Top positive review
Incredible value - coming from a tool snob
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018
So the “1 click” button finally bit me. This came to my doorstep and I had NO idea where it came from. My roommate had been asking about a super basic tool kit to be had cheaply. I guess I ordered it while scrolling. I have 6 full size tool chests (yes, standing ones) full and literally top of the top of the line tools. Yet I didn’t send this one back. Here’s why -
I use a lot of tools. More even than most professionals. I’m a general contractor at work, and a woodworker and gunsmith and all around tinkerer at home.
Why do I recommend this set to anyone who won’t desperately miss $20? Because these tools are just under the par of the basic/ok big box store regular tools. I’ve probably received 10-20 tool kits with cheap-from-China true junk. Like the kind that a lot of times won’t even get you by in a pinch. This is not that. I would describe these as a perfect homeowners kit. The steel in these tools is impressively hard, particularly in the bit set. I broke, damaged, or generally rendered unusable 6 screwdrivers in the month of April. The bit set included with this is higher quality and harder than any no-name brand you’ll find. The Allen wrenches are slightly less hard than most of my others, but by design, Allen keys aren’t going to take on too much damage.
For a homeowner that sticks to putting together furniture, hanging things, maybe a little appliance work, etc, you can’t go wrong here. If you know what you’re doing you could even do a bit of light duty mechanic work. Add a drill and a saw and you’ve got some incredible versatility here.
This kit is set up to cover as many bases as possible in as little pieces as possible. For instance, instead of including a metric and SAE set of sockets, they include the odd SAE size that would be the metric. I wish a lot of my more expensive tools would do this (in some cases). Same with the Allen keys. They don’t include a 6mm Allen key. A common size. 1/4” is typically too big, but they do include a 6mm hex bit which would take its place.
If you can only have one tool or tool set for twenty bucks, make this one it - you won’t be sorry.