Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Great Cord for 15 Amp Use, Well Built, Thick Housing
Anyone in need of a quality extension cord need look no further. This well built Husky extension cord will serve you for many years on any job.
Being 12 gauge 3 wire (two power, one ground wire) means you can have high draw power tools like table saws, pole saws, etc on this cord and not overload your circuit.
It has a heavy duty coating that is very scratch resistant and slides around corners easily without marking. It's considerably thicker than other cords of the same rating made by other companies.
The plugs are large and robust, easy to grip with thick gloves on. They stick in the socket well.
I'd recommend this extension cord to anyone needed to work with tools drawing 15 amps or less, which is most home power tools.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lostinthewoods Great Price. Awesome Product
I bought the ext cord to run from my generator while camping. I also used the Rigid 5 plug adapter to run multiple devices.
No issues with keeping power supplied. Cord held up great in outdoor conditions (camping @ 6500 ft +).
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian Flexible and Durable Indoor/Outdoor cable.
Testing the 50 ft. 12/3 SJTW Extension Cord with Standard Plugs was very successful.
Connected the cord to a 20 Amp GFCI outlet. Plugged in a GFCI tester to the female end. It shows that the wiring was correct.(Center and right LED were lit). Pressed the testing button, and the GFCI test button on the wall outlet tripped, which means it is working correct and the cable passed test.
This cable can carry a maximum of 20 amp/1800 watt power for 50 feet without power or voltage loss for medium job applications indoor or outdoor.
April 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SGMillerDesigns Good average duty cord
Overall, a good quality extension cord.
No extra bells or whistles, is what it is.
Overall product length was 3" longer than advertised. Nice to have a little more than under what you need. Construction of the cord seems good. Jacket is solid along entire length of cords. Plugs on the ends are solidly attached, and have nice solid contacts when attaching to various sockets and plugs. The prongs on the plug are nice and stiff, and do not seem to bend as easily as the average plug. It isnt Superman, with enough pressure anything will bend, it just seems to hold it's form way better than most.
Something to note, my multimeter was registering about .085 ohms. This is slightly higher than what it should be, being that 12g at 50' should be .075-.080. This means that the copper might be just a slightly bit undersized. Not a big deal, just dont overload this thing past it's limit.
A good externsion cord to have in it's arsenal. Do not expect it to perform past it's limitations and it will provide many, many years of good service.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Starmapper Good cord, Great Price
There's not much to say about this extension cord. It works and it has a great price. Being made of 12 gauge wire it will handle virtually any 110V tool or accessory, from air compressor to table saw or electric lawn mower, even though it's rated for “medium duty”. It only has one plug, but that prevents running multiple tools and possibly exceeding its load rating. Triple taps are available if needed anyway. Its red/black striped color makes it easy to spot indoors and out, and it's tough enough I won't worry about stepping on it or catching it in doorways. Best of all it's a good price for such a long 12-gauge cord.
May 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MaineYankee Heavy load cord, but not great with yardwork tools
This is a heavy gauge cord that can take 15 amps, which is what I need for my air compressor. I was also going to use it for some other outdoor power tools, but this cord hold connections very well during active movements with a tool like a leaf leaf blower. It pulls out under its own weight unless you make a knot. Other 12/3 cords have locks built-in and this one could benefit from that.
Otherwise Husky has a very decent cord here. The package says "kink-free", which sounds laughable, so I tested it out. I coiled it up then tossed it out while holding the end with one hand. Doing that three times in a row it never fetched up or got too twisted to pull straight. Pretty impressive, actually. And so is the three year warranty.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alpha480v Great Cord
We got this for our outside lawn care use this summer. We needed a heavy duty outside rated cord and this is fits the bill.
It is 12/3 which is 20 amp rated. Big enough for our hedge clippers or weed whacker..
It has a tough coating which protects itself as you use it and drag it across the ground.
It is tangle free and picks up easily without kinks. Not as easy to see on the ground as a orange cord being red/black.
A good quality cord.
May 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jim If this cord is designed for medium duty use, I shudder to think what a light-duty cord would be like
I have had other Husky brand indoor/outdoor extension cords, all with the black and red stripe and black terminals, and so far all of them, including this one, have suffered from weak contacts in the receptacle end. After only a few insertions (no more than ten), the receptacle no longer holds the plug securely, and I have to use electrical tape to keep it from falling out.
The package says that Husky brand cords are for medium duty use (duty defined as frequency of use, but giving no numbers for the frequency); RIDGID cords are for heavy duty use; and HDX cords are for light duty use. I have also owned RIDGID cords, and they, indeed, are excellent, long-lasting, and very reliable.
The package doesn't say what frequency of use The Home Depot defines as "medium duty", but if it's more than ten uses in a lifetime, then all the Husky cords I've had fail--and I shudder to think what a light-duty HDX cord is like (I've never owned that brand); I guess you'd better plug something into it and leave it there forever.
I know these cords have a three-year warranty, and I'm sure The Home Depot would replace it, but why would I bother getting another one just like it? I've already learned from my own experience that it's a brand-wide problem.
I thought this cord, made in USA (whatever that's worth) and 12 AWG, might be better constructed than a 14 AWG, made in Philippines, Husky cord I bought eight or or ten years ago, but the terminals appear to be identical. I still use that old cord, and I will use this one occasionally--securing the connections with electrical tape, and I shouldn't have to do that on a cord this expensive.
It's a shame, because the cord itself is tough but flexible and a pleasure to use. But putting cheap, weak connectors on a nice cord ruins it. A few extra pennies invested in a high-quality receptacle would have made this a great product.
April 28, 2016