Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by xebeck Better than chemicals
I found the Kwik-Spin very useful and reliable, it does what it promises, except that it could be tiring once the cable fed is too deep inside the pipes. Must have good strength, and expect 1 or 2 hours to extract blockage out of your pipes; also depends on your particular case. Good for the money, and better than calling the plumber.
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Isrchu Easy way to clean clogged drains
I used this on my shower drain that became slow. I had tried the liquid drain cleaner, but since this is an old house and I don't know what the previous owners might have put down the drain, I was reluctant to use lye. I chose this RidGid auto feed hand spinner because it looked like the easiest to use. I have to agree with the previous reviews that there seems to be an issue with the locking pin. After some struggle I was able to engage the pin. Unfortunately, after a few seconds of use the pin became disengaged ( I was resting the unit on the shower drain, which put pressure on the trigger). After fiddling with it some more, and holding the unit up off the drain while I turned the crank it worked perfectly. Drain is clear, unit worked well, and I didn't have to pay a plumber $100
January 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anon Cable auto lock defective
Purchased today at HD. Auto lock completely defective. Must use quite a bit of strength one handed to continuously to lock cable while using other hand to crank. Excellent for causing carpal tunnel. Returned item to HD. Remaining single unit for sale also similarly defective.
Problem appears to be plastic locking pin is too small by fraction of inch or plastic notch is too big. It's either poor design or quality control. Otherwise unit appears to be good design and cable is high quality to resist kinking.
October 24, 2013