"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 purchased a similar product that was only 6m long but needed just a bit longer so bought this. I have to say it works really well and did the business. Be careful you don't use too much force or you will kink it though. Top marks and would recommend to anyone with a blocked sink (used on 40mm pipe)."
"Bought this recently, should have had one of these years ago.
Heavy, basic, solid no frills tool that works.
I sent this on a mission to unblock a bathroom basin with an 'S' trap. Down it went and about 5 minutes of scratching and firmly manipulating the wire, the blockage went. I used about 3 metres of the total 7.5m available.
TIP 1. The sharp hardened spring end needs pinching in slightly to stop it catching at the joints. Only 1 to 2 mm or you will damage the tool. No problem for an experienced DIY or tradesman.
TIP 2. When withdrawing the wire, send a good load of HOT water with some bleach added to ensure that the pipe is left clean and blockage well gone also your tool is sterilised ready for the next use. Obviously don't use bleach if you are on a septic tank or similar and WEAR YOUR SAFETY GLASSES! Bleach in the eye doesn't improve your eyesight. If the wire flicks suddenly you will find out why!!"
"We struggled to unblock the kitchen sink waste pipe which runs under the sink and then under the kitchen floor. This tool was was fantastic and unblocked the pipe with hardly any effort. Brilliant result!"
"After reading a few reviews I was still unsure whether this tool would do the job of unblocking my outside kitchen drain but for the price, thought I would give it a go! It took three goes but hey presto it did the job and I now have a free flowing drain again. It saved a few pounds not calling a plumber out and I have it for the next blockage. A win - win."
"Had a blocked outside kitchen drain for ages, tried many things both manual and chemical to unblock with no success. Watched a youtube video to see how to use this and it worked like a dream. All unblocked and running clear. Very easy to use. Job complete in under 10 minutes."
"I do not normally write reviews on products but this has to be a must on thisone!!. I read the reviews first on this product and having failed 10 times to unblock an outdoor main drain(Pressure method/Caustic soda & drain cleaner) and seeing how much a drain company would charge me, I decided to purchase this product. On opening it and playing around(thinking I had got a broken one) decided to see youtube for a demo. After watching 2 demos , it seemed easy to use(and yes mine was not broken) It took my Fiancee and I just 30 minutes with little effort to unblock the drain. The drain was from the kitchen so we had the hot tap running too to flush the blockage out at the same time. This really did work . The offending object was a small plastic plant pot and fat build up, pot must have been there for years. We finished off with hot soapy water until it ran clear.Today everbody needs to look after their pennies so I would say defo defo defo buy this. It is an amazing product 5**************"
"After looking through whats on offer to unblock the waste pipe somewhere under the bathroom floor, I plumped for this little baby. Did what it said on the can and I by-passed my u-bend which is actually a straight bend, so I could get it straight down the waste pipe. Went so far, kept prodding and turning until disappointed that it would go no further, so pulled it out, and hey presto, what looks like the remains of Shergar hanging off the end. Sink fine now and still time to ponder what nut-case sat and designed this genius bit of kit. Hats off to you sir....or Madam. (cant see it though)."
"Ignore the negative reviews. All you need is mechanical sympathy.
Don't try to navigate a p-trap, just remove that and (sensitively) wiggle-push-pull-twist through obstructions and around bends in pipes. Use handle to maintain twisting force on spring. Hold spring directly (not housing) to feed through and retrieve.use locking screw if more force needed. When offending blockage is found, lock screw and keep up clockwise twist whilst withdrawing. Unlock screw when spring is free then push spring back into housing.
Using this method I cleared a 2-year-old obstruction that had got worse overnight. 15 feet from sink and around 4 right-angle bends. 10 minutes work. Brilliant tool.
"Bought this to clear blockage in guttering hopper with VERY limited access (scaffold tower needed) downpipe had three bends in it and this went round then with little problem. Good feedback and I knew when I had hit the blockage. Some thrusting and turning and blockage cleared enough to allow water to flow out. Can see how easy it would be to use on a sink drain etc.
Well built and heavy and with no moving part should last a long time if you look after it. Instructions say to air dry and oil after use. I uncoiled it in garage and let it dry and coiled it all back up and sprayed with WD40.
One thing to note when you pull it out there is no 'stop' on the end so it's easy to pull it out the holder"