Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Skip It's Ok
I've had problems with it. It's ok for standard operation but I usually tie it into a power tool so the cord doesn't keep disconnecting. After a few times of doing this the plug separated from the cord leaving the wires exposed. I've never had that problem with other brands. I would not recommend this product.
June 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Sourdough Not suitable for Arctic environs
The package claims this cord is flexible to -58 F. I bought one to plug in my vehicle headbolt heater. At -2 F it was as stiff as most other cords that local vendors offer as 'good for this application.'
I did a little homework and the results are mixed: The packaging (and embossed in the cord itself) indicates that the material is SJEOW rated. My research indicates that this 300V cord should be good to -58 F, though lack of "-A" at the end of that string leaves this in question.
I bought this to replace a 25 year old cord with molded plug ends from which the grounding lug broke away. That cord has served me well to temps well down to the minus 40s F (Fairbanks, AK). After I cleaned that cord off, I noted that it was SJEW-A (not oil resistant), so I bought a new plug end and fixed it. I'm heading north for the holidays. If I can find one there, I'll buy it, otherwise, I'll have to resort to buying plain cord/cord caps and building my own.
It is possible that my old cord uses finer stranding in the conductors, which would allow greater flexibility at any temperature. I did not cut the Rigid cable apart to find out: I returned it.
This Rigid cord is a fine product, but it fails to meet the claim on the packaging. It's definitely suitable for construction work, but in relatively warm environs. It will not meet the -58 F claim.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pt109 love this product
Love the flexibility. Unwinds flat. Love the way it lights up at the end so I know I have it plugged in.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SomeLandlord Well made
I am using this extension cord with a treadmill in my basement. It works well and seems extremely well made.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dittohead Really Nice Cords
These Ridgid cords are very flexible even in cold weather. The power indicators on the ends are bright and easily seen. I am a contractor and own about a dozen. First class product.
December 6, 2011