|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||22.3 x 25 x 15.8 inches|
|Item model number||E103|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Designers Edge E-103 Cord Storage Wheel
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- Tangle free cord storage wheel
- Ideal for general storage of extension cords, holiday lights, rope, or light wires
- Holds up to 150 feet of 16/3 gauge cord or 125 feet of 14/3 gauge cord
- Lightweight and easy to transport
- Convenient handle allows you to unwind your cords quickly for easy access
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Designers Edge E103 Cord Storage Wheel, Red. Use for extension cords, holiday lights, rope, light wire, coax cabling, and more. Ideal for general storage of extension cords, holiday lights, and rope. Holds up to 150-feet of 16 gauge cord or 125-feet of 14 gauge cord. To operate, hold handle steady at the top of the reel, pull rotating lever to move cord reel in desired direction. Holds up to 150-feet of 16/3 gauge cord when guided neatly - if thicker cord, less length will be organized. Recommend to set on ground while wrapping cord. Convenient handle allows you to unwind your cords quickly for easy access. TOLL FREE HOTLINE, 1-800-561-4321. If you have immediate questions about application, installation, troubleshooting, or a damaged component, please call CCI Consumer product hotline at 1-800-561-4321 or email questions to: CCI.ConsumerSupport@southwire.com. The Designers Edge (R) brand is a registered trademark of Coleman Cable Inc.
From the Manufacturer
This cord storage wheel is tangle-free and ideal for general storage of extension cords, holiday lights, rope, or light wires. Holds up to 150 feet of 16/3 gauge cord or 125 feet of 14/3 gauge cord. TOLL FREE HOTLINE, 1-800-561-4321. If you have immediate questions about application, installation, troubleshooting, or a damaged component, please call CCI Consumer product hotline at 1-800-561-4321 or email questions to: CCI.ConsumerSupport@southwire.com
Top Customer Reviews
I needed a simple cord reel to accommodate 100' of 12-3 cord, after the old plastic one broke. I use the cord for an electric mower and other outdoor tools. The heavier electrical cord is better for the various electric motors; potentially helps them last longer.
Searching the local hardware stores and mega-depots was astonishingly disappointing. IF I could even find a cord reel, they were all very, very small and flimsy, unless I spent $80-100 or more for contractor grade -- not an option. I thought it amazing that stores that sell long, consumer-grade cords of various sizes didn't offer any cord reels that could wind and store them.
After much searching online, I found this one at a reasonable price. It just barely accommodates my cord, IF I wind the cord from its middle. Otherwise, there is nowhere to fasten either large end so that you can start winding, AND either large end takes up so much room in the middle of the spool that it causes a huge, uneven lump in the wind, and you run out of space for the cord. The only place you can mount an end to start winding is a tab in the center of the inside of the spool. If I could stick an end through one of the outside holes and wind, it would be a great help. But the frame that holds the spool is mounted very close to the spool and an end coming through a side hole would prevent it from turning and winding.
After first giving this five stars, I have edited it down to three, after much struggling and hoping to draw the designer/manufacturer's attention. Three stars isn't necessarily fair, since the reel wasn't designed for the size cord I have. It almost can't accommodate the 100' of 12-3, but in lieu of spending $100, I was struggling to make it work. I wish the company made one a size larger, too. I'm thinking, IF they read these reviews (which they would do if they are smart), perhaps they will re-engineer this one to deal with better accommodating the end pieces for winding. Plus, MAKE A SIZE LARGER FOR HEAVIER CORDS!
This reel is entirely plastic, but the design and construction are mostly well done, except for what I've already mentioned. You can set it on the ground to wind the cord, which is a great help.
A personal caveat-emptor regarding another cord-winder style -- the big-name depots and barns do sell, among others, a style of cord winders designed to entice you by making the winding look like magic. They wind the cord in such a manner that it twists and twists it. Since electrical cords are copper wire inside, the copper twists and cannot be straightened again. After a few uses, the cord is so irreparably twisted that it's impossible to deal with, since its basic shape is too altered to lay flat or rewind. Stick to a cord winder that winds and unwinds straight on/off the reel (like this one's design), so that the cord won't twist.
The hose reel is constructed of a lightweight plastic so I don't recommend it for anything heavy like large gauge wire. The construction of the reel is good but it is fairly lightweight so I honestly don't know how much abuse it will handle.
On the cord reel there is a small hook. This is the hook that you attach whatever it is you are winding up. A word of warning here. It is a very small hook so whatever you wind needs to be thin otherwise it will not fit under the hook.
To sum it all up, the cord reel is very lightweight but the construction is fine. If you are winding a lightweight extension cord it will work perfectly, but if you want to wind anything heavier, look for a heavy duty winder!
It is light, which means I'm not struggling with 10 lbs. of reel, along with the cord itself, and the lawnmower when I go to start mowing. It's strong enough to wind up and hold the cord, which is its intended purpose without being weighty. Yes, you have to remove the cord entirely from the reel to use it, but I would need all 100' anyhow, so that isn't an issue for me. I've also been told that it is not a good idea to ever use a cord while it was wound onto a reel, but have no idea if the warnings to not do so are based on actual electric facts or simply urban myth. Whichever it is, I still need all 100' which is why I bought 100' to begin with. It holds the 100' of heavy duty outdoor 12 gauge cord just fine, and we're not even close to being over-full. While gravity seems to do the trick too, I would feel more secure if there was a clip on the edge to hold the end when I was done, but maybe it's not there to eliminate the user error of trying to wind it up so that it could be plugged in without unwinding it all. Since goods are usually manufactured for the lowest common denominator, design flaws are often the result of doing so. After all, there is a reason why electric appliances tell us to not use them in the bathtub or to not put plastic over our heads or let infants play with it or that skin cream is for topical use only.
This is a great designed cord reel for home use. It's not heavy duty for hauling cords to a construction site day after day. It's not designed for that, but what it is designed for, it accomplishes without fuss. It also definitely held all 100 feet of the 12 gauge heavy duty outdoor extension cord I also purchased from Amazon.
You will also need to be extra careful when you are unrolling the cord. Because, it will cause damage to your hand, fingers or knuckles. Since you have to hold onto the unit. Otherwise, it will just follow you like a dog on a leash. Once the cord is fully rolled and you pick up the unit, it almost feels like it is going to break apart under the heavy weight of the cord.