|Review by Tedstor||posted 12-06-2011 05:24 AM||3194 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Easily accessible power is priceless in the shop. While installing new outlets would have been the preferable remedy, it wasn’t particularly practical in my case.
This cord reel has solved a lot of problems for me. At 30 ft, its long enough to reach any point in my workshop/garage, and can even reach onto my driveway if necessary. And being mounted on the ceiling makes it easy to manage the cord, keeping it off the floor and away from my feet. The reel includes all the needed hardware to mount from the ceiling OR from the wall. I’ve actually meant to install one of these in my shop for quite a while now. But finding an affordable product that didn’t look like junk took a while.
I found this one in Amazon’s “warehouse deals” for $25. Color aside, it appears to be identical to the reel that Lee Valley sells for $70. In any case, it seems to be as well built as any I’ve used in the past. A great product at a great price. I’ve checked Amazon’s site a few times since my purchase. It appears Amazon’s warehouse keeps these in stock on a regular basis. But even if you can’t grab one of these particular gems; I can’t encourage you enough to find an alternate reel to buy. A definite upgrade to any shop.