I bought the item to clear out shower drain. But it didnt work. And stained my carpet in the process.
Yeah I bend my spring head open bit more wasn't grabbing once I reached my clog tried the ramming wasn't working would kink up somewhere instead
You can put the auger into a regular size bucket by looping it inside it. Then you can flush it with a hose . Pretty easy.
After I am finished using it and cleaning it up a bit, I roll it up in a 5 gallon plastic bucket and spray it liberally with WD40 to keep it from rusting.
I think you could
Slides on the end of the cable then tighten thumb screw.
The rental ones are most likely industrial quality and thereby stiffer and so probably less fexible than this unit. This unit is more flexible than the 5/16 industrial auger.
Successful removed our drain clog. Very pleased with our purchase.