"what a great tool! this was used to unblock a sink waste that runs under my floor saving hours of messing about lifitng floor boards to find the blockage. It takes a bit of time but with some careful use i have pulled all sorts of rubbish from the pipe and the waste now flows freely. well recommended!"
"I just purchased this tool to unblock a very twisty and narrow pipe run (washing machine waste) under my floor - with at least three 90 degree bends!
I found wrapping some electrical insulating tape over the coiled tip helped it navigate the tight bends and eventually completely cleared the blockage. You do need to take your time feeding it out and twisting it around the bends though.
Overall a great tool at the price and very effective - even with the coiled tip covered in tape."
"Just bought this tool for an unallocated drain pipe blockage which has happened to be well down the pipe.
It literally took 10-15 minutes to sort out. This tool is magic!
The instructions could be more explanatory. You actually need to pull out the spring cable by hand and then tighten the screw to spin with the handle and push-pull until the blockage is undone. The end of the cable came out with a horrible mix of black grunge and hairs. Now my drains run perfect and I am a very happy customer."
"After using various chemicals including Caustic Soda, this did "What is says on the tin". Retrieved a handful of hair from the bath pipes! Bath now drains away in less than a minute instead of 10. Should of known better as I had one of these years ago but lent it out & never came back. This is improved on previous as it has an additional handle to hold whilst turning unblocker.
2 points on a negative side. 1 When removing from plughole be careful of contaminated waste splashing everywhere when the wife is standing near!! 2 Makes your wrist ache turning unblocker when contact with the blockage is made."
"I needed thIs in a rush 50mm pipe and 4 bends over 2 M, a very simple action, it got to the plug screwed into the block and retreived the blockage, only word of warning it pulls the blockage out so be prepared for the mess. Casing made of metal heavy duty a cumbersome action but very effective. A good value product"
"I had a slow-running and eventually blocked kitchen drain that was in a difficult to get to location. I "tackled" the blockage from the drain end rather than the sink end, and after eventually working the corkscrew head around a 90' bend (a bit of a struggle, but that may just be my pipework) I was able to engage the enemy blockage. After some persistent rodding, the whole lot was finally removed, and I can now run both taps on full, with the water draining immediately. The only minor criticism is that it won't feed through an existing sink hole - you'll need to feed it through eg a waste trap, and I personally found it difficult to work round a corner, but as I said, that could just be my knackered old pipework. With those caveats, I would highly recommend it."
"I bought this as the pipes in the kitchen leading from the dishwasher and washing machine had become blocked. I really did not want to move and dismantle all the pipes and fed this through the wast pipe from outside. So easy to use, perfect job (removed lots of gunk!!) and tidies away easily.
"Had a very slow draining bathroom basin so decided a drain snake was what I needed. This item was on offer at Screwfix and looked better quality than other internet retailers' versions. In use it is pretty sturdy and went around four 90 deg bends in 4 feet. Cleared the blockage which it retrieved on the 'head' of the device. Overall I am very pleased with the quality, operation and value of this drain unblocker."
""Great tool! this was used to unblock a 100 mm 25 ft soak away that runs under my front garden. I chose this product as a quick fix solution but please note you have to be patient as the tool is really designed for smaller diameter waste pipes. If you kink the cable by being to ambitious the tool is effectively useless. I would definitely recommended this product!"
"Reached past 2 45 and 2 90 bends in 40mm pipe to reach a shower trap and pull the hair out. A distance of about 4 metres and a rise of 1 metre. Didn't think it would manage this, but it does and I have used it several times."
"This is just the job for clearing waste pipes, etc, especially with its 25' reach. Easy to assemble and use but next to impossible to get down through the grid in the sink waste, however, it's easy enough to take the "U" bend trap off and approach the pipe from there. When you reach a bend it's best to feed in only a few inches whilst pushing and turning. It gets round eventually."