Rated 2 out of 5 by yonatan367 Broken drill spoke
This is a good tool and works well.
I used it a few times before, but the last time i used it the part that connects to the drill broke from its plastic holder (the red part) and is now no longer useful. The problem with this tool is it's made out of plastic when it should be all metal or more durable for such a harsh job.
January 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by mhjones1 Worked good the first 2 times..........
1st 2 uses were fine, but 3rd use produced a kinked / damaged cable that will need to be replaced at a cost of ???? Once I see how that goes, I may recommend this product. I do like the way it is designed, with the exception of how easily the cable kinked beyond re-use.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobm79 Fast and easy
After spending hours using plungers, chemicals and a metal coat hanger down the drain (with no results), I purchased the Ridgid power spin at Home Depot. I ran the entire 25ft down the kitchen drain and back and in 15 min the job was done! Note I initially used the attached crank handle, but it kept falling off and would not stay attached. Attached my variable speed drill and that did the trick flawlessly and fast.
July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PJB71 drill feature makes this nice
Used Cordless Drill To Rewind. I Bit Heav Holding Them BothUnder A Kitchen Sink. ButSlot Easier And Faster Than By Hand
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by switchkeeper Works well, but unit cames up short on true length.
I really like the unit, but was disappointed when it didn't reach my clog. Unit only has 24ft 3" of usable snake. my clog was at approx 24ft 8". Ridgid needs to disclose this. I was forced to rent a longer machine.. I will have to look into a different tool. I get this clog about once a year or so, in about the same location.outside, just before my septic tank
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wlady excellent product
Power Spin with AUTOFEED®Power Spin™ really does what it promises, it is one of the most useful and versatile equipment that already bought, just wanted to know how to perform the cleanup of the equipment after use, a more detailed manual and Portuguese would also be useful, but overall I am very satisfied.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MattyMcBride Great tool for light clogs!
Summary, definitely worth the money. I had a quote from a Mr Plumber type outfit for $650 just to camera a line in a townhouse. I bought this and some new wax seals for the toilet and cleared the line myself in less than 2 hours.
This tool is probably not for mainline issues, but is great for small lines, which is most of the common clogs you have in the bathroom. I did use it on a 3" toilet line for my rental townhouse, and it's nice being able to use a faster device; you are trying to get in and out of there. To be fair, I used a pretty heavy hand turn cable first to clear a blockage. Then sending this unit down after found the "feminine product" culprit. This is awesome since the main cable released the blockage but didn't get the source. I have also used this at home to clean a tub line in my older home that clogs easily. I suspect it doesn't have any pitch so being able to clean that out every once in a while is great.
On to the product. I love being able to switch from drill to manual, you may be out on a call and have your battery die. The advantage to using your drill on low (gear 1) is that you get consistent speed and torque. There's no tendency to overdue it like when you are doing it manually. I find this makes the "getting round the bends" easier and less likely to kink the cable. The unit seems sturdy but does have some plastic parts, though they seem pretty durable looking.
I have a couple of cheap hand spinners that are now for backup only.
December 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by randee1 cable lock down has been removed
this hand held auger used to be a good tool until someone decided to remove the cable lockdown thumb screw. this has an auto feed on it which is a pain because of the plastic trigger assembly. makes for hard engage and dis-engagement of self-feed feature. you cant lock the cable down and when you hit a hard turn or bad spot in the drain line it will stop feeding and twist inside the cable canister and wad up and then you have to dis assemble it to get the cable unknotted. first time I used this new auger it happened to me twice in 5 min. and I threw it in the back of the truck and that is where it has been until I get my receipt and return it to home depot. they need a cable lock down on this model. the self feed wont lock it tight enough to keep it from twisting inside the drum. go back to work on this engineers.
December 8, 2014