Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Curron Wire Toner
The capabilities of the toner are good, but too bad that it isn't as compatible with the Klein Data line tester as the Ideal toner is.
April 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gord No good for tracing copper
The other reviewers seem to have used it for RJ11/RJ45, but I tried to use if for copper household power wiring, and found it to be useless. I had the breaker for the line turned off (necessary to ensure you don't wreck it) but the probe would cut out at the smallest sign of power on adjacent lines (literally about 16" away). I've used a friends tone/probe before (Triplett's Fox & Hound) so I'm certain I'm using it correctly for wiring and not had the problem with his. Returning this for a different product.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sunny Excellent Purchase Ever
This is a great product and very easy to use. I didn't have to use Dummy's book to use this Tool :)
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DnADiesel Klein TONEcube and PROBE+ VDV500-808 - WORKS WELL
I purchased the Klein TONEcube/PROBE+ wire tracer to identify numerous (75+) Cat6 and speaker wires roughed in to a new-build house, but that had not been labelled by the installer. Since all wiring came to a large single bundle in the basement, I was looking for a tester that had enough sensitivity to detect signal even though there was potential for significant coupling. I attached the tone cube to each Cat 6 or speaker wire in turn using the 'dual-lead' method in the instructions. Worked like a charm. I was able to readily identify each wire from the massive bundle, quickly and easily. I had adjusted the probe for what was likely mid-way sensitivity, and was able to quickly pick the target wire-end out of the mass as the signal tone guided me to the individual wires.
Construction wise, the unit seems fairly well built, but does have a fair bit of plastic in its construction. I would rate the generator and probe pair as heavy-duty consumer/light to medium-duty commercial. The carrying bag is padded somewhat, but it doesn't have any internal framing that would otherwise guard the probe's tip. The bag was a tight fit for the probe itself, so care must be taken when storing the probe in the bag.
Overall, very happy with the kit. More expensive than some of the simple units, but it worked like a charm. If I was a linesman in the trades, I might look for a more robust unit, but for DIY'ing and light handyman duty, this is an excellent unit.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daddybigbucks bitchen
Works great ,shipped in a timily fashion and saved me alot of money having this tool around.i bought for one job and have used it over 20 times so far
February 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mdtsdca Cheap plastic
Made with cheap plastic. Feels flimsy and no care for how toner and wand is made
March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poppaD Simple to use and reliable. Able to use right out of the box.
Accidently cut my land line phone cable and it allowed me to fix quickly.
January 1, 2013