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1/4 in. x 25 ft. Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger

Product Overview

Designed for most sink, shower and tub drains, this BrassCraft 1/4 in. x 25 ft. Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger can be operated manually or with an attached drill motor (not included). It features a center-balanced pistol grip that helps improve control and offers a comfortable operation. The auger's quick-lever cable lock provides fast, simple and secure cable adjustments. Great for clearing stubborn clogs.
  • Use to clear 1-1/4 in. - 2 in. lines
  • 25 ft. cable with 1/4 in. diameter provides adequate reach into drains helping clear household clogs
  • High-impact polymer housing for durability
  • Quick-lever cable lock provides easy cable adjustments and securely locks the cable
  • Can be operated manually or with a drill motor attached adding extra power for stubborn clogs (motor not included)
  • Center-balanced pistol grip keeps the weight of the cable over your wrist for a comfortable operation and better control
  • Rubber over-mold in the pistol-grip handle helps minimize hand fatigue and enhance comfort during operation
  • Screw construction

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
22.25 in
Assembled Height (in.)
6.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)
20.125 in
Cable diameter (in.)
.25
Cable length (ft.)
25
Maximum pipe size cleared (in.)
2
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)
1.25

Details

Auger Type
Other
Power Source
Manual
Powered cable feed
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool
Winding drum
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One year limited warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 361 reviews
  • 79% recommend this product
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Garbage.
This is good for about 6' after that it crinkled up on me. Never reached the clog. Do not buy!
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Response from BrassCraft MfgSep 20, 2017
Hi Shawn -
We are sorry to hear of your experience with our Pistol Grip Drum Auger. We would like to help you resolve your problem. Please call one of our Customer Service Representatives toll-free at 877-272-7755. Thank you for letting us know you had an issue. We look forward to assisting you.
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    WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY/USE THIS!!! This auger has no reliable way to keep the cable from completel...
    WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY/USE THIS!!! This auger has no reliable way to keep the cable from completely coming out of the drum and no marking on it to indicate you are nearing the end of the cable. Fortunately, when I found this out it didn't drop into the drain--if that had happened, I guess I'd be calling the manufacturer to have them pay the expense of retrieving it from the drain. I've attached a photo of what this thing looks like after this happens. It's in a homer bucket ready for its trip back to Home Depot for a refund.
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      I almost never leave reviews online, but I'm happy to be able to use my bathroom sink again! I us...
      I almost never leave reviews online, but I'm happy to be able to use my bathroom sink again! I used it manually, without a drill, and it took about three tries to unclog our completely stopped sink. Ended up with a wad of hair the size of my hand! Would have given it five stars if the line didn't come completely out of the drum. There is a bulge in the line that seems like it's supposed to stop it, but they need to make it bigger. Not too bad to fix though, just feed it back in. Wish I would have read that before I took it apart. Now my sweetheart doesn't have to empty the sink with a cottage cheese container every morning!
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        1 person found this helpful
        It worked great 3 times then while using it to clear a kitchen sink drain, the part that the snak...
        It worked great 3 times then while using it to clear a kitchen sink drain, the part that the snake goes through snapped off the canister that stores the snake thus rendering it useless. Very poorly built with cheap plastic. Great Idea but not thought through on design. This was home owner used not professionally used and the job should not of been demanding of this tool.
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        Response from BrassCraft MfgApr 5, 2017
        Hello Erickiss,
        We are sorry to hear about your experience with this product. We appreciate your feedback and we would like to get more information regarding your experience. Please call our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
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        2 people found this helpful
        This Auger was light weight rugged and extremely easy to...
        This Auger was light weight rugged and extremely easy to use.
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        • Verified Purchase
        worked as claimed and cleared out our problem.
        worked as claimed and cleared out our problem.
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        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended
        Worked brilliantly, and saved me a tone of money instead of calling the plumber. Be careful not ...
        Worked brilliantly, and saved me a tone of money instead of calling the plumber. Be careful not to over twist the snake or you'll get kinks in it.
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          • Recommended
          3 people found this helpful
          pefect tools
          I AM APLUMER, IT IS VERY HELPFUL. AND CLEAR WELL DONE, A NICE PURCHASE, RECOMMEND!
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            • Recommended
            It works!
            I was skeptical, but I bought anyway. I took it to my worst drain. And it worked as advertised. That 50 year old drain now works again. The rest of the drains in my house beware, you're next.
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            • DIY
            • Recommended
            27 people found this helpful
            4 Star Review
            Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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            • Verified Purchase
            Don't waste your time and money
            Bought this thinking it would help and it absolutely didn't. I should have listened to my gut with the bad reviews. Got it home, hooked it up to my drill, turned the drill to slow speed, turned the direction to reverse, and in 2 seconds the drill attachment stripped and broke out of the housing. So I thought, ok, I'll just use the hand crank. Within 5 turns, the "lock" came undone and the snake came springing out about 4 feet. Pushed it all back in, made sure the "lock" was tightly pushed in, tried again. This time it only took 3 turns for the "lock" to release and again about 4 feet of snake popped out from the drum. Back to HD it went. Don't waste your time or money on this thing unless you have a completely straight pipe and don't mind using the hand crank.
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              Disappointed
              Had an emergency. Bought this, thought the sliding push button lock to hold the auger cable would speed things up. That thing would not hold the cable at all, as soon as you start to spin it with the lock on, it loosens up and you loose tension on the cable. Returned, going to buy one with a thumb screw.
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                2 people found this helpful
                This product does not work well at all. It gets...
                This product does not work well at all. It gets to he clog and tangles into a knot. If I could give it 0 stars, I would do so.
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                Response from BrassCraft MfgDec 22, 2017
                Hi Michelle123 -

