Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bmega Works well, read this before using
Exactly what I needed for helping a friend with an old work TV mount, power and HDMI cable run. But I am glad to have seen the other reviews so that I prepped this thing before install. The metal wings that tighten against the drywall can be problematic, bind, bend, etc. if you don't prep them properly BEFORE sliding the box into the wall. First, use some bar soap (like Dial, Irish Spring, etc.) and rub it on the screws that the wings are attached to. Then (box still not in wall yet) one at a time, hold each wing in place against the box housing with your thumb, or use locking pliers to hold it still while you use a screwdriver to carefully tighten the screw all the way down which pulls the wing forward. It will be very tight at first so be careful not to strip the screw head or bend the wing. Then loosen, tighten, loosen, tighten each screw several times so that the soap you rubbed on the screw lubricates the metal-on-metal contact between the wing and screw. Finally, loosen each screw to the original position (wings flat against box), then place the box into the wall and tighten the screws normally. Screws are then easy to tighten with the box in the wall and wings will work properly. Works perfectly.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BluEngie Ummm... There is absolutely nothing wrong with this product.
It seems most of the reviews here are about the concept of cut-in boxes in general. If you have used cut-ins before, you know they can be tricky, but they work very well. This box is no exception.
I almost didn't buy this product based on the reviews, but I'm glad I did. It works just as well as any other cut-in box I've used. If you know what this is, and you know how to use it, do not hesitate to buy this box if you need an old-work dual-voltage gang box.
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AXIS Good Concept
Extreme junk. You need to be extremely careful with these. The screws and tabs are worthless. Difficult to lock it to the wall without breaking one of them. Where can i buy quality for a change? Apparently not in china. I gave it one star because there was no zero. Sorry. Don't waste your money.
July 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by vwman Terrible execution :(
The tabs are worthless. The metal is so cheap that they wrap around themselves when trying to screw them.
Avoid this product.
August 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by kjop beware
if you insist on this box definitely check that the screws and tabs work. Had 50% of the ones I bought bind up. Why they don't use the plastic tabs like the other old work boxes is a mystery. Never had a problem with those.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ABwi Just what I needed
The dual-voltage box was just what I needed to run power and video feeds for my projector.
After reading the previous user's post, I used my drill to run the clamping brackets back and fourth a few times to break them in, if you will. Installed fine after that.
I would use this product again if a need arises.
April 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer ZERO STARS
Do not waste your money or time. This product is a great idea but the execution is useless. THREE IN A ROW torn up by the metal screw and metal cam. If you insist on buying it, test out the cam locking mechanism with your screwdriver BEFORE cutting into your drywall assuming the product will grip.
December 5, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RALeesburg Where's the combo cover plate?
I bought this item and tried to find a combo plate for it with no luck. There should be a low voltage pass through on once side and electric receptacle cover plate on the other.
May 30, 2013