Spin Plumber is a drain cleaning attachment that fastens to any power drill. Does it really work? Here is my Spin Plumber review.
About Spin Plumber
Spin Plumber is a drain cleaner that uses the energy of a power drill to unclog pipes. The official product website is spinplumber.com, which was registered in January 2017. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in October 2017.
Claims & Features
- Quickly fastens to any handheld drill
- 3 feet of flexible hose for deep clogs
- Does not require dismantling pipes or a drain stopper
- Manufactured from nylon wire with a patented hook on the ending
- Easily wipes off into the trash
- Safe for the environment (no chemicals)
- Conserve money on plumbing bills
There is a mandatory double offer when ordering Spin Plumber. The offer includes 2 cleaners and 6 drain freshener sticks for a total of $19.98 ($14.99 + $4.99 P&H). At the time of this writing, Spin Plumber is not available in stores.
Spin Plumber Review
In all the years I’ve evaluated As Seen on TV products, I don’t recall seeing a drill drain snake before. Sure, there have been other products to unclog drains, but this is the first snake I’ve seen, so I’m already happy to see something new among the mix.
To use Spin Plumber, you simply attach one end to your power drill, and feed the other end of the flexible snake into your clogged pipe. There is a hook on the end which is designed to grab hair as it spins. Once grabbed by the hook, hair can easily be lifted out of the drain. You should be able to insert it into most drains without a hitch, although I can see the hook being difficult to remove from some types of shower drains. It’s a rather simple device, but one that could actually be useful to many consumers.
Spin Plumber seems geared toward removing hair, and not other types of clogs, like thick buildup along pipe walls. It is also a rather short three feet in length, so there is a chance you may not be able to reach some of the deeper clogs. Of course there are those who would would prefer shorter snakes like this, rather than deal with a very long snake. This can be operated by one person due to its length, so its length could be a pro or a con to you. I’ve seen very long power drill snakes that required two people to use, with one holding the drill and the other feeding the snake into the drain.
Although I’m not usually fond of double offers, the Spin Plumber double offer does not cost extra, so it may be good to receive two of these upfront. I say that because long-term durability is my biggest concern, and you’ll have an extra one on hand should the first one break.
At a cost of about $20 when you factor in shipping, I think Spin Plumber could quickly pay for itself with only a couple of clogs. If you deal with hair clogs often, Spin Plumber may be a perfect fit for you.
Although the Spin Plumber website is nearly a year old, I have only recently seen the product being advertised. I believe this may still be a test marketed item, and if that’s the case I would recommend patience while you wait for it to ship. Many test marketed items take weeks to months to ship, which often frustrates consumers.
This Cobra 25-Foot Power Snake also attaches to a power drill and is designed to clear drains of hair and other debris. If cost is a factor, you may want to take a look at this $7 drain auger that has pretty good ratings for its price range.
Your Spin Plumber Reviews
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