I moved into a house that looks as if it once had Cable and both dish services. Each service either cut the old cable, spliced into it or disconnected it. This was a lifesaver for tracking down where each run led to.
I really needed the tone generator but when it arrived the probe didn't work. I asked for a replacement and was immediately sent another kit which works great. When you buy from Monoprice you can be sure of not only a quality product but also outstanding service. Thanks Monoprice!
After reading other reviews I was somewhat hesitant about getting this for work where I am a low voltage electrician, most reviews were on home used on sub-25 foot cables. Well the other day we pulled a 622 foot two conductor speaker cable in a hospital and I went ahead and tested out my new toner. It worked great, the wand picked up the tone very well on half volume at that distance, I have used Fluke toners that wouldn't even do that. Works great!
PROS: Works over long distances
Comes with a bag
CONS: No alternating tone, just has a single solid tone
My house was pre-wired with speaker cables in the living room, which is awesome. Only bad part is, I was not aware of where the speaker wire was run to in the ceiling. Luckily, I knew the termination point of the bundle of speaker wires behind the entertainment center, and using this tool I was able to hook up the tone generator to each cable independently and trace the line through my walls and to the termination points in the ceiling. Once they were found I was able to successfully cut out a hole and install my in ceiling speakers. Worked great for the price and would happily recommend to others if you need to find a cable that's hidden in your drywall.
The signal tended to be pretty weak, so I'm assuming this wouldn't work well for finding cable through a more dense material, but it worked fine through drywall and a typical wood framed house.
PROS: Did exactly what I had hoped it would and met expectations, worked well to help find speaker cable through my drywall in the living room.
CONS: Signal isn't strong enough to go through really dense material, but that's not a problem if you're just finding cables through drywall or similar thickness materials.