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  #2422226 17-Feb-2020 09:47
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I got a 25m cable, and the new ones looked somewhat flimsy. I'll try the under and over method first, then try hanging it somewhere.


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  #2422234 17-Feb-2020 10:12
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Or if you're nautically inclined, a figure-of-eight flake.





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  #2422239 17-Feb-2020 10:19
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Only good for short light duty cables, with my 1.5mm long one it gets about 2/3rds on before full and thats carefully laying it onto it nicely. About half if I just wind the thing and it goes all crisscross.





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  #2422246 17-Feb-2020 10:45
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I see now that my Reel is 'Roll A Cord' branded and not the 'Jobmate'  shown on Mitre10. So I am not sure where I originally bought mine. 

 

I just did a search on 'Roll A Cord' and found this site: http://www.coltagroup.com/roll-a-cord/

 

 





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  #2422291 17-Feb-2020 11:42
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I saw that on the side. I've emailed them to ask where to source them in NZ, thanks.


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I found those cord rollers to be a pain in the #@$ .
I ended up throwing mine away . I do the manual method now (as above) ,  and use some thickish twine to tie & hang 

 

if there are allready hard twists in the cords you still can get a slight tangle or twists


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  #2422353 17-Feb-2020 12:26
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Ge0rge: https://images.app.goo.gl/wXYqXub73ST76uDYA />

Use the over under technique with one of these. It's called a "Stoa" and you'll never go back to a reel after using one.

 

length of string doubled up into a loop on one end of the cable and a nail on the wall, done. mean you can transport it coiled up too.


 
 
 
 


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  #2422420 17-Feb-2020 13:38
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Don't forget to unroll the whole coil before using it if you have a medium to high load and using a reel like that. Otherwise it could overheat and melt if it stays coiled up.


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  #2422500 17-Feb-2020 15:13
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Ge0rge: https://images.app.goo.gl/wXYqXub73ST76uDYA />

Use the over under technique with one of these. It's called a "Stoa" and you'll never go back to a reel after using one.


length of string doubled up into a loop on one end of the cable and a nail on the wall, done. mean you can transport it coiled up too.



A cheap alternative, sure. The Stoa will rotate through 90° to allow you to grab the end of your cord and walk away, paying cord out behind you. It will also swivel on the bracket, so it will feed out regardless of the angle you walk away on. It also lifts off the bracket, allowing you to carry the coiled cord wherever you need.

I have no vested interest in Stoa, but after seeing them used at work, promptly ditched the couple of reels and a couple of strings as you've described and haven't looked back.

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I have a metal caddy that is probably 40 years old, I think it is probably PDL. It works great and haven't seen anything like it in stores that is as good and and strong, as most seem to be plastic these days. An electrical wholesaler such as Cories may have something. The alternative option is to go cordless for mowing, as cordless mowers have improved significantly with new battery types. 


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When you've coiled it, plug the two ends together. No more tangles (taught to me by a plumber !)


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  #2423495 18-Feb-2020 21:00
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I use these. Bought in NZ although I can't recall where as I've had it ages.

https://images.app.goo.gl/9Six92B1zWD8Grkr5

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  #2423543 18-Feb-2020 22:32
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tchart: I use these. Bought in NZ although I can't recall where as I've had it ages.

https://images.app.goo.gl/9Six92B1zWD8Grkr5

 

i got mine from mitre10. It’s ok for my 25m cable.


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  #2423728 19-Feb-2020 09:27
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tchart: I use these. Bought in NZ although I can't recall where as I've had it ages.

https://images.app.goo.gl/9Six92B1zWD8Grkr5

 

i got mine from mitre10. It’s ok for my 25m cable.

 

 

Probably not a heavy duty one in that case. Also those winders need a sharp bend on the first few layers which sucks when its cold so the cable is hard as a rock almost.





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