No more stepping on or tripping over cords, or wondering if a tool is plugged in or not, the Magnetic Cord Keeper has a 5/16" opening that holds a standard-thickness power cord and keeps it right where you can see it. The built-in rare earth magnet is extremely strong and adheres to any ferrous metal surface, keeping your cords at a manageable height. Holds up the cords on your table saw, scroll saw, band saw, or use one to keep a pencil handy! Measures 1-1/2" in diameter and 7/8" thick.
Keeps cords off the floor and out of the way
Stop bending over, the Magnetic Cord Keeper keeps cords at a manageable height
Rare earth magnet strongly adheres to any ferrous metal surface
Ideal for table saw, scroll saw, and band saw cords
I unplug my major power tools (bandsaw, jointer, etc.) as I move them around in my small workshop. These cord keepers make the plug easily accessible on the tool and keeps the cord on the tool without it dragging on the floor or otherwise getting in the way.
These cord keepers work great. I installed them on my table saw, band saw, jointer, and router table. They keep the cords off the shop floor and prevent the plugs from getting bent by stepping on them.
one of my grandsons went into the garage ( he knows not to, but he's six) and hit the starter on the table saw, I now unplug everything.. it only takes a second for a kid to get into things as we all know. nothing happened, and these magnetic holders keep the plugs right by the outlet.
While certainly not a necessity in my shop, these little magnet things help to keep my cords off the floor. In my small shop, a lot of my tools are on mobile bases, so it's nice to have the plug ends off the floor where they might get stepped on and bent/damaged. With the little magnet things, my cords are safe and I won't be tripping on them either!
I liked the Cord Keepers the first time I saw them. The only downside is that I don't unplug my tools very often. The big upside is the cord keepers will also hold a pencil. I have two of these. One keeps a pencil at my drill press and on keeps a pencil at my Miter Saw. If I ever need them by my tool to hold a cord they are easy enough to move. Very handy.
I have several of these holders. It is difficult to attach to a cord, but once on, works great. I can't keep a pencil within eye shot for more than 10 seconds. I now have pencils on all my machines thanks to magnets. For one purpose or the other,they work! I like them.
These do require a bit of work to install, but they work very well. My shop is a mobile shop, bandsaw, jointer, bench and planer are on mobile bases. I use these to keep the cords from falling on the floor and getting the cord or plug damaged. I used a twist and push approach method to install these and it worked without using heat. this keeps them from sliding around on the cord. They fit on all of my tool's power cords so I'm not sure what cords other people have that they won't fit. The magnets are strong and the protected cover doesn't cause and damage to the tools.
At first I was irritated that it didnt fit on any of my cords except for the 2 prong battery recharger. I even went so far as to fill out the return paperwork. Then while typing up a 2 star review I read the other reviews. George from GA nailed it right on the head, heat the Cord Keepers up. I used a heat gun for a few seconds and it did the trick. I guess it is a minor trade off to be able to hold a chuck key or a 10 gauge cord. It might seem like too much effort but once it is on the cord, I don't plan to move it... ever... so the Magnetic Cord Keeper gets a come from behind 5 stars.
Works as advertised. When the black rubber is cool it can be somewhat hard, making it difficult to insert the cord. Here's a tip: place the holder in front of a shop heater for a minute. Once it warms up, the rubber will become pliable and the cord will go in without any fuss.
The opening is too narrow for most power tool cords. To correct, I inserted a 1/4 dowel into the holder and used a chisel to widen the opening. Needed about a 1/16th inch on both sides. Works great now!
It's true that they are too small but all you have to do is trim !/16 an inch off each hook and they will accommodate a 12 Ga. cord and still hold it securely. Smaller cords fit fine. The should make a larger size though for larger cords.
Although these aren't an essential workshop item they are great for those of us who are anal! They do what they say they'll do. As others have said, heat from a hair blower will enable you to get 240 volt cables inserted so they're quite versatile.
If you're obsessed with perfection these are for you!
Power tool cords would not fit into the slot of the cord keeper until I inserts a steel rod and rested the rod on my shop heater. This made the hard rubber pliable and only then could I get the cords inserted properly. Thereafter the cord keepers work as advertised.
Great idea but difficult to attach on larger tool cords
I really like the idea and have been able to make them work. It is a definite challenge putting on the power cord for the larger tool cords (scroll saw, drill press, etc.). I would still recommend purchasing these but only if you are mechanically inclined with strong hands (or know someone who is).