I finally installed the Rapid Reel garden hose reel I purchased last year. Long story involving reconstuction and a new boiler caused the delay. Yes, I'd rather be writing about a new firearm or other more sporting aquisition but I have to say I am very impressed with this reel and wish I bought one a long time ago. In the days of cheesy, plastic imports these guys are still turning out quality products your grandkids will fight over like we expected as the norm back in the day. Fast shipping in a sturdy double box, each item secured in heavy plastic, assembly tools included, stainless steel fasteners, everything you need for any installation, well engineered, and simple instructions that are in understandable English.