Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 doesn't come with shown part
I bought this tool because it clearly shows an hd jack being punched down but comes with 2 sets of keystone punch adapters last time i checked i could punch down cat 5 and 6 using the same tool why do i need the same part labeled for 2 different categories looks like it may work if they gave you the parts shown
March 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by richey Down not include the right parts to do the job.
I bought this thinking I could easily punch down cat5 and cat6 Jacks. It says on the packaging that it can and even shows one of the Jacks like I have. The thing is, they don't include the punch set shown on the packaging - which is what I need.
February 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by danex Other reviews correct: packaging shows different Cat6 punch than what comes with unit
Just like some of the other reviewers, I purchased this based on the packaging -- which showed a punch compatible with the CE Tech jacks sold right next to it at Home Depot. But the included Cat6 punch isn't compatible. Unacceptable.
March 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by punkandgoth Poor Choice
This termination tool works, but not very well. It is often very difficult to get jacks in and out of the tool. With the time lost doing just that, you can punch it down by hand. The punches are interchangeable, however, they are not available for purchase anywhere. Not by DataShark sellers, Greenlee, Paladin, or any other online vendor. That makes this tool an $30 piece of trash since the greater majority of jacks do not fit it without the additional punch sets.
November 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mikethechap Make sure this is exactly what you need...
So far as I can tell, this product might do what it says it will do and may indeed be quality construction. But, so far as I can tell, it won't work on CAT 6 keystones unless it has the right punch set (from what I can tell, not included). It appears only to have CAT6 Leviton punch set. I looked at the provided instructions and even YouTube videos just to make sure I wasn't missing something. I'm sure it works well with the Leviton and CE TECH devices and maybe CAT5 (giving the benefit of a doubt on all that). But, I can't see any way to make it work with a normal CAT6 keystone unless one has additional parts. As it is already expensive and appears from the cover that it will work with Leviton and CAT6, I will take it back. The reason for the low rating is not low build quality (to which I can't speak) It's instructions and clarity of packaging, primarily.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChadW Excellent tool for the savvy field technician.
I have been using this tool for more than a month and have terminated both cat5e and cat6 modular network jacks nearly 5 times faster than punching down the individual cables one at a time. This is a must have for the technician who spends a good bit of his or her day in a facility where network jacks get punched-down in the 100's or 1000's. Save the cramping for the less experienced as a right of passage. For the experienced, get er done!
February 11, 2013