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12-gauge cord for heavier tools and motors gives you all the power your shop requires!

Rockler 12-Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel

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Rockler 12-Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel

Easily mount to a wall with attached bracket or hang from the ceiling to add convenience to your shop. Features a 30 foot extension cord that retracts and locks at any length.

(1) 12-Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel w/Mounting Bracket
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Brand Rockler
Weight 11.5000
Tech Spec
  • Quick release mounting bracket
  • 36" power cord
  • Three receptacles
  • 15 Amps / 125 Volts
Outlet No
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Works great. Perfect for my small shop. Like that it is 12 gauge wiring.
February 5, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
great value
Rockler's was best value I found either online or in store. Works great. Was even better value when got it on sale!
February 4, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to install, great product, built new 30’ by 30’ wood shop and use it all the time from 9ne end of 5he building to the other. Works much better than my old one.
February 2, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent for shop.
January 29, 2019
1 month ago
Highly Recommended
Attached to my ceiling: 1) not stepping on or stumbling over cords, 2) 12 gauge gives plenty of safe power, 3) 3-plug end allows multiple hand tools without wasting time changing from one tool to another, 4) 30 feet allows space flexibility, 5) cord can disappear when not needed. Can't think of a negative.
January 1, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very Pleased
Ive had it for about a month now and use it with various small power tools and its worked great. I also used my 2.25hp router with it as well with no issues. The mounting hardware is simple and I like the rugged steel construction of the casing.
I have it ceiling mounted on a 9' high ceiling and I think the retraction works very well.
December 29, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Retractable extension cord reel
I was pleased with the quality of this reel since I was concerned that, if it wasn't working smoothly it would have entirely defeated the purpose of putting it in my garage. I installed it on the ceiling so it really makes it easier to get power wherever I need it.
December 28, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rocker 12 guage Re-tractable extension cord reel
Awesome product good quality and very quick delivery - i would recommend Plus it has heavy duty cord with three plug-ins
December 27, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product.
Got this for my son as a Christmas present. He loves it!
Ceiling mounted in garage.
Ceiling mounted in garage.
December 27, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The perfect gift
I bought this for my brother in law - he has a ton of shop related stuff, but no hose or electrical reels. These are the perfect thing to keep your space organized and eliminate things underfoot. He is really happy with it and I think I will be getting the hose reel next!
December 26, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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the convenience of having a cord at arms length whenever its needed is such a time saver.
Daniel G on Feb 16, 2019
We chose this item primarily to get the power cords off the floor of the shop and it has a thicker gauge wire compared to the competition. Good price too with the sale!
Cheryl K on Feb 13, 2019
the convenience of having a cord at arms length whenever its needed is such a time saver.
Daniel G on Feb 16, 2019
I kept tripping on the cords laying on the floor from my power tools and I think if they were hanging from the ceiling it should be much safer.
Plus it's on sale. I should get it before my Birthday
Danny M on Feb 15, 2019
We chose this item primarily to get the power cords off the floor of the shop and it has a thicker gauge wire compared to the competition. Good price too with the sale!
Cheryl K on Feb 13, 2019
Want to keep power cords off the floor
Rocklon C on Feb 13, 2019
They are 12 gauge wire retractable reel, cord not on floor
Tony I on Feb 12, 2019
Needed the Amps
P O on Feb 3, 2019
it is on sale
ROGER C on Feb 2, 2019
need storage solution for drop cord on the floor
Ernest B on Jan 30, 2019
I chose to buy this item today because of the great price you were offering for. Thanks Tim
tim p on Jan 17, 2019
For tablesaw and out of the way hanging overhead.
Ken S on Jan 14, 2019
Wanted 12 gauge for table saw and reaches across shop
Mark F on Jan 7, 2019
It is what I need, correct gauge wire and good length. I hope the retractor works well.
Russell P on Dec 28, 2018
Do use the outlet on my ceiling anywhere in the shop where I need extra power
Chad G on Dec 17, 2018
A xmas gift for my son
sharon k on Dec 16, 2018
Michael C on Dec 13, 2018
Christmas gift
Jayda B on Dec 12, 2018
my husband wanted it
Laura S on Dec 11, 2018
Good price I like mine buying this as a gift.
Ronald C on Dec 11, 2018
My son wants it for Christmas!
Terri J C on Dec 9, 2018
Husband asked for it as a gift
Sherri C on Dec 8, 2018
Husband asked for it as a gift.
Julianne D on Dec 7, 2018
To help in my husband ‘s shop
Sherry A on Dec 6, 2018
price and spec
Kim B on Dec 4, 2018
One thing he doesn’t have yet.
Shellie O on Dec 3, 2018
Son requested for Christmas gift
Melody D on Dec 1, 2018
