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Excellent value and a tremendous time saver if you have frequent drain issues.
on November 1, 2016
Overall an extremely good product. It's not professional quality, but more than enough for homeowners or occasional use.
- Quick and easy to use. Literally a 2 minute setup and 10 minute cleanup.
- Cleans drains much faster and more effectively than a manual snake.
- Actively pulls debris out of the drain. It runs in forward rotation while pulling the snake from the drain, which is important because it maintains the grip on the clog.
- The foot activated power switch is easy to use and frees up both hands for managing the cable.
- Auto feed makes operating the unit ridiculously easy.
- The auto feed doesn't provide much feedback. It can be difficult to know if it's actually moving the cable or not and seems to lose grip easily once the cable is dirty.
- There's no visual indication showing how much cable you've fed into the drain. Colored stripes on the cable every few feet would be extremely useful. I'll probably add these myself.
- The foot pedal feels a bit flimsy. I'd rather have a mechanical switch than the air powered version.
My purchase was motivated by a terrible clog in my main bath that caused both the sink and tub to backup and couldn't be cleared with either a 1/4" or 3/8" manual snake. Turns out the previous owner of my house had a habit of dropping tooth floss into the drain. I read the instructions for this unit, plugged it in, and within 2 minutes had a foot long mass of floss, rust chunks, and hair sitting in my lap. After struggling with my drains and manual snakes for three years, I was stunned by the speed and ease of using this machine.
I've since cleaned my kitchen sink, sinks and tubs in two other bathrooms, and the drain on my washing machine over the past two hours. In total I pulled roughly a tightly packed quart jar worth of material from the drains. I've never seen water move like this in my house before. To say the K-30 has been a lifesaver is an understatement. Any flaws it has are minor annoyances, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.