Alright guys, laugh all you want, but it works. ha. ha.
Since I had the rest of the week off and had to show the One We Must obey I was busy, I came up with this innovation to end the frustration of a tangled mess when it comes to digging up the Christmas lights.
200 feet of nothing but tangled mess.
Ahh, but wait, here is my tool. Wrap it around when taking it down and stays untangled.
I drilled a hole in the middle, inserted a 3/8" rod poked into the ground and now it just swivels around while I install them, no tangled mess.
This is the tool I installed on an extendable painters pole to install the lights in my tree. Made of wood and sanded the edges so as not to damage the conductors.
Now that handle can come in handy to just store a couple hundred feet of Christmas lights without the mess.
The grandkids are coming down tomorrow and will put it to the test. :):D;)