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Ames True Temper True Temper Reel Easy Hose Reel Caddy
on November 17, 2011
My requirements were simple:
1.) Good Quality - This product is made from durable poly plastic. Not flimsy at all.
2.) Wall mountable - This product is wall mountable
3.) Hold at least 40M (131 ft) of 12mm Garden hose - This holds 45M (150 ft) of 16mm with room to spare
4.) Spare parts available - Yep this has that too with 2 year warranty
5.) Easy to wind - This is very easy to wind thanks to the large crank handle
1.) The US and Australia standards for fittings and hose sizes are different, this made life interesting for the inlet hose but a quick trip to the local hardware store and about $2.75 later and that problem was solved.
Looking at hose reels in Australia I struggled to find a good quality hose reel that would meet all my requirements, looking outside Australia and Ames filled the spot.
Australia is really in love with Chinese made products just because they are cheap. If you look at the common consumer brands such as Hozelink, Neta, and Pope, I found that nobody makes a good quality product that is of solid construction, they all have skinny aluminium tube construction with flimsy plastic sides.
The Ames cost me less than one of the local products and it's better, that for me was a no brainer.
I now have my Ames hose reel mounted and it is by far the best product that I have ever bought for that purpose.
Would I buy another one, damn right I would.