Better constructed than most
Steven L on Nov 29, 2018
Perhaps the only route if connecting to a dedicated 20A circuit for power tools!
MATT W on Nov 28, 2018
Used in the past - keeps cords off the floor and out of the way.
t. r on Nov 27, 2018
Need to organize extension cords in shop.
David H on Nov 27, 2018
I have two one for the basement , one for the workshop and want another the garage.
Larry P on Nov 27, 2018
to try and get some chords off the ground
Eddie K on Nov 26, 2018
i needed one and all of the other ones have a higher gage wire. 14ga or 16 ga this one is 12 ga
Robert B on Nov 26, 2018
My husband chose this item for his Christmas wish list, and I am fulfilling his wish!!!
Dianna L on Nov 26, 2018
Christmas gift selected by son.
Jeanette S on Nov 26, 2018
Better than tripping over cords on the ground
brandt l on Nov 25, 2018
Joseph P on Nov 25, 2018
Birthday Present
Sheri J on Nov 24, 2018
Kenneth W on Nov 24, 2018
To eliminate long cords on the floor and make it a great deal safer to work in the woodshop.
D H on Nov 23, 2018
To install in my garage above my workbench instead of constantly having to plug in an extension cord
Jeffrey N on Nov 23, 2018
Planning my new shop for maximum flexibility.
A P on Nov 23, 2018
Because I need one, duh, and it’s on sale
John B on Nov 23, 2018
The plugs don't fall out and they can handle commercial saws and small welders without shorting out. This is my third one, the first two work great.
JEREMY C on Nov 20, 2018
12 gauge wire
John W on Aug 2, 2018
no cord to trip over, heavy duty, 3 plugs
Raymond Z on Aug 1, 2018
my last one failed - but it was old and used every day. and i like it
richard R on Jul 29, 2018
Looking for a 12 gage heavy duty retractable cord reel.
Henry V on Jul 25, 2018
Good value for garage
Frank S on Jul 24, 2018
Retro Fit Warehouse
NICK A on Jul 17, 2018
It looks well made. It’s 12-gauge
Reynold V on Jul 16, 2018
I kept tripping on the cords laying on the floor from my power tools and I think if they were hanging from the ceiling it should be much safer.
Plus it's on sale. I should get it before my Birthday
Danny M on Feb 15, 2019
Want to keep power cords off the floor
Rocklon C on Feb 13, 2019
can the rewind spring be tightened?/
Norman W on Mar 7, 2017
Is this unit get hard-wired into a box, or simply plugged into a receptacle?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It plugs into a receptacle. The picture doesn't show it but the unit has a male plug on its short cord.
How long is the cord?
Chris on Jul 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 30 feet extension cord, with a 36" power cord.
Is the stop adjustable. Want to put this on the ceiling (9 ft)and have it hang to about 6'6"?
neil s on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The stop is adjustable. You can put it anywhere you want.
How long is the cord ?:
A shopper on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not fully extended the cord to measure it but the box says it is 30' long
Is there a circuit breaker and a reset button ?
art c on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, but it is a nice unit.
So it says 15 amps. Say I have it wired to a 15 amp breaker, does this mean I can’t run anything else off that breaker or could I also run other receptacles?
Justin B on Oct 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Most newer homes are wired with 12 ga. wiring with ground for 110/120 volts, and would be hooked into a 20A breaker at the main, or sub, panel. This cord is 12 ga., which is the same as the typical house receptacle wiring, and can handle the same load as the receptacle, or electrical junction box, it is hooked into. The issue is not with the wire ga., but with the load placed upon the cord. If the cord is overloaded, then the breaker is overloaded. If the breaker is overloaded, it will trip, which tells you that you have too much load on the circuit at the same time. Simply reduce the load on the cord/circuit by checking the amperage loads of the tools or equipment you are using, and, if necessary, place one item on a different circuit receptacle.
Can i get a cut sheet?
mike y on Aug 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am assuming you are using the advertising term of cut sheet. the web page is probably the closest you will get. My experience with the cord reel has been very positive. it is functioning as advertised.
Does the cord come with reel?
Jerry C on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does. It works great, however the plastic in front of the actual outlets is very thick and prevents most plugs from making contact. I had to grind down the plastic to close the gap.
can this be bought with plus reversed ???????
A shopper on Jul 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it cannot. This has been a good reel and the fact that it is 12 ga. wire makes a lot of difference.
How long is the extension cord inside the reel?
Jeff D on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Cord is 30’, though you will likely only have about 28 usable feet. The pigtail that comes out of the housing to plug into the wall is just shy of 3’. The housing is just under 11” in diameter.
How longis this ext cord?
Bill J on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Bill, the length is listed in the "Overview" underneath the photos. It's 30 feet long. I highly recommend this product.
I have pulled the cord all the way out and now I cannot reel it back in! How do I get it back in?
Ted S on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have done this a few times as well, but it's a fairly easy fix.

