So, I've punched down a few Cat5 jacks in the past using a non-impact tool, but I am building a new house and needed to punch down about 100 or so jacks so I decided to buy an impact tool. I threw this tool onto my order for the jacks and other misc stuff and just used it this past weekend. Like pretty everybody else says, it works fine, I used it on the low setting, but the blade did seem wear quickly and trimming became hit or miss.
Pros: - Great Price
- Solid Feel
- High power mode works excellently
Cons: - Low power mode is pretty weak
- This is really picky, but its a bit on the loud side, might be a tad bit startling to office mates if you work in a quiet office setting, or if you have that one sensitive person who jumps out of their skin when the A/C turns on.
Purchased this along with the all the other necessary Monoprice items to replace some broken RJ 45 wall jacks around the office. Worked easily enough once I put it in high powered mode (low power took 2-4 punches to achieve the same effect). Feels nice in the hand, and much more solid then I was expecting for an item priced under $20. Great job Monoprice team!