Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Bobby Great Product in Every Way
Designed for 100 ft of 5/8 in hose, I find it just handles my 50 ft of 3/4 in hose plus 12 ft of 1/2 in hose well. The axis of the reel is at right angle to the axis of the 2 wheels, perfect where you want to roll it out perpendicular to a wall and faucet and draw out the hose parallel to the wall. Well built with pre-assembled parts securely welded. Cart and reel handles slip on and are easily secured. The two wheels are held on with slotted nuts; just back off a little to allow free wheeling. Best of all -NO LEAKS. Also, it came with a (good) leader hose, contrary to product description. Even the paint is terrific, it should last indefinitely. Well worth the money.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by CliffAppet Good Value
Well made, easy to assemble and no plastic part except for wheels and handle grip. I would have given it five stars but a little light weight for the hose I am using. The hose I am using is on the stiff side and heavy. It has a tendency to pop over the reel rim on wind up. But I'm sure a lighter more flexible hose would not do this.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by DelawareGuy Good to excellent
I really like my purchase, and I eventually may purchase another. Design and build seems solid, and includes a metal tube and fitting, not plastic.
I rated it 4 stars due to issues 1 and 2. Issue 3 is just my opinion.
1.) If your hose fitting at the reel leaks consider this. The reel comes with a short extension hose to connect the reel to your spigot. That hose includes a rubber ring which is used where the hose screws into the reel. That rubber ring was cheap and split the first use. I replaced it with a better quality ring and no leaks.
2) Product description says it is a 100' hose reel, but in reality it's something a little less than 100'. I have a 100' x 5/8" hose and I have to be careful to wind it on to the reel neat and snug in order to get it all on the reel. Not a deal breaker, unless you're an older person and not inclined to do the physical activity. So when in doubt consider purchasing the next size up.
3) For me the picture made it seem taller. I'm a 6' man and to maneuver it I have to bend over a bit to grab the handle. Another 4" or more and it would have been much better.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by schooner Great product, great price
I'm actually using this product for something a little unorthodox. I have a decently heavy audio cable on it and it is performing extremely well.
Very solid construction.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by tr001 Great product
I got one of these after dealing with several leaking, cheapo plastic hose reels. No regrets. Solidly built, doesn't leak and the hose seems to be easier to reel in vs the plastic ones. Also takes up a little less space in the garage compared to the plastic ones.
May 21, 2013