I used two long screw drivers to 'walk' it back against the tension of the spring. The first screw driver, I placed against the edge of the window on the inner plastic wheel (there the cord comes out) and pushed it back against the tension as far as the screw driver would allow. Then holding it there, I used the second screw driver and placed it against one of the ribs on the plastic wheel (for grip) and forced that back against the the tension as well. You'll get to a point where it releases the tension and will start to wind back on it's own, you'll feel it release.

You may have to repeat the process 2-3 times, depending on the length of your screw driver, but it worked for me. Hope this helps!
Is this 120/240 able? Standard plugs and receptacles for 220 here.
Gary K on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Wouldn't risk it. Only rated for 125 volts, 15 amps--don't overload!
Adjustable cable stop is there?
Suhail on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the adjustable cable stop comes with the reel.
Does it have a re setable overload ?
Harry P on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The retractable reel does not have a resetable overload, however our power source where the reel plugs into is a gfi in our garage.
Is this unit outdoor rated?
THOMAS on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item is not rated for exterior
Does this cord have a UL or ETL certification sticker?
Audrey M on Jul 17, 2017
Can you give me exact overall demintion? We are interested in this going in a movable outdoor bar and need to know it will fit in the bar space available
Katie H on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The housing is 10.75" in diameter and is 3.75" wide.. When mounted it sticks out about 13 5/8" from the wall .
Installed into workshop it started making an alarm sound today
Any thoughts on why? Actually sound like a smoke detector
William S on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. Mine works perfectly. I would hope that Rockler could answer customer questions regarding their merchandise rather than pass them on to other customers.
Can the click/stop feature be disabled so that there is always tension on the cord?
C. K on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Can't answer the question. I installed the unit on the ceiling of my garage. When I set up my shop, the extension cord functions as designed. Sorry!
Will I be able to modify this cord for 240 VAC for my 14 amp table saw (protected with a 20 amp breaker) without voiding the waranty?
Ben D on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I really doubt this. You will have to cut the existing outlet which will void your warranty.
Ken C on Jul 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: about 12 inches in diameter, tech details say 12.5 pounds, sounds about right, I have mine attached to stud just like in the photo,
I understand this is rated at 15 amps but can it be safely connected to a 20 amp breaker if I am running standard shop tools like a bandsaw or table saw, ?
Dana L on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can connect it to a 20 amp service, but it will mean that the breaker is not providing as much protection to your cord reel or the tool. Essentially, you are responsible for not plugging in something that will draw more then 15 amps.
Is there a similar unit that is configured for 240V / 15Amp? I'd like to run 10 ga in conduit to ceiling L6/20 Twistlock (or similar receptacle) outlet for both jointer and planer I have. It would be perfect for me if there was one out there like that... The 12 ga. SO cord should be adequate for this, right? Spot for the two machines is in middle of 3 car garage is why I'm asking...
John B on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes there are. The question is how safe are the? I am not an electrican. You need to consider the cord lenght. Some
Machines, especially 240 volt machines tell you not to use extension cords.
The description of product says power cord is 36", That can't be correct. What is the extension length?
Larry F on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The power cord is 36 inches and the extension is 30 feet.
what are the dimensions of the reel ? Will it fit in a 2 1/2" wide by 11 " tall space ?
John H on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The cord reel works great, however, I don't think it will fit in the space you describe. The mounting bracket makes the unit about 14 inches tall. I think a minimum of 4 inches will be required as space for the width.
A sticker on the reel lists some safety directions for its use. One note says to "Pull the cord to full length before using". Is that is so that if you are drawing enough current through the cord to generate heat, that you do not want a hot cord to be coiled up tight in a metal container? And are there any other reasons?
John K on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Coiled cords can generate heat but also alter the voltage and amperage (look up how transformers work...magic). Pull it all the way out.
Where is this unit made?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is made in Taiwan.
How long is the cord?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Power cord is 36” and extension cord is 30’. This information is included in several of the foregoing answers to the same question.