Top critical review
Better than vise grip pliers. Not for the professional technician. You get what you pay for.
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
This set is a good value if you are only going to use it only occasionally and you are mechanically inclined. My expectations were a little bit higher for the price paid but mostly they were met. If you are a professional auto mechanic, I would pass on this set and spend the extra money for Snap On, Craftsman or MAC. It is adequate but you will waste time messing around with the tools to make them work in some cases.
There were no instructions included on which tool is used for which type of clamp so you are left to figure that out for yourself. Even a little one page instruction sheet on what tool is used for what type of clamp would have been helpful.
Using the long-reach cable tool: Although very useful, this tool took quite a bit of the hand strength to operate and the ratchet tooth pitch was too coarse to hold the hose clamp open in the position I wanted. It was still much easier than vise grip pliers. The other clamp tools had similar problems. I suspect this was due to the cheap stamped steel construction of these tools but they did work.
If you need to do only occasional hose removal/replacement on cars with the constant-tension hose clamps this set is a good value and will save you some time and frustration. Otherwise, I would look for a more robust tool set.