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Old 03-11-2008, 08:14 AM
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Best hose reel, Coxreel, Reelcraft, or Lincoln?

Would like to get a hose reel 3/8", 50' to 70' long & want to get a good one. Current setup is 2 pieces of wood screwed horizontally to a vertical post & hose is wrapped around them which works for now but think a reel would be better. What are you guys using & how do you like them? Do the hoses in them need to be replaced as long as you don't physically cut/damage them? Want to get a metal one instead of plastic, made in USA is a plus. One thing I want is something that either comes with or that can be outfitted with high flow fittings so that I don't lose tool performance. What price range should I be looking in to make sure that I'm not buying junk? Have you ever had to rebuild the retracting mechanism, if so, how hard/expensive was it?

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I don't use a store bought jobber for a hose reel. I use an old car rim. Not the neatest, but it was cheap....

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I bought a 25' hose reel from Harbor Freight. I haven't used it too much but it seems to be OK. I didn't buy the 50' because this one was cheaper and I seldom use it over 25' away from the reel. I have extra hoses to hook to it in case I have to extend the reach.

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