Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by onetruetroy Product fails to perform.
The motion is smooth and the wires are tight, but there are limited physical connections between the wires and the blades. Trouble-shooting a networking jack is very difficult and its best to just use a new one. These jacks seem well-made but the block doesn't bite into the insulation. Pre-stripping doesn't work because the wires will disconnect under the slightest pressure and may cause intermittent problems. These jacks were half the price of the popular brand yet worked 0% of the time after 1 hour of labor. I returned them, bought Leviton brand and had those working in less than 2 minutes each. In this case, you definitely get what you pay for.
April 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wxray Does not make a good connection
This is a bad product. The problem seems to be with the wires making contact with the plug. They don't connect well. Perhaps, they left off the gold. Maybe that's why these are so cheap. I think the punch-down part works OK -- it is the connector portion that is bad.
This results in intermittent failures, which are VERY hard to debug. I cannot recommend this product because of that, you will go crazy debugging the intermittent problems.
Additionally, there isn't enough plastic to fit into a standard wall plate hole. It is easy to "push through."
See other reviews for the 10pack of the same product under Model # 5015-WH-10. Many more reviews there with additional information (very few positive reviews too).
May 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Worked for me
These worked well, with a good connection for me and probably will for you IF YOU:
1. Use a UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) strip/punchdown tool. Cost me just over five at an electronics store here (invest more if you're a professional). The punchdown pushes the wires on both sides of the individual guillotines simultaneously;
2. Strip ONLY the outer insulation and NOT the smaller wires inside it (the guillotines cut through their insulation);
3. Make sure you punch down the smaller wires into the right spot THE FIRST TIME; you may not get a good, tight connection trying to use a guillotine a second time; and
4. Cut off the excess wire close to and after you install the dust cap without pulling on the wires while you snip.
March 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LeeD Worthless
Had to run a short data drop, and used these jacks on both ends with surface mount boxes. Number one, jacks do not snap in securely to one side of box, due to poor placement of screw holes for mounting. But worse is the fact that I punched down both sides of circuit, put patch cords on both ends and tested, nothing!! no continuity at all. Chopped off one end and was able to get one pair to show. Ended up chopping off both ends and just using plug ends. Waste off time and money.
November 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BMFahrtz Useless. They do not pierce the wire insulation.
These are a horrible design and do not pierce the wire insulation, thereby providing connection on a random number of pins, changing each time you redo the connection. I am a long-time technician/electrician and know how to do a punch-down with the proper tools. You would need to strip each wire before using this connector, which is ridiculous. Even then, the holding strength is highly questionable if it wouldn't even cut into the insulation to begin with. Avoid these at all costs, just like the other reviews state.
June 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYWANNABEPRO Works ok and easy to install
Have used this a couple times and it worked well. The most difficult part is making sure the cat5e/cat6e wires get pushed into the slots and the wire insulation is perforated to make the circuit complete. There is a tool Home Depot sells specifically for this but as a DIYer I don't want to pay that much since I am just remodeling and finishing my basement; so I just used my precision screwdrivers to push the wires into place and it worked. Just make sure you match the wiring code exactly and you will be fine. I found it helpful to test the connection with my laptop to make sure I could get the internet before I finished putting on the wall plate and screws. In fact I bought a tool to crimp my own phone and cat5e cables at Home Depot. It works great too and saved a ton rather than buy cables pre-made or calling the utility company. Just wire carefully.
February 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Macs Good Product
The only problem with this product is the instructions. The wiring diagram shows the "A" style and most all of us use the "B". If you are a first time user as I was, you will not know this. I googled cat5e wiring instructions and found what I needed before I wasted too many. You also need to use a "Punchdown Tool" to seat the wires.
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eric 3 for 3 so far
I don't know what the bad reviewers are doing, but I've used three of these, and all three worked just fine. I push the insulated wires into the slots with my thumbnail, and press the top piece on tightly, then trim the wires. Haven't had a problem yet. I always use the "B" wiring scheme, it seems to be standard more or less.
September 7, 2013