                We are sorry to hear this was your experience with our Pistol Grip Auger. We’d love the opportunity to speak more with you about it. Please reach out to our Customer Support Team toll-free at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
                • Verified Purchase
                Cleared the clog the first time good tool for...
                Cleared the clog the first time good tool for the price
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                • Verified Purchase
                One first use, full 25 feet out. Attached to drill and seemed to work fine but then cable "bit" p...
                One first use, full 25 feet out. Attached to drill and seemed to work fine but then cable "bit" popped up and out of plastic housing! And then could not get cable to coil back up inside housing. If cable fully out, not sure anyone could get it back inside and coiled. Returned for refund.
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                  Product did not come with any instructions. Handle is not balanced well but as another reviewer ...
                  Product did not come with any instructions. Handle is not balanced well but as another reviewer stated ends up getting more in the way (poor design). While the auger is fine the quick-release cable lock can give you some trouble. It is difficult to tell if it is locked or not. The reason why this is so important is because it can come loose very easily. It does not have a "lock nut" as another person states but a simple push lock to clamp the cable from moving. One can only operate this is reverse otherwise cable unlocks. While operating with a drill the shaft kept slipping and only turned the cable periodically. The entire plastic piece holding drill insert came off twice. I was impressed when I saw it in the store but not impressed when used in the real world. Returning it tomorrow.
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                  Response from BrassCraft MfgDec 27, 2017
                  Hi disappointed -

