USA National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) completes testing and evaluation of the Ruslyn Cordwheel

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Tester 1 of 2
Tested by a member from Wisconsin
Design 4
Performance 4
Ease of Use 4
Size 4
Quality 5
Durability 5
Storage 5
Versatility 4
Convenience 5
Application 5
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.55
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is the absolute best way to store, deploy, and pick up rope, cable, wire, det cord, shock tube and small-diameter hose. The design is simple, but brilliant. Reeling in couldn’t be easier. Since receiving this reel for testing, I have browsed stores for similar products to compare it to. There are many look-a-likes on the market, but they feel cheap and fragile in my hands when compared to the Ruslyn. The Ruslyn has survived drops from waist height onto concrete while loaded with 50 feet of air hose. The design allows for easy stacking for organized storage of multiple reels. After testing this reel, I wanted to purchase one for every cord, hose, rope and linear object on our truck. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is the sticker shock when I shopped for more. The price is steep, but I guess you get what you pay for!

Tester 2 of 2
Tested by a member from Missouri
Design 5
Performance 5
Ease of Use 5
Size 5
Quality 5
Durability 5
Storage 5
Versatility 5
Convenience 5
Application 5
Cleaning & Maintenance 5
Individual Score 5
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a versatile reel and can be used for numerous applications. I especially feel the option of stacking several wheels is handy, even though I only had one. I could see this feature being beneficial by taking up a smaller footprint. Putting electrical cord is nice even though it recommends unwinding it all. I see why this is important with electrical cord. The electrical cord winds fairly easily and keeps it from getting tangled. The wheel could be used for phone line for a negotiator phone for and extended reach as most phones have their own wheel/roller. If my department had rolls of rope in each patrol car, this would be beneficial to keep the rope neat and tidy while in the trunk of a cruiser for rescues. I actually might let the Lake Patrol Officer use it on the boat in the summer. The center where you grab and reel the wheel is very easy to use and a great design. It makes quick work of winding. I believe this might be of use for SWAT teams, along with the smaller version. Can’t wait to see if it is beneficial for the SWAT or Lake Patrol. I believe this would work well for crime scene tape and is definitely a better option than the boxes the tape comes in.

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Black – part number AUS004754-11

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NATO stock number (NSN) 8130/661533558 part number AUS004754-61


DSEI London – September 2015

Our distributor in the UK exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel at the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 15 – 18 September 2015.
EOD UK together with Guartel Technologies is a supplier of defence equipment to the UK Ministary of Defence (MOD). EOD UK have been supplying the Cord Wheel and Pack Reel to various areas within UK military for a number of years.

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Honolulu Police Department Bomb Squad May 14, 2015

On our recent visit to the island of Oharu in Hawaii we met with the Honolulu Bomb Squad team to introduce the Ruslyn Pack Reel. They were unaware of the article written in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) winter edition of The On Target magazine and were going to obtain a copy. The team were impressed with our small reel and we left them with a sample of the NATO Pack Reel and black Pack Reel. We were invited to visit them when next in Hawaii.
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EMEX New Zealand 31st May 2014

Our New Zealand distributors InTELCOM exhibited at the Engineering, Machinery and Electronics Exhibition (EMEX) May 31st – June 2nd at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.
InTELCOM displayed both the Cordwheel and the Pack Reel at this Expo.
InTELCOM Services Ltd has been supplying a range of RF and tactical solutions to New Zealand Defence, Govt, Telcos and the Broadcasting sector since 1960. They have strong ties with Defence and other key Govt agencies supplying a range of specialist equipment. InTELCOM offer a local marketing, sales, installation, manufacturing, repair and technical support in New Zealand with a proven track record. They also have a full cable manufacturing and repair capability up to 30GHz.
www.intelcomservices.com Tel: +64 4 586 1212
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Ruslyn Pack Reels for deployment of Kayak anchor rope

Kayak Anchor Reel May 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to Ohio USA for deployment of Kayak anchor rope. This small cable reel is invaluable in the safe handling of Kayak anchor rope.

Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to the New Zealand Defence Force. NZDF will be using this mini reel to assist defence personnel with the handling of hook and line, detonator cord, shock tube, firing cable and comms cable. Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be assisting the NZDF with this small line reel.

Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SES Victoria who use these reels for deployment of cables and ropes throughout the state.