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Klein Tools VDV501-825 Scout Pro 2 LT Network Tester / Continuity Tester for Data, Voice, Ethernet with Remotes, Adaptor and Carrying Case

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Price
$151.83
Number of Items
1
Manufacturer
Klein - Geneva Supply
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Weight
2.125 Pounds
Length
12 Inches
Height
2.25 Inches
Width
9.25 Inches
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Features
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  • Tests voice (RJ11/12), data (RJ45) and video (F-connector) coax connections
  • Updated model, Scout Pro 3, now available: Cat. No. VDV501-852
  • The self-storing Test-n-Map Remote (#1) tests, maps and IDs a cable run in a single step
  • Utilize the 19 LanMap and CoaxMap Location Remotes to identify cable runs
  • Test for open, short, miswire or split-pair faults
Description
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Trace cables, wire pairs and individual conductor wires with the Tone Generator (functionality requires an analog analog tone tracing probe sold separately). Kit includes: 1 Scout Pro 2 Tester, a self-storing Test-n-Map Remote #1, 1 LanMap Kit with 19 RJ45 Location Remotes, 1 CoaxMap Kit with 19 F-connector Location Remotes, 1 coax barrel F adapter, 1 carrying case, manual and 9V battery. Other features include: voltage warning, shield detection, auto power off, low battery indicator and a self-storing remote. Carrying Case has custom-designed compartments to hold tester and accessories secure...
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Works great for the price.
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The tester works great.
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However, be aware that if you want to test continuity on more than one cable at a time you need accessory items.
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It works as intended and I am happy with it.
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Very worth it!
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Category: Network & Cable Testers
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The usual price range for a network/cable tester is between $8.98 to $1999.99.

If you want to know about network/cable testers in general, please go to our Network/Cable Testers: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I recommend this network/cable tester based on manufacturer ratings. Let's go over the reasons why buying this network/cable tester now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Klein - Geneva Supply (Klein Tools) has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

2. This network/cable tester has positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This network/cable tester has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this network/cable tester more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

3. Take a look at its price history

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $149.97 $125.00

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed recently, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this network/cable tester was $149.97, and the lowest price point was $125.00. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! Based on past behavior, we don't expect the price to shift. The price could still change, but don't get your hopes up!

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $145.77 a week from now. It might be best to wait for a future price drop, but if this product checks all the boxes for you, don't wait to optimize for small gain.

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4. Klein Tools is one of the best selling network/cable tester brand

Klein Tools is one of the best selling brands among other network/cable tester brands. But I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml Klein Tools Other similar brands: Fluke Networks Zoostliss Hardware & Outdoor Egomall

I found 6 brands that have similar products like this one: Fluke Networks, Zoostliss, Hardware & Outdoor, Egomall, GOCHANGE, and Extech. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Zoostliss. If you're looking for a network/cable tester with best reviews, a product from GOCHANGE gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from GOCHANGE I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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