Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CEA Easy to install, working well, hope it lasts longer than previous one
I bought this item at HomeDepot.com. It replaced an identical unit that had failed after a few years. It's the only mechanical timer one I have ever found that has an easy-to-operate override switch to turn lights on/off manually without having t reprogram on/off times. Several digital models on the market also have that nice feature, but they are very difficult to program and are much more expensive (at least twice what this one costs). I wished this item was carried at the Home Depot stores. Before finding this item online I bought and installed another similar mechanical timer (only model in stock at Home Depot stores) that said on its label that it had a manual override switch, but I found out after installing it that it really does not have it, and it was about 50% more expensive than this one; I was glad I was able to return that one and get full credit.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by April Don't Buy This!
As others have mentioned, this doesn't work at all! After hiring an electrician to install, we soon discovered that the timer does not move on its own. You can move the dial manually, and the light will come on and off that way, but that's not how it is supposed to function. I called customer support, but they weren't any help. I wish I had checked the reviews before purchasing. Worst product ever! Surprised it is even being sold.
February 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dissapointed Woods Timer
Pretty easy to install the timer is very easy to set for on and off and if the electricity goes out you don't have to go searching for the instructions to re set it but I have bought several of them and something breaks inside of them and the clock won't work any more They all break the same way . ..I was very disappointed that I cannot find a better quality built timer like this .
February 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wecare Installation tip
This timer needs to be carefully mounted in face place completely centered without the slightest twist or tension, otherwise the mechanical dial can eventually rub and clock and switching not function correctly as temperature and humidity change. Pay attention to this or learn the hard way later.
February 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey Works great but was hard to mount on switch plate
I had to do some extra wiring as you must use a neutral white wire or unit will not work. Also the rotating outside dial would not turn when mounted on the double switch plate I have. I had to hand file the switch plate to be slightly larger than the rotating outside dial plate so it would work properly when the switch plate was attached over it( three hours of careful hand filing!).
January 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy works well
Installed easily and is a working wall timer with separate on and off switches.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bill Old school but still reliable.
This unit is not the latest in digital technology. It is easily programmable. I had installed a very technical digital timer for an elderly couple last year, it would do auto updates on time according to seasonal changes and automatically adjust for daylight savings time, however, it was also very complicated to do the initial program. It went out of service several times and family tried to reprogram it, it finally failed. So, I installed this old time timer for them and they are now very happy. As the days get shorter or longer they will have to readjust it but it is very easy to do. The unit controls there outside light that they want on after sundown until about 10 PM. If you want an easy adjust reliable timer, they don't come any more easy to understand than this one.
November 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Art Simple to use
Can be used as a timer and a conventional switch. Still too early to tell how durable the unit is.
Fits into a standard switch plate but needs partial disassembly of the unit. Package does not include detailed instructions. Google available detailed instructions.
December 22, 2015