Rated 2 out of 5 by Timebirds Bought mine today
It was easy to get all 25 yards into the drain pipe behind the bathroom sink but getting it back out is a problem. I removed the PVC pipes from the sink itself and went straight into the wall. I've done this before but with a different auger. Last time, I pulled out a large clump of hair and the drain worked fine for about a year afterwards. Right now - I am in a quandary because the Ridgid is fully extended into the pipe and appears to be snagged on something and I can't get it back out. Any suggestions that ANYONE might have would be appreciated as it's New Year's Eve and I am now unlikely to be able to get a plumber here before Monday...
December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by designmachine Well built and thought out design
Well built and thought out design of a snake for the home drains. Durable enough and feed design is a double feed design in my opinion. You have the spiral action and the forward feed of pushing the cable into the pipe as you rotate the handle. The bearings add support and forward thrust. Like all snakes made of metal the waste material and water cause a rust reaction on the snake very quickly. But spraying ahead of time with WD-40 gave a seal and repellant for the water. I believe this has found a home with my tool selections and will be used again in the future. Good product in my opinion. Home owner and over 40 years in design of machinery and development so my dollars or spent on items which make the grade.
November 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Clairvoyant94 Gets stuck and is unusable for my tub
I purchased this product to unclog my shower/bathtub drain, which has been running very, very slowly (the water builds up quickly and takes 5-10 minutes to drain after the water has been turned off). I can't extend the cable more than about 5 inches into the drain before it just stops moving. The pipe curves, and I guess the cable isn't able to follow the curve of the pipe. I haven't been able to remove any of the clog at all. (If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.)
July 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by expert not the best
Almost impossible to hold turn and feed with one person
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donugo97 Great value
Great tool for the money. I recently started buying ridgid tools, I have not been disatointed yet.
January 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by elcardee Performed reasonably well to accomplish goal.
Although I did not accomplish the total goal I was hoping for, the device did effect a reasonable improvement in water flow after I used it on my sink drain. I have also poured an enzymatic solution down the drain as an adjunct to the procedure of the Kwik Spin. Hopefully, this will bring about the drainage flow I am expecting.
January 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by fin780 Locking mechanism disqualifies
This tool looks durable, but the trigger locking mechanism is impossible to engage. If the locking mechanism worked, this would be a good tool. As it is, it is impossible to use.
January 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by chenwt77 I did buy this product from HD while it does not work for me
The cable was twisted and can not recover after the first time use. I have to cut off the twisted portion of cable. While it does not clear can clog for me. I think I need powerful tool than this one.
November 24, 2014