First of all, you'll see that all 3 of our product styles utilize the patented "micro-hook" technology and consequently any of the 3 will remove hair clogs from bathroom sinks, tubs and showers. Often it is simply past user experiences or personal preferences that drive the choice. Below are the distinctives of each product to help first-time users make a choice:
The Drain Weasel (Our Best Seller!)
Drain cleaning re-engineered!
The new Drain Weasel with Refills is our top-of-the-line, "easiest to use" hair-clog tool. It is quite possibly the most effective and user-friendly DIY tool in its category. The Drain Weasel has a substantial "cranking" handle to give that all-important spinning motion that locks the wand micro-hooks into a hair clog. In addition, it addresses a consumer concern over the cleanliness of the drain cleaning operation. Our patented "quick-connect" technology and 18" refill wands separate the consumer's hands from the messy drain clog, resulting in "Clean Hands-Clean Drain".
Finally, the disposable refill wands make the Drain Weasel less expensive to use than the popular caustic chemicals. The super-thin, super-flexible wands snake right past drain stoppers that stop other tools (without drain disassembly) and then "weasel" their way around tight pipe bends to get at the clog (click to watch demo videos ).
The wands are also durable and reusable if you prefer to clean and reuse them. Use a stiff brush and soap or disinfectant to clean them. They're meant to hold tight to hair so patience may be required to disengage the wrapped hair before cleaning the wand.
The Drain Millipede
The Drain Millipede, with it's thousands of micro-hooks is a rugged hair-clog tool. It features a simple, "easy-spin" sleeve (some models) for a more user-friendly feel, and expands the patented hair-snagging "micro-hooks" up the entire 18" shaft of this coilable tool. The spinning action will snag drain hair wherever it is encountered, from the top of the Millipede to the bottom.
The Drain Millipede MAX
The Drain Millipede Max is a new addition to the FlexiSnake family of instant hair clog removal tools. The "MAX" combines Drain Weasel's patented spinning handle with the Drain Millipede's complete covering of micro-hooks up the entire shaft. Like the Drain Weasel, the MAX has wands that can be easily snapped in or out of the handle, making quick work of hair-clogged bathroom drains. Since the MAX wands are covered in thousands of micro-hooks, the wand diameter is larger than the Drain Weasel wands.
The FlexiSnake Jr
The FlexiSnake Jr is one of the market-proven, original versions of the hook & loop hair-clog tool. The Jr is about 25" long,
and is reusable while also being priced to be disposable just like the chemical options that it replaces for hair-clogs.
Disposability also avoids the consumer inconvenience of clean-up.