I bought these on a whim because the non-toolless keystones were out of stock and I needed some to finish up a project quickly. While they are tool less it would be far easier to pick up a punch tool and get the normal jacks if you're not in a time crunch like I was. We had about 3 dozen drops to finish and what should've taken maybe an hour, took about 5.
They're cumbersome and not worth the effort. They work just fine, all things considered, but please reconsider before you buy these. Even for at personal use, you'd be much better off with a normal keystone jack and buying yourself a $20 punch tool.
PROS: Great if you don't have any tools
CONS: Terrible if you know what you're doing and do have tools
CONS: I bought these keystone jacks because everything is supposed to connect together neatly. The problem is when you get several next to each other, they wont snap together. They made the access holes in the plate too close. Something has to sit off at an angle making the front connection crooked.
The basics: these work well for solid CAT6. The connection is sturdy, the jack feels solid.
You do have to be a little more meticulous with pushing the wires into the holder slots before clamping down. There's a lot of little plastic guide posts on the inside for keeping things in place, but solid CAT6 is bulky so it's a bit of pain pushing wires into their respective spots.
Also, the "cradle" tab where the jacketed part of the cable is supposed to sit, to be ziptied when you've closed the jack, is a little too short. Unless everything is pulled tight so the jacket can't go in any more, you'll be putting a ziptie right onto the conductors instead of the jacket. Would be great if they could somehow provide a press-fit piece on both sides so closing the clamshell also clamped down on the jacket, and provided more support. More of a minor nuisance than anything else.
Once again Monoprice comes through, delivering a great quality product for an amazing price. These take a bit of practice to wire, but after doing a few they become very easy. All the electricians and home network installers I showed these too were very impressed and were shocked by the low, low price.
Ok, yes it's tool-less meaning you do not need a punch tool. But you need a lever to squeeze it together. Misleading, but once you get the hang of doing this, it's much easier than punching down 8 wires. Great product, good design,