                  Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience with our Power Pistol-Grip Drum Auger. It is through feedback like yours that we are able to improve upon our products. We will address the issue with our quality department. We would like to discuss your experience in further detail and resolve your issue. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
                    if you attach drill to the unit make sure you...
                    if you attach drill to the unit make sure you go slow or you will strip the lug
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                    Response from BrassCraft MfgNov 12, 2017
                    Hi Vernon - Thank you for your comment. You are correct, when addressing a clog slowly does the trick. In addition to the issue you mentioned, if you try to force the snake cable through the drain too fast, it sometimes will kink or bend back on itself. Extend the snake cable into the drain a few inches at a time, gradually extending it. And once you feel it reach the clog, move even slower. It is the rotation of the cable that will loosen the clog. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 if you need further assistance.
                    • Verified Purchase
                    Didn't seem to wind up by turning knob, had to...
                    Didn't seem to wind up by turning knob, had to push cable back in manually.
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                    Response from BrassCraft MfgNov 11, 2017
                    Hello Sheshe - We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our Pistol Grip Auger. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. We would like to hear more about your experience. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
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                    2 Star Review
                    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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                    Response from BrassCraft MfgNov 3, 2017
                    Hi HomeDepotCustomer - We are very sorry to hear about the unsatisfactory performance of our Drum Auger. We would really appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience and to resolve the issue. Please contact one of our Customer Support Representatives toll-free at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
                    • Verified Purchase
                    Sorry this would not operate, took it back....
                    Sorry this would not operate, took it back.
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                    • Verified Purchase
                    It did the job :) ...
                    It did the job :)
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                    • Verified Purchase
                    With a 1/4-inch cable, you get kinking once the tip encounters any kind of obstruction. This bec...
                    With a 1/4-inch cable, you get kinking once the tip encounters any kind of obstruction. This becomes more true the farther in you have the cable extended. If you don't know how far in your clog is, just buy a shorter 10 or 15-foot "hand crank" auger. If your clog is farther in than that, with this product your cable will just kink up.
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                    Response from BrassCraft MfgFeb 23, 2018
                    Hi Mark - We are sorry you had this issue with your Power Pistol Grip Drum Auger. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 so we can help you resolve your issue.
                    • Verified Purchase
                    Not a bad product
                    Did the job I need it to do. Don’t know how long it will last with it being metal.
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                      • Recommended
                      Did its job. I’m not sure if it is made...
                      Did its job. I’m not sure if it is made out of metal that will last for long.
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                      Response from BrassCraft MfgOct 31, 2017
                      Hi Ofer - We are happy to hear this Auger worked for you. To prolong the life of the cable, we recommend flushing the cable with water to clean it and then wipe it down and let it dry. Once the cable is completely dry, rub it down with oil and coil back inside the drum for storage. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 with any other questions.
                      • Verified Purchase
                      Wouldn’t go beyond the bathtub drain. Useless!...
                      Wouldn’t go beyond the bathtub drain. Useless!
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                      Response from BrassCraft MfgOct 26, 2017
                      Hi Rio - We are sorry to hear this was your experience. We’d like the opportunity to speak more with you about it and help you resolve your issue. Please reach out to our Customer Support Team toll-free at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
                      • Verified Purchase
                      It extended very easily down the drain - full extension...
                      It extended very easily down the drain - full extension - but did not remove the clog. We needed to use Draino to fully remove the clog.
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                      Response from BrassCraft MfgOct 26, 2017
                      Hi Mur - We are very sorry to hear this Auger did not work for you. We would really appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience with the tool and to resolve the issue. Please contact one of our Customer Support Representatives toll-free at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
                      • Verified Purchase
                      This one fits your hand nice turns easy metal clip...
                      This one fits your hand nice turns easy metal clip on it is a easy way of holding in place
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                      • Verified Purchase
                      Nice rodder, I like the quick rod release. My old...
                      Nice rodder, I like the quick rod release. My old one had a wing nut for releasing the rod. Fast and easy.
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                      • Verified Purchase
                      Simple to use. Really easy to wind back up. I...
                      Simple to use. Really easy to wind back up. I even pulled the cord all the way out and I as a mechanically disinclined person was able to get it back together. Also it solved my clogged sink and that was what I wanted.
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                      • Verified Purchase
                      cable is too light to clean real clogs. It might...
                      cable is too light to clean real clogs. It might be OK for traps but kinks when trying to clean clog down the line. I even went very slowly trying to make sure it didn't kink. But alas it did. I guess I should have known when looking at the cable but reviews said if go slow it'd work.
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                      Response from BrassCraft MfgOct 13, 2017
                      Hi Trs - We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our Power Pistol Grip Auger. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. We would like to hear more about your experience. Please contact our Customer Support Team at 877-272-7755 and reference this review.
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