Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 23
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SkinnyAlbert Went back to the store
Unfortunately, the 30 minute review I did for this set was rejected by HD due to me telling you the best place to get the ends and is gone forever. So this review (my second and last for HD) will be short, sweet and pointless. I took it back to the store.
November 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DrOrb A bit difficult for newbies, a bit lacking for skilled installers
This kit did everything it claimed, but overall it fell short of my expectations.
1. The vinyl case has a flimsy closure that wouldn't last long in frequent use.
2. The cable stripper requires two separate 'strips', with no markings for positioning.
3. The compression tool works fine for the supplied connectors, but many 3rd-party connectors are too long and get squashed at the end opposite of the connection.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RandyZ Works Great!
Works as advertised, I like doing things myself and owning this kit will allow me to do my own cabling for many years to come.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by INWFL Excellent Entry Level Kit
The kit is a great thing to have in a pinch or to use as your everyday termination kit. The only downside is the clothespin stripper, which is inherent to this style, the center conductor isn't long enough after stripping when the cable is pushed up against the stop. I bend mine away from the housing to allow me to push the cable thru the stripper and have a 1/2" center conductor showing after termination and then I use the wire cutter in the set to trim the excess by laying the cutter flat against the end of the connector and cutting the center conductor. This give you plenty of penetration into the RF connector of the device. The recommended 1/4" isn't long enough for some devices and you get intermittent signals.
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TERMINATOR GOOD PURCHASE.
CABLE STRIPPER WORKED WELL TO GET DOWN TO THE COPPER WIRE. HOWEVER IT HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH A THICKER COAX CABLE TO JUST CUT THE BLACK OUTER SHELL. GREAT FOR HOME USE TO INSTALL COAX CABLING WHERE EVER YOU MAY NEED. FIRST TIME USER AND FIRST TIME TERMINATING MY OWN COAX AND IT SEEMED PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD AND EASY. IF I WERE MORE SERIOUS AND NEEDED SPEED I WOULD INVEST IN ANOTHER CABLE STRIPPER.
February 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DaddyFix Good crimper & connectors, the rest, not so much.
As a kit it provides instant gratification but you might want to buy better quality individual pieces if you have a lot of connections to make.
The cable cutter is decidedly light duty - the blade is nicked after less than a dozen cuts.
The stripper requires an awkward two step process: the Klein Tools Dual-Cartridge Radial Stripper
Model # VDV100801SEN they sell is a much better tool which allows you to pre-assemble the connection's alignment before committing to the squeeze of the crimper.
The crimper and connectors however, were worth it for me. Using the Klein stripper I already own, I handily replaced all my in-house "crimped" cable connectors with the more expensive "compression" terminations to great effect.
I'm sold on the compression method, as are cable installers and the FCC. The binding that occurs with crimped connectors has vanished - I can actually hook up equipment tightly by hand without wriggling cables every quarter turn- they're very smooth.
New connections throughout the house has cured my cable internet woes and I now have a near perfect -2 dBmV power & 37 dB Signal to Noise Ratio connection along with a great picture on every set.
November 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by weird1 It worked like it was supposed to.
It worked like it was supposed to and I had no problems using it.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zephyr Good kit
This has everything you need for what it's designed for especially for the occasional use do-it-youselfer. I have used it at my second home but need to do a similar job connecting a HD antenna at my main home. Unfortunately my kit is about 500 miles away, so I'm going to Home Depot to pick up a second kit.
January 1, 2015