ReelWorks Retractable Cord Reel - 40Ft., 12/3 SJT Cord
Just what I needed
I've been debating this purchase for a long time. Wish I had not waited. Product works great. You do occasionally have to help the cord feed evenly into the reel, and you can't just "snap and release" and expect it to feed into reel. If you treat it with a little care though, it works great. Get it on sale and use your coupons and it's an unbeatable deal.
August 16, 2014
Really Good, But...
It's just as handy as I thought it would be. I only wish it was manufactured with better materials. I expected it to be made of plastic, of course, but I just wish it was a better quality plastic. Hope it's durable enough to stand the test of time.
August 13, 2014
retractable elect reel
I now have three of these in my shop.. They have been very dependable for the last two years.. No problems with the retractable mech. and some of the other reels I have had in the past do not last long before shorting out or the retractable mech breaks. This system has proven out and we use these time and time again each and every day in our business. The cord is heavy duty and the three way on the end is also heavy duty with ground plugs.. When using the three way, we do not trip the built in circuit breaker.. other units will not allow you to plug in three tools at a time without tripping the breaker..Purchase this with confidence.
August 9, 2014
Retractable Cord Reel
Use of this product is really self explanatory. It functions perfectly and as advertised. It makes all of the chores that I previously had to rig up an extension cord in my garage to accomplish, infinitely simpler to get done. A real time saver!
August 8, 2014
ReelWorks Retratable Cord Reel
I have both the 40ft reel and the 65ft reel the 65ft reel works like it should and has plenty of room for the cord. The 40ft reel does not have enough room in the case for the cord to wind properly. You need to move the cord right and left to get it wound without binding inside the case, I would rather spend more money for the one that works.
July 29, 2014
I recently purchased a home with a nice sized shop. This was one of my first purchases and although early on I am impressed with the cord reel. Last weekend I completed a project with my MIG welder and needed to get the unit closer to the work. I utilized the new cord reel and was surprised that it was able to handle both the welder and a grinder without tripping the reset. Very happy with this purchase.
July 29, 2014
Didn't last 6mos in my shop
We mounted this in our shop so we could keep extension cords out of the way when not in use. It worked pretty well for about 6 months. It doesn't retract all that well but it finally just stopped working. The circuit breaker button does nothing. So now it's just a decoration on the wall.
July 17, 2014
Electric Cord Reel
Pretty nice reel. I ordered 5 of them to place strategically around the shop. Extremely convenient to just reach for an extension cord whenever/wherever you need one. Only Issue I've seen on two of them the reels seem to get stuck when rewinding. It looks like the opening for the cord is too small and seems to bind up one out of every 3 or 4 times. No big I guess, just pull down and try again, usually works and retracts normally.
July 2, 2014
Failed in 3 months
Product internal electrical contact on the spool failed after 3 months of use. Thought it was the circuit breaker on the plug at first, but found the defect on the spool, as you pull the cord in and out the tool would go on and off.
March 31, 2014
Doesn't self-rewind very well
At first glance, it looks like a great reel... but looks can be deceiving. It takes several tries to rewind the cord. I didn't buy a cord reel to fidget with it to make it rewind, so it's going back to the store.
March 4, 2014