Frogger is the best brush out there. The only brush I have seen with a retractable cord
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I've had that break once, and you're right, it basically made it useless. It would be nice if it was just a metal ring or something, like a keychain, or a carabiner or something instead, though.
20.00 for a brass brush is pretty expensive when you can buy brass brushes from lowes/home depot for a couple bucks.
I usually buy a three pack cause I use the other around the house...
Just an option...