not especially robust, but it's a good tool for the money.
June 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by zenthing FRUSTRATING DESIGN
Spinning out is OK, but when you try and recoil it it just spins and never rewinds. Somehow I've had 2 of these and both of them were JUNK!!!
August 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey Cleared my sink line!
Was very easy to use and of general good quality. I used it for a kitchen sink drain and it cleared first try.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brittany My Lifesaver
I made the mistake of rinsing out a cat litter box in my tub and the drain was almost sealed shut for weeks. I tried everything i could think of except liquid drain cleaner, which in my experience doesn't work at all. I tried the plastic augers, the flat stiff 15' ones, the boiling water and dish soap trick, plunging.... we were about to pay at minimum about $200 for a plumber, but i decided to buy this first and see if it worked. It was a little confusing getting it going but after a few minutes i pulled out a HUGE wad of hair and cat litter and now my drain is clear and working perfectly. I would highly recommend getting this before calling a plumber.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwilkers Perfect tool! Lifesaver!
Being in a home with 3 females, hair clogs are my nightmare! Every few months, I have to snake out the basement drain, where the bathroom plumbing from upstairs intersects. I have ruined several drum-type snakes that cost half of what this snake costs. The cheaper snakes are not self-feeding and get bends in the spring-type lines, ruining them.
After the purchase of this tool, I have a feeling I will never ruin it.. pluse it feeds itself as it twists, so snaking it 15 feet through twists and turns is automatic. 5 minutes and the drain is clear.. no hassles, no fighting the snake, no ruined tools.
I no longer have to be intimidated by clogs again... Perfect product!!!
June 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stefon Do not expect much
The plumbing snake was about what i expected. This is definitely a lower end product, meant for a simple task. I was able to make use of the product, but the instructions are somewhat confusing. I am not sure how the crank was supposed to work. It does eventually spin enough to feed the snake into the storage chamber. However, the tripod bearings do not help much.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frank Clogged Bathtub/Sink Line Solved!
I had a bathtub backing up and it had been a slow drain for a while but finally clogged and would take 4-6 hours to go down. I tried to use a wire fish tape but no luck. I could not get the wire past 3' because it had barely any flexibility vs this tool. I got mad and looked online and saw this for $30. I took it home and ran it 4' then pulled it out with no hair/gunk. Tried again about 8' and I finally got something on the end of it. So I went 10' down my pipes about 4 separate times and after the first two good size wads of hair/trash I ran hot water down the drain and it's draining great now! Way cheaper than a plumbing bill! 9' down the drain and no issues with this tool. I went through the stopper access as the drain hole was too small. Say hello to my Christmas presents for everyone this year! I'm a first time homeowner/do it yourselfer. It's not hard to use.
May 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Great product!!!
This drain auger worked very well, the only drawback I found was the body, handle and trigger were plastic.
July 21, 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 chuppi Works very well
Water flow stopped in my kitchen sink. Very soon realized that the problem is far away from the kitchen sink. Took out U bend and then used this. When i tried a household cable, It got stuck around 4feet. With this I could go on to around 12 feet without any problem. I stopped because I live in a small condo and there is no way the clog would be that far away.
Saved me a lot of money and gave the satisfaction of doing it myself.
Couple of suggestions to the product maker.
- When you say it is 25feet, it should be 25feet usable cable. There is a stopper towards the end. I believe you can only use around 23feet.
- Length marking on the cable would be nice to have
I still will give you 5stars because it works well and looks pretty sturdy.
January 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NotHappy Nice to have around for quick fix.
Light and easy to handle when your under a sink. Flexible enough to go through pop up instead of taking apart trap.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tucker Useful product
Our bathroom sink is not draining the water but with use of kwik-spin the problem was solve in an instant. It clears the clog by reaching to the farthest part of the pipe that it can stretch out. Really happy with the result and I'm glad I purchased this tool.
June 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Horrible to use, does not function as advertised
Trigger lock failed to function properly & cable failed to deploy or retract even when holding the trigger. All of the feeding into the pipe, retraction and then recoiling it into the tool had to be done manually. I have a cheap manual snake that works better. Don't waste your $
June 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TonyP Spin it out!!!
I didn't really want to buy this, but I couldn't find the other one I bought from Home Depot. Works as expected, it's sturdy and made out of metal so it's much better than the plastic ones.
June 18, 2015
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handydandylady Miracle Worker!!!
This product is absolutely WONDERFUL!! My bathroom sink was draining into my tub. After doing a bit of online research I found that there was a blockage in the "main drain" (the pipe that the tub and sink drain into)so I rodded through the overflow on the tub and hit the blockage I pulled it out and there was a lot of lint and hair on the end, but it still wasn't draining properly. So I put it through a few more times and finally it was draining freely. I'm VERY HAPPY that I have a great product and I saved money by not having to hire a plumber so it was a win-win for me.
February 27, 2013
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 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