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Monument Drill Snake,
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This review is from: Monument 3351g Drill Snake - 15ft Snake (DIY & Tools)
Took a chance on mostly favourable reviews - big mistake! Despite following instructions, after only a few minutes of use,the clutch mechanism fell apart.Or rather the steel spindle that inserts into the drill chuck ripped out of the clutch plastic housing! The clutch itself failed to work when the boring head met an obstruction.The weakest point then is the metal to plastic interface- effectively the spindle being a small hexagonal bolt with its (small) head moulded into the end of the plastic clutch housing - poor engineering. This clutch is the weak point of an otherwise reasonably good quality product.I would suggest that this snake is only to be used on the lightest blockage in kitchen/bathroom waste pipes,where it is probably more effective and then might merit more stars. Avoid using to try to clear more impacted debris - in drain pipes for example.
When using a power drill ensure the speed is VERY slow,little more than if turning by hand - and if the power drill has its own clutch set it to operate at a light load.The snake clutch might then survive!