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Robo Reel Cord Reel, my experience

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 07-27-2012 03:17 PM 6653 reads 0 times favorited 91 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Edit:WOW, THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG: I do not endorse this product! I was kindly provided a scratch/dent version to evaluate. This is simply an invitation to help me form an opinion before a formal review.

I was asked to put the new RoboReel Cord Reel through its paces in my shop. I figured I’d blog about it first, so I could answer any questions with the unit in front of me; then post a formal review after thorough evaluation.
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I was excited to learn about this unit, as I’ve already gone through several. It’s going to be at a high price point for a retractable reel, but I think it has some features that might very well justify the expense.
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Here’s a video showing some of it’s features:
http://youtu.be/43zQHnQCNBg
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Their website is here:
http://roboreel.com/
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I received the unit in two pieces: 1) the main unit and 2) the wall mounting option. There is an optional ceiling mount and the unit has it’s own frame to stabilize it.
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It came well packed and the device is substantial in weight.
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It’s got a pretty small footprint and the plastic shell is quite thick and hard.
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The wire is very heavy gauge and the plug is heavily rubberized.
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I’ll try to get it mounted up and charged this weekend and start brutalizing it. If anyone has any questions that I can answer, shoot!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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superstretch

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 03:22 PM

Looks pretty neat, but your dog doesn’t look that interested

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 03:27 PM

This will look sweet next to a SawStop.

Steak is too cool.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 03:28 PM

looks interesting Al. None of these are cheap, so I’d be interested to know what It’s going to be at a high price point for a retractable reel means.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 03:36 PM

Is that Ridgid orange perhaps? ;)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 03:36 PM

Did stretch just call me out on my smartphone skills, lol? It’s hard to take a picture on crutches…whimper….whimper.
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Lol, Tony, I’ll see if they make a piano black one for you. It might be extra for a red lightning bolt, though.
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Don, it’s a pretty high price point:
. Portable Cord Reel
$329.00

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The circuitry and the motorized retraction are some really nice features I’m looking to check out. I plan on brutalizing it, so we’ll see:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 03:37 PM

You know Grimes is looking for some more orange in his shop, lol;0

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 03:41 PM

:D good to see you somewhat back in action.. if at least its playing with some new toys

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 07-27-2012 03:42 PM

That does look interesting… I’ll stick with my manual wind up ones though… and save $300 lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 03:44 PM

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 07-27-2012 03:54 PM

Looks sweet, I need but at that price the target market is going to b small.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 04:22 PM

What a waste of money. Come on guys, I mean really! $329 for an extension reel? Has the world gone mad?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 07-27-2012 04:27 PM


This is my newest favorite meme.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#13 posted 07-27-2012 04:28 PM

lol

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 04:33 PM

Stretch, my all time favorite:
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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 07-27-2012 04:34 PM

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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