"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!"
"Just bought this and solved a slow draining shower (4 months, tried caustic soda, plunging etc with no joy), it took me 8 minutes. Looking at the corkscrew head you think there's no way it'll go down the 8 mm entre hole in the shower drain, but insert the tip and rotate the handle clockwise and it just coils through. Pulled up loads of hair and now draining instantly. Then set about a troublesome external drain which has been a bother on and off for 3 years. Previously, plunging always cleared it but not this time, just choked solid. I pushed the rod in until it met resistance then turned the handle while pushing, on it went, same again then pulled back with LOADS OF GUNK coming out with it. I repeated this 3 times, 25 mins in total and it is free draining for the first one in a long time. Cannot recommend this highly enough and for 20 quid!!! Thanks Screwfix!"
"Hello, I purchased this tool to navigate down a 5 metre length of 1/12 waste pipe with three 90 degree bends, I found the tool easy to assemble and operate. Its not expensive and can save time having to renew blocked pipework. I did find out whilst using it that when you come to a bend, tighten the locking screw and start rotating the drum in a clockwise direction while gently pushing the rod it soon worms around the corner.
"I ordered this on a Sunday morning and it arrived on Monday morning. I had tried a number of ways of unblocking the pipe and my next move was going to be calling in a plumber. This product was a last attempt at DIY. In fact the product was easy to use. Rather than push the blockage further up the pipe it allows you to pull the waste material out. Excellent. Had the pipe clear within the hour. Wish I had found it before. Would recommend it to anyone."
"This tool paid for itself many times over within 15 minutes of buying it. I had a underground drain blockage over the Christmas weekend, goodness knows what a drainage company would have charged for a call out. A couple of minutes at almost the full extention resulted in the blocked pipe being cleared. Really pleased."
"I bought this tool after reading the reviews. Our bathroom sink has been semi blocked for the last three months, no amount of drain cleaner would clear it, i even tried a high pressure hose down the sink & also back flush from outside. still no joy! Tried this cleaner out of desperation & after about ten mins of pushing & pulling hey presto a large lump of gunk came out which was stuck about ten foot up the pipe. What a brillant piece of kit. i recommend you buy this tool for any drain problems."
"The bathroom basin drain became almost totally blocked 3 days before Christmas. Panic! Disassembling all the pipework beneath the basin revealed nothing. The blockage was further down out of sight. I got some liquid chemical to put down and this in fact cured the problem overnight. The drain unblocker ordered arrived within 24 hours and what a good piece of kit this is. Solid and clever and would undoubtedly work! I shall keep it for further emergencies!"
"Bought this to tackle a blocked sink waste pipe, where several doses of caustic had failed. The pipe run to the soil pipe is 32 mm id, and is long and tortuous, about 24 feet ,and 6 bends in the drain . It got to the blockage , right at the soil pipe connection, with full extension and light pressure on it drilled through right on the maximum extension ! Hey presto, the pipe suddenly ran free. A brilliant tool from Screwfix. !! Definitely 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."