Good Product and Great Service
Posted November 6, 2013
I bought this cord reel a couple of years ago and loved it. Unfortunately after a couple of years the electrical contact wipers inside the unit started throwing sparks and in looking at it I found that they had burned out. I spoke to Rockler about it and they sent me a whole new unit. Great service. Thanks Rockler.
I have been using this unit...
Posted November 18, 2012
I have been using this unit for about 6 months. My two complaints are : 1. My main complaint is that the return spring is too weak and I haven't found any way to adjust it, I have to fiddle with it to get it to retract. 2. For my purposes I wish the length of the cord was a bit longer 50' instead of 35' but I knew this going in. All in all this is a nice product but a bit limited. The sales price is the upper limit of what I would pay. I would recommend to a friend but with reservations.
I have one of these cord...
Posted September 26, 2012
I have one of these cord reels and two other cord reels that I bought for half the price of this reel. The retraction mechanism in the cheaper reels failed very quickly but the 3 plug cords work fine. The retraction mechanism on my Rockler reel still works fine, but 1 of the 3 plugs doesn't work at all, and another works only sporadically, and often arcs. Now if I could get the cords from the cheaper reels put into the more sturdy Rockler reel, that would be a first class product.
I have wanted a high quality,...
Posted January 28, 2012
I have wanted a high quality, heavy duty real for years. This one is excellent. I am one of those guys that push it and think that everything will be fine. Thank goodness I have had no trouble thus far. I decided that I should stop chancing things and get the rite tool for the job. I am very happy with this real. It is a bit of insurance for me and well worth it. I do not mind spending money on quality things that I will have the rest of my life.
This product is a disappointment. Yes,...
Posted December 14, 2011
This product is a disappointment. Yes, a power cord reel is a very useful thing, but in my opinion, it should actually retract itself when you give it a little yank and let go, like my compressed air reel does. This one does not... when you release the ratchet, the feeble spring doesn't have the strength to retract the cord on its own.. I mean, like, not at all! The cord is still a convenience, but having to push the cord back into the unit is an annoyance. I'm keeping it because it's useful enough, but I'd call it just barely worth the money at the sale price. /p>