Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Sturdy
Everything we expected it to be. Steel. Sturdy. Four lag screws into the studs make it secure. Only improvement (for us) would be to have a little more friction on both the reel mechanism and the swing arm (both are very free-wheeling). It's a minor issue, but the reel unreels so freely that gravity on the nozzle alone is enough to get the hose to start unwinding toward the ground.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Great Product
The hose reel is sturdy and functional; so much better than the plastic models. It's exactly as described and works great! It comes complete with screws for mounting to the wall studs. I'd suggest replacing the mounting screws/bolts with better/stronger screws. The size it comes with is perfect. However, as I fastened and tightened the screws into the stud, one head broke off. Hence, the recommendation for a stronger type screw. In one of the pictures I posted, you can see where the screw head broke and I used a different screw. Otherwise, it's perfect.
April 17, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Mixed feelings.
I really wanted this reel to work out well, but so far it just hasn't. The way my garage is set up, I am limited to a left handed reel. I loved this reel because it fit in the space I had perfectly and would swivle. The problem I have had is the way the internal pieces of the reel are assembled. It appears I have recieved a defective one (Hopefully) and will update my review once the new one has arrived. When I turn on the water, the pressure from the water blows the reel apart. The reel itself sits on nylon bushings on a shaft, then there is the internal J-hook type hose assembly containing a nylon bushing with 2 rubber o-rings that slides on the inside of the shaft to seal everything up. Finally there is a snap ring that is supposed to hold everything together. The problem I'm having is that the groove the snap ring goes into doesnt appear to be deep or wide enough for the snap ring to fit into, so when I turn the water on, the pressure is enough to push everything apart. No, I dont have an insane amount of water pressure coming from my well pump, its just the design of the reel thats the issue. Anyway, I should have taken pictures of it broken to post, but I missed that opportunity. I will update this review if the new one works better.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Finally, Just what I was looking for.
Mounted in the garage for easy car washing. Swivel feature is nice, always get the right angle, then when finished tucks in nicely against the wall. really nice and space saving to have it off the floor. I only have 50' feet of good quality hose on it so can not comment on capacity. I found the mounting hardware to be fine, the hose reel holes line up perfectly with the wall studs in my garage. A bit pricy but is exactly what I wanted. Had to look around a fair amount to find this reel.Would recommend. Oh, NO LEAKS! (absolute necessity as I am a garage / car neatness obsessed).
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnny my second one
Good quality, sturdy, but they should figure how to make it possible to swing the reel to the left or the right.
June 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by handywoman Great heavy duty product with one small issue
This is a heavy duty well made hose reel. It has to be just to hold itself on a wall prior to adding the weight of a hose with water in it. However, mine was faulty. It has 4 holes for lag screws to secure to the wall. Two of those holes are in welded tabs & one of those tabs was welded crooked making mine rock unevenly. So there was no way to straighten the welded tab & it needed all 4 lags to secure properly. You may have to purchase more (correct length) lags according to where you hang. We did order another reel & it was perfect. Hoping for no leaks & a long lasting reel for this price.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coffjc Nice product, but mount is not reversible
I am satisfied with the quality of this product, but was a little disappointed that the swing of the reel is not reversible so you end up having to reel the hose back in with your left hand while guiding the hose with your right, which is the opposite of what comes naturally to me. Not a big deal, but wish I would have know this before purchasing.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ajaj This is the 3rd reel I'm buying so obviously it's good
As I've got a fairly large property, I need several reels to cover the guest house and different sides of my house thus the 3. Not because I needed to replace any of them.
It was cheaper than any other 'decent' comparable reel that i've come across and altho' I do agree with the review about it swivelling away from wall and a lock would be helpful, I'm still very happy with it. I recommend highly.
June 18, 2013