Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JF30909 Coaxial and UTP/STP Cable Tester
This is my second set of these testers. The first lasted almost 2 years until I dropped my tool bag and broke the main tester (battery powered unit). I have tested thousands of cables (Cat5e) as patch panel jumpers, office lines and uplinks between buildings and switches. The units have always been reliable and do not eat batteries like my previous units did. I have had little need to test RG59/RG6, but they have works the handful if times I needed to test continuity. Price is excellent and I highly recommend them.
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Find something else...
Easy to use, sturdy shells and works well enough on network patch cables but the primary use for this tool for me.. was for testing RG-6 runs... and it won't do that. No reading on known good cables, no reading from the included calibration pieces. JUNK. Looks like there's a reason there's no mfr warranty provided.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tm0029 exactly as advertised
This tester has been in my tool kit now for years and it has never failed. If other folks don't like it because it ran out of battery power they should try turning the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position. this is a great item.
May 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sunny Stopped working first day
I put in batteries and tested the day before going to job site on known good patch Network cables and all was well. I used it next day and it found a bad cable, but after repair, the bottom LED still did not light. I used some known good cables to test again and it became obvious the bottom LED no longer lights. I'll have to return and hope to find one of better quality
April 16, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Berb Died less than a week after purchase
Bought this to replace my old Klein tester that was run over by accident. After using this far less expensive Gardner tester on maybe 15 cables over a few days, the remote end's lights stopped working, rendering it totally useless. I actually disassembled it to see if a connection broke somehow but it's just a NIC port on a small PCB with nothing really to break. I'm just going to return it and get the Klein.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AdamA works as advertised
This helped me identify which coal cable in my attack lead to the wall jack in my family room. worked as advertised, decent price, but the build quailty doesn't seem overly impressive. I would say for the average Joe's usage around the house this will get it done. But if you are a pro and this will see very heavy usage, perhaps look elsewhere. For me, it was just what I needed!
September 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Tester doesn't even have the correct color code on it !!!!!!
I would not buy a tester to test wire map when they don't even know what the correct color code is !!!!!! Has the wrong color code right on the tester!!! WOW !!!!
March 13, 2013