Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by srasorge Great Tools
Upon opening the kit, I found the box underwhelming. It feels like cheap plastic. Inside, however, the tools work well. the razor blades do their job and the crimping tool works well. The directions inside the box seem a bit cheap. I personally think they should have been in color. For a PC technician, I would buy the starter kit.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee Everything you need
The only thing they could have included would be a magnifying glass to use for putting those tiny wires into the tiny slots in the plugs.
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StLRemodeler Perfect for occasional users
I am a professional remodeler, but I bought this tool kit for a project at my own home where I was installing whole house Ethernet wiring. This was my first time using tools like this, and I had no experience. I used it to crimp on RJ45 male plugs and punch down female jack wiring. The crimper from the kit seems to be good quality and worked well. The punch tool worked well, but you had to push hard and rock it side to side some to get a nice cut on the ends that extended beyond the punch block. The tools were easy to use overall, and included a nice case. The wire cutter and striping tool also worked well, but seems cheaply made. I had to carefully adjust the set screw on it the first time to make sure it only cut the outer wiring jacket. One or two revolutions around the wire was enough though. Overall, the tools worked perfectly and were fairly easy to use. Lining up the wires for a male jack crimp is tricky though. It gets easier with time though! I would rate this kit as suited for the "occasional user" because I don't think it is designed for long term professional use. I would highly recommend pairing this kit with a LAN tester to verify that your connections were a success, and that they were pinned out properly. I invested in the $50 Klein Scout Jr. tester, from Home Depot. Overall I highly recommend this kit, but I chose to rate it as a 4 out of 5 since I didn't think the tools are super high quality. The Home Depot listing for this product mentions "phone jack installation tool" which seems deceiving to me. It should include network wiring in the description. I did research buying the included tools as separate pieces too, and this kit seemed to be the better value.
July 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sbberger Don't recommend
If you have an emergency and need quick tools, maybe, otherwise awful stuff
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Worked just like I expected
This product was exactly what I was expecting. I needed to put together some longer cables for a recent move, and it ended up working flawlessly.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sasquobbit Jack install kit
Good for semi frequent work. It's a good kit to have a friend who owns one.
March 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sroot57 Home Owners Model
Great for homeowners completing their own installs. Instructions could be better for novices.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kegler Jack Kit
Works great, very easy to use with no problems encountered. Would recommend to anyone.
December 8, 2015