Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JF30909 P-Touch label maker
I have owned many different makes/models of label makers. The P-Touch is a good labeler for smaller jobs where I won't be printing multiple rolls of labels. As has been pointed out by other reviewers, there is a lot of waste given the print size and built in cutters. Labeling a Cat5e/Cat6 patch panel means trimming a lot of label material to fit the project. I used it to label Cat5e office ports and the patch panel (total of 24 ports on the patch panel and 24 wall ports). I had some tape left over. It worked flawlessly and I will continue to use it for these types of projects (example labeling a circuit breaker panel). I do have a Dymo PL150 that i use heat shrink labeling for wiring in very tight environments (mobile racks, humvee's, etc.). If the P-Touch had the ability to print on heat shrink labeling, I would give it a 5* and get rid of my Dymo.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom2 works fine
I just finished using a roll of labels and the label maker works fine. It labels look good and stick to a clean surface okay.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EEC2 Industrial Labeler with excellent value, functionality, and readily available refills
We are a mechanical systems contractor and use this labeler for cables, pipes, and electrical panels, and general equipment labeling. This label maker is an incredible value and provides the functionality of much higher priced industrial labelers with easy to find refills at most Home Depot stores (in electrical department). The only downside is that the cutter is overly sensitive and can be damaged if you pull on the tape while printing -- so we had to downgrade from 5 stars. The cutter was damaged on one of the first ones we purchased, but Home Depot exchanged it no questions asked. If you buy supplies on-line, you save as much as 50% on refills ... $11 for refill tapes in contrast to the information provided in a negative review.
Another reviewer condemned this label maker for using excessive tape on each end of labels and for labels that do not stick. The rationale was that refill tape is over $20. You can buy tapes for $17 at Home Depot and for half that price on-line. Perhaps there is an extra 3/4 inch on each end of tape label, but needed to clear the cutter. If you purchase the correct tape (extra strength adhesive) then it sticks to anything and is hard to remove from cables. A comparable high stick tape for other industrial labeler is more expensive. We have owned several of these and they perform as well as a $200 industrial label maker. They are so cost effective, every technician has one on his truck. Every once in awhile our office manager steals one to create file folder labels.
The stores stock the standard laminated label, but you can also use the following tapes manufactured by Brother: Flexible ID, Extra Strength Adhesive, Non-Laminated, Iron-on Fabric, and Acid Free.
December 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by drock You get what you pay for
I have had no mechanical problems with this label maker. However, the machine unnecessarily wastes more label tape than it uses under "normal" operation (using the built-in cutter). Because label tape is quite expensive ($27.00 a roll). You will pay more for your labels than you will the label maker many times over depending on use.
Not worth IT IMHO so I give this product a BIG thumbs down.
The only thing this label maker gives you is professional looking print on a label that sticks. However, If you buy this label maker, make sure you buy a good set of scissors to go with it because you will end up trimming your own labels manually; Which slows down the process. One would be better off with a quality roll of masking tape and a sharpie.
May 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Just O.K.
This is decent product of average quality. The price is right for what you get. Don't expect any help from Brother is you have an issue with this label printer. They will just refer you to an over priced, zero customer service, outside repair vendor. Other than printer cartridges, batteries, and cutter blades, nothing else is replaceable on this unit. If you have a problem, then you will likely need to just throw it out and start over. But hey, what do you want for $40.00 right?
February 12, 2014