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Not much better than a less expensive product
on April 11, 2012
Yes, it winds cord. And yes, it makes it convenient to carry the cord around. But a $10 Bayco cord reel does the same thing. My knock on the Bayco (and the reason I bought the Quick Winder) is that you have to completely remove the cord from the Bayco before you use it. But it turns out the Quick Winder is not much better. You must unwind all the cord you are going to need from the Quick Winder before plugging in. The reason: as the cord spins off the reel, the male end that plugs into the socket also spins around. So my idea of slowly pulling out sections of cord as I mowed the lawn didn't work with the Quick Winder. I still have to pull out 75 feet of cord and leave it on the ground waiting to be used. If you need additional cord from the Easy Winder, you must stop and unplug the cord from the wall before pulling out more. First time I used it, I managed to tangle the cord inside the reel, but I'm writing that off to operator error and not the Quick Winder. I also have a complaint about the flimsy handle. The thin metal carry handle feels like it could break away from the pail at any time and the skinny plastic handhold is uncomfortable in your palm as you carry the pail. I'm giving the Quick Winder 3 stars because, to me, the price doesn't justify the limited improvement over a product that costs 1/4 the price.