Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by therock Nice Homeowner Air Hose Reel
I tried a $30.00 less unit from the other big box store and it was a miserable failure.
I come to Home depot and find the Campbell Hausfeld hose reel. I have been happy for 20 years with my Campbell Hausfeld air compressor so I ordered it. Free shipping and fast processing it was on the ceiling of my garage in three days.
The other model I got from the other big box store rattled and made noises like it was coming apart. It would not lock or retract consistently.
This one it a light weight homeowners reel that operated very smoothly even when pulled all the way out. The 3/8" hose is smaller in diameter than the other one and bears the CH name and made in China.
This one also has two support arms compared to the others single arm.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rhyan I would buy it again
I ordered online and had it shipped to my house. I took it out of the box and mounted it on the wall in my shop. The tension was way too loose and it would not pull the hose back in. The box did not say anything that I could find on how to adjust it so I did a little search on an online tube site and found a video that showed me step by step. It was easy as pie and now it works great. It is a bit on the heavy side but I like that because I think it will last longer.
October 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zippy Seems to be good so far.
I've only had it a week or so, but it seems to be well made, and the hose seems to be of good quality. It would have been nice if it included the leader-hose to connect it to the air supply, but that isn't too big a deal.
December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 123ABC Good Product
Purchased this based on it's functionality, price and reviews for use in a home garage. I had to adjust the hose guide because of where it is mounted and that was a bit of a task because of it's design. It was very difficult to reinstall two of the bolts and nuts because of lack of clear access to them. After repeated attempts and some ingenious tool modification, I was able to get the thing back together. No leaks and the reel works well. Very sturdy.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Fits my needs
I replaced an old HF 25' air reel with this product. I don't have to drive the car up to the new one now which makes it easier for the wife if she has the put air in her car. I have mine installed on the ceiling with a HF regulator and filter. My only gripe is the pvc hose. Can be cumbersome and stiff in the colder months but should be just fine when it warms up. Overall a great value for a mid-level product.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LittleH Time Saver
I selected this hose reel after a lot of searching on the internet. It seemed to be the best match for what I wanted and I am pleased with it. It is a little heavy for one person to hang if used in the ceiling (as I do) but with a little imagination it went well. Now that I have used it many times, I wonder why I struggled for years with hoses. If you wonder if it is worth it......IT IS!
January 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Over all, very good.
Seems to be a very good reel, good spring tension and plenty of room to wind the hose up. Disappointed on the assy of the reel. The guide plate that lines up the hose with the reel was not positioned correctly for a wall mount,,but rather a floor or ceiling mount. It took some time to take it apart and re-position it correctly, (big pain in the butt).
Also, no connecting hose was included, and NOT EVEN AVAILABLE from Home Depot. The only option was to get one from another company (Northern Tools).
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TFIO The best air hose reel HD has to offer
Basing on other reviews where hose reels come with rubber hoses that deteriorate rather quickly I set out to find one that came with Pvc hose. I can tell you from having several PVC hoses for 5+ years that this type of hose is very durable.
The hose reel itself appears to be sturdy and well made. Ratchet action is set to the right resistance and the hose recoils completely without having to try multiple times. For install I used a length of 2"x8" dimensional lumber lag bolted into 2 joists on my garage ceiling. I then through bolted the hose reel to 2x8. The fitting for air input is standard 1/4" fitting and I simply made up a hose to fit from an old one I had on hand.
I've been using an air compressor in my garage since mid 80's and makes we wonder why I waited so long to get and install this hose reel. Gone are tangled hoses. So far I am very happy with this purchase. The only reason for giving 4 stars vs 5 stars is I would have preferred to have 1'2" hose instead of 3/8. I am sure that is available on an industrial unit at much higher cost.
July 16, 2014