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Bayco K-100 150-Foot Cord Reel
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- Handle driven cord storage reel
- Holds up to 150ft of 16/3 cord
- Easy carry handle
- Wide base for stability
- Floor standing
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Other than that, there's not too much to be said. You spend your < $15 and get something that will make your long extension cord much easier to use.
If I ever buy more long extension cords I'll certainly get more of these as well.
OK, there is more to say... How I got 100' of extension cord onto this reel. What I did was to walk the cord out, so it was completely extended and then walk one end back to the other. That gets the plug and socket at one end and the middle at the other. I put a couple Cables to Go 43036 Cable Ties - 100 Pack (Black) (not these exactly but something I had on hand that is the same thing) at the middle to make a ring and put that ring onto the hook on the reel. (If you don't have any cable ties you might still be able to just hook the cord middle in the reel hook and wind it up that way.) Then when I wound up the cord it pulled the middle in first and the two ends last.
BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews, accompanied by detailed videos, can take the place of first-hand experiences that are often lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and try to return the favor as best as I can. I hope you found this review helpful and the video at least entertaining.Read more ›
rather than winding this thing end to end, unroll the cord and fold it once. the male and female ends should now be together. at the opposite end is the middle of the cord. take some plastic zip ties (3 or 4 minimum) and zip tie the middle of the cord to the cord wheel. now when you roll the cord, you are rolling both ends in at the same time. i roll with one hand and use the other to feed the incoming cord so they stay side by side and feed it evenly over the center hub of the reel. now both male and female ends are ALWAYS visible and accessible. when you need cord, put it 1/2 way between the wall outlet and the jobsie and unfeed both ends at once. way easier to show someone than to type, hopefully you get the idea!
Others suggest drilling a hole in the spindle and passing the female end through the hole. This will work, but if you have any length of the cord sticking out, it's going to fly around as you try to wind the cord.
If you want to singly wind the cord without the free end flying around, then you can make a modification that stores the free male end on the outside of the spool hub. To do this you simply have to notch 4 of the 5 hub splines. This is fairly easy to do with a sharp utility knife and needle nose pliers. Then you can clip the male plug into one of the holes in the hub. See my customer photos for the details.
As you unwind, the free end will stay out of the way. After unwinding the amount that you need, just free up the male end from the hub and plug it in the outlet. To reel in, just store the male end on the hub and reel it in. The free end stays completely out of the way.
I have a 50' cord wound on this reel and it's sturdy enough for that much cord. Bought mine at Home Depot and I've used it often in the many years that I've had it. It's held up great. Yeah, it's plastic, but sturdy enough. Nothing has broken or fallen off of mine.
Giving it 5 stars because, for the price and with the modification I suggest, it's does a great job.
In my opinion if you have a hole saw then Henry's got the best idea overall and that is what I did, saw a hole and in my case feed the female receptacle end through it. If you don't have a hole saw then Todd's idea is genius too, except that I want the female receptacle end to be the one to keep at the reel and not the male plug end, and it will get in the way more than the way you can wedge the male prongs end into the plastic.
My use model in the yard is to plug in the power (this is the free end that is wound onto the reel last) then hold it in my hands and unspool it as I head across the yard to where my leaf blower or power tool is and setup there. That way I don't have to walk back to the other end and plug it in, like Todd's way. Saves trips :)
A tip: IF you like to use it by setting it on the ground and pull the cord here is a tip to help keep it from tipping over: Just be sure that the cord is being fed off of the bottom of the reel and NOT the top, this is a lot less tipping force and you should have no problem, I don't (when I sometimes use it that way).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
hard to manage the cord with this ended up not using it more pain than its worth the cord just sits on the floor now because its easier to load/unload this way.Published 3 days ago by Relidtm
Poor design! Very hard to roll the cable in, plus u can't leave one end of the cable out as it won't let you roll, so every time you need to pull out the whole cable and get the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Crafty mom
Thia reel has helped a lot I don't know why I didn't get one sooner. No more Tangled cables and a big mess. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Derrick Jones
was expecting there to be a way to use this without having to completely unwind the entire extension cord each timePublished 5 days ago by Charity
Good timesaver. Have to be a little careful because they still tangle easily.Published 6 days ago by AmazondotBlonde