It's 'OK'... There's about 5' more of the size-16 cord in the reel than it can easily accommodate, so it's a bit of a chore to get it wound back up completely, even if you spool it all out, first. Also, the lamp holder/handle is VERY lightly-made, and I suspect won't take much abuse. Still, for the price, it's a good retractable for the everyday HOME shop.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]