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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
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 11.5000
Tech Spec
  • Quick release mounting bracket
  • 36" power cord
  • Three receptacles
  • 15 Amps / 125 Volts
Tech Docs No
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4.2 / 5.0
176 Reviews
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Works well
Easy to mount and use. Very handy in my small shop.
August 6, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Have it above my work bench, don't have to worry about tripping over cords
August 5, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Retractable Extension Cord
Works great. Allowed me to get rid of a bunch of extension cords.
July 30, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product
Works great. Took a bit of time initially to get the male ends into the female recepticals . Once used a few times everything wirkks well.
June 16, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Small shop with jointer, table saw, router table, miter saw and numerous other electric devices was cluttered with an obstacle course of extension cords lurking to cause a bad trip accident. Also made the shop much harder to clean.

No more. Installation of the Retractable Extension cord resulted in a much cleaner and safer shop.

Great accessory.

John T
San Antonio, Texas
May 26, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Useful retractable cord.
Very sturdy and well built tool. Easy to hang from ceiling.
May 25, 2018
5 months ago
It seems to be everything I hoped it would be.
April 2, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I recommend the retractable extension cord. Mounted it above and behiind my work bench and it saves me many trips when using different power tools.
March 30, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Makes life easy
Nice tool. It keeps things neat.
March 21, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Handiest extension cord I have.
I reach for this first when I need power inside or outside my garage/workshop. Heavy-duty construction with 12 gauge wire and three outlets on the end allows for rugged use.
March 3, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
12 gauge wire
John W on Aug 2, 2018
my last one failed - but it was old and used every day. and i like it
richard R on Jul 29, 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
like to have a retractable cord
jay w on Jul 16, 2018
Have one. They work well.
Mike E on Jul 7, 2018
great value for money, perfect for my shop needs
Paul M on Jul 7, 2018
Ease of use
George A on Jul 1, 2018
tired of stepping over extension cords
Martha C on Jun 12, 2018
Trying to make my garage shop easier to work in....
John S on May 30, 2018
Good reviews
Kris W on May 24, 2018
couldn't find a 12ga cord reel at the box stores
Paul S on May 20, 2018
Replace a broken one
Brian P on May 16, 2018
Big garage with dedicated 20A circuits, easy access to power from either side...
SCOTT S on May 13, 2018
Purchased for my workshop due to it being 12 gauge. Didn't want to take a chance of overheating a lighter weight cord. Being on sale helped also.
Gerald W on May 9, 2018
Allows overhead extension cords to be used. will keep cords of the floor.
Chuck K on May 3, 2018
To clean up the shop and not have loose cords around
Shpetim G on May 1, 2018
To get electricity to my husband's worktable without cords all over the place
Angie T on Apr 28, 2018
Only 12 gauge retractable cord reel I could fine under 40'.
Raymond J on Apr 26, 2018
Customer specified this item.
Rhonda M on Apr 9, 2018
Great way to have power everywhere in the shop, without always tripping over it. The retractable unit means you don't have to wind it up.
Susan M on Mar 29, 2018
Heavy 12 gauge wire will handle higher amperage.
Vernon B on Mar 27, 2018
I needed to place the extension cord on the ceiling of my studio above the workspace. There was an outlet in the ceiling but a heave cord would not stay in place. This looks to be a good solution.
DAVID A on Mar 19, 2018
I used this at Rockler store in a one on one class I took there and I loved it. Now I finally have one and no more cables on the floor shop.
Carlos H R on Mar 12, 2018
the best price I found for this type electric reel
Lester F on Mar 9, 2018
To allow multiple tools to be connected at same time and cut down on swapping cords on the outlets
john A on Mar 5, 2018
need it
Joseph S on Mar 5, 2018
Trying to get cords off the floor in my garage.
Robert H on Mar 5, 2018
It will fit perfectly in the garage space that I am using.
Dana K on Feb 25, 2018
I have one and like it so getting one for a son.
George F on Feb 19, 2018
I was in the market for a retractable extension cord reel and this one had the gauge cord I wanted and good reviews.
Gerald E. M on Feb 14, 2018
Great reviews from previous buyers
Anthony V on Feb 6, 2018
12 gage, looks heavy duty, I like Rockler quality, will see when I get it!
William F on Jan 27, 2018
Price, the right piece of equipment for the job, 15A rating.
Curt S on Jan 24, 2018
Purchased six of these for a truck shop 2 years ago and no failures to date. Now ordering for another truck shop and two construction trailers.
Christopher R on Jan 19, 2018
Christmas gift for my husband. It is exactly what he wanted.
Karen Y on Dec 10, 2017
I find this to be an extremely handy addition to my shop and use it all of the time.
Joe L on Dec 6, 2017
price and length
Vince F on Dec 6, 2017
Keep cords out from under foot.
Bing C on Dec 6, 2017
Sturdy construction with 12 Gauge cord and triple end.
Lyle M on Dec 1, 2017
JEREMY C on Nov 28, 2017
Husband has new tool shed/workshop.
bonnie p on Nov 24, 2017
My home shop is in my basement. I need a power source that I can disconnect and tuck away when I am not using anything. This will give me access to power when I need it, and the kids can't accidentally turn on any equipment. I have just installed a dedicated 20 amp circuit for this purpose.
Gabriela M on Nov 24, 2017
Needed a drop down cord in my shop. this will fill that need.
Benny S on Oct 18, 2017
looked useful
Brenda R on Sep 27, 2017
I am ordering it because I have used this product for years and it has fit my needs beautifully.
HOWEVER, I am ordering it because the one I have used for years is no longer working! Do you stand behind your products? I would be glad to return the no longer functioning unit for a refund.
Craig E on Sep 19, 2017
12 gauge for heavy duty use with MIG welder
Bill P on Sep 5, 2017
no cord to trip over, heavy duty, 3 plugs
Raymond Z on Aug 1, 2018
Looking for a 12 gage heavy duty retractable cord reel.
Henry V on Jul 25, 2018
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.
I have had this extension cord reel for a little while and I love it! But it just stopped working today. Any suggestion to restore power?
Matthew S on Oct 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've had two first one did the same to me.
Just replace it.
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.
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 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!
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,
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.