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Dewalt Starter Kit 5.0 (DCB205) w/ Drain Snake (DCD200B) $199

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Special buy for $199. Includes the starter kit. Bare tool is selling for over $200 on Ebay, so basically free 5.0ah battery and charger with this Pro Black Friday deal at Home Depot

DCD200B and DCB205

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Good buy
Pretty sure I sold just the snake on eBay for $250 last year
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Just bought it. Thanks OP
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Looks like $160-170 on eBay without the battery
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Complete waste of money. You can just buy a drain snake attachment for your drill for $15 from Harbor Freight.
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Complete waste of money. You can just buy a drain snake attachment for your drill for $15 from Harbor Freight.
Lol yea the harbor freight one should be great when it breaks off and it's stuck in your sewer line.
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Lol yea the harbor freight one should be great when it breaks off and it's stuck in your sewer line.
Whatever you need to tell yourself to justify spending 10x as much.
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Complete waste of money. You can just buy a drain snake attachment for your drill for $15 from Harbor Freight.
You can apply that logic to just about any product purchased. If you're not driving the cheapest car, wearing the cheapest clothes, eating the cheapest food, using the cheapest product, it's a complete waste of money.
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Whatever you need to tell yourself to justify spending 10x as much.
I'm not buying this but I'm just saying the harbor freight one is a piece of crap.
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I'm not buying this but I'm just saying the harbor freight one is a piece of crap.
...which ironically, is what this is used to remove.
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HF one is good enough for sinks but anything else, it can not. Bent in the spring rope kills 2 of them for me. I'm looking for better one but this is a bit to expensive.
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You can apply that logic to just about any product purchased. If you're not driving the cheapest car, wearing the cheapest clothes, eating the cheapest food, using the cheapest product, it's a complete waste of money.
It is literally a piece of braided steel that removes shit from your pipes. No you can not compare it to cars, clothes, food, etc, which have different quality levels. There is no possible way the dewalt cable is magically 20x better in quality.
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The cheap Harbor Freight version doesn't include a drill (plus battery and charger) to power it, so right there justifies a large difference in price. And adding a drill to the HF version makes it quite long and cumbersome, which is much more difficult to use than an all-in-one option like the DeWalt.

Then there's the fixed cone of the DeWalt, making it even easier to use in tight spaces and saves any nearby surfaces from being damaged by a spinning drum.

And finally, the cable in the HF isn't even 1/4" in diameter, while the DeWalt comes with 5/16" cable but is upgradeable to 3/8". Cable size not only increases the amount of crud busting power, but a larger cable is much less likely to kink and/or get tangled up in the drain.

If you do want to cheap out on the HF one, because the cable it has is so tiny I strongly urge you to not hook a drill up to it. Spinning that small cable too fast and with too much torque can all too easily wind up with a tangle or broken cable down the line which you will then have to hire a plumber to remove.
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It is literally a piece of braided steel that removes shit from your pipes. No you can not compare it to cars, clothes, food, etc, which have different quality levels. There is no possible way the dewalt cable is magically 20x better in quality.
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The cheap Harbor Freight version doesn't include a drill (plus battery and charger) to power it, so right there justifies a large difference in price. And adding a drill to the HF version makes it quite long and cumbersome, which is much more difficult to use than an all-in-one option like the DeWalt.

Then there's the fixed cone of the DeWalt, making it even easier to use in tight spaces and saves any nearby surfaces from being damaged by a spinning drum.

And finally, the cable in the HF isn't even 1/4" in diameter, while the DeWalt comes with 5/16" cable but is upgradeable to 3/8". Cable size not only increases the amount of crud busting power, but a larger cable is much less likely to kink and/or get tangled up in the drain.

If you do want to cheap out on the HF one, because the cable it has is so tiny I strongly urge you to not hook a drill up to it. Spinning that small cable too fast and with too much torque can all too easily wind up with a tangle or broken cable down the line which you will then have to hire a plumber to remove.
Seeing these two posts back to back was a hell of a ride. Applause
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The cheap Harbor Freight version doesn't include a drill (plus battery and charger) to power it, so right there justifies a large difference in price. And adding a drill to the HF version makes it quite long and cumbersome, which is much more difficult to use than an all-in-one option like the DeWalt.

Then there's the fixed cone of the DeWalt, making it even easier to use in tight spaces and saves any nearby surfaces from being damaged by a spinning drum.

And finally, the cable in the HF isn't even 1/4" in diameter, while the DeWalt comes with 5/16" cable but is upgradeable to 3/8". Cable size not only increases the amount of crud busting power, but a larger cable is much less likely to kink and/or get tangled up in the drain.

If you do want to cheap out on the HF one, because the cable it has is so tiny I strongly urge you to not hook a drill up to it. Spinning that small cable too fast and with too much torque can all too easily wind up with a tangle or broken cable down the line which you will then have to hire a plumber to remove.
I highly doubt a shit-unclogger would be the very first power tool someone ever buys. Odds are, people already own a drill, making a add-on drill attachment a more financially intelligent purchase. An extra drill attached to it, does not justify the price in any way at all.

If the $15 HF one scares you that bad, get the $40 Husky one. Either way still much cheaper than this option.
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