Bought this reel last November http://www.toolplanet.com/product/Ne...se-reel-40273A thinking it would save some time with the hose. Using it in Sept, it was hard to get the flame adjusted, and found that all 4 hoses on the reel were cracked and leaking at every fitting. I couldn't believe it, as this replaced the last hose I bought 30 years ago. When I called ToolPlanet, their attitude was pretty much "What do you expect for buying this cheap Chinese hose" and wouldn't do anything about it. Now if they had a disclaimer that predicted the life of the product to be 9 months, I wouldn't have bought it. Rant over, buyer beware......