Overall the product is on par with the price. I was a little concerned about the durability of the circuit board the jacks and 110-punch terminals are mounted on. If you use a decent punch-tool that has an adjustment for the impact strength, I'd suggest keeping it on the low setting. Plus, after several punches the jack inserts will pop out. It's not bad, especially for the price, just be aware that is is not quite as durable as some other products. That being said, I would still (and did) buy more.
PROS: It is a good price for a 12-port patch panel, the instructions are clear and it served the purpose.
CONS: Seems a little "cheaply"-built and the jack inserts pop out a little too easily
I have installed a few of these in home networks, I have 2 of them in my own, it's not a problem to get all 12 CAT5e cable through the top, as i do it all the time with no problem, just remember to work from the top down as you punch the ports and doing it facing backwards. Ports ring out fine. am using Ideal punch down tool. The metal is a bit flexible, but I always punch down against something hard, so it's not an issue. patch cables lock down fine. I get 1 Gb speed on all ports. No screws included ( and they never do for P & S or Leviton ), and most of time these will probably be mounted in structered media cabinets, which are metal so you need self tapping screws anyways. I punch down in T568-B configuration
In a new house, the builder had run Cat5e cable to all rooms and twisted it together in one spot for phones. Using this patch panel and keystone jacks, I converted it to a wired network. Was planning on reserving one of the port for the DSL incoming line, but the panel does not accept RJ11 (and it wasn't designed to), so I just put another keystone nearby.
PROS: Excellent value for the price. Easy wall mount. Would definitely buy it again in a similar situation.
CONS: Used a standard punch down tool, which caused metal to bend slightly in the middle, but it easily bent back. Jacks only accept RJ45 connector, you can't cheat and use an RJ11 connector as you can on a keystone jack.
Just a note when installing cables you clip the panel into the mount backwards. Be sure to twist all your cables 180 degrees (in the same direction), then they can untwist and sit like normal when you flip the panel forwards.
Also we ran half of the cables through the top, and half through the bottom, without any issues. You may find some space constraints if you attempt to run 12 through one side.
PROS: Easy to install Easy to punch cables in Came with everything required for setup
CONS: Clipping the panel in to the mount was sometimes difficult