Outstanding. Even at twice the price this would still be a good buy.
I'm mainly a FACOM user (From the days when I used to work on old aeroplanes and cars full time) but I wanted a compact and inexpensive socket set to keep in the car for breakdowns and such. I do of course have the recovery membership, but sometimes if you can just fix something yourself with a few basic tools it can save you several hours of waiting for the man with the van.
The main criteria were that it must be compact, reasonably priced, have the most commonly used tools and be well made enough to handle anything I can throw at it.
This little set is just about perfect. All the components are very well made, well thought out and packed in a tight fitting rattle-free box with a proper metal hinge and secure fitting metal latches. When closed, you can shake the set all you like and you won't hear a sound.
I would advise any purchaser to also buy a 3/8" drive 8mm socket (This set inexplicably doesn't include this very common size) and to place it inside the spark plug socket for storage in the box.
With this in the car, plus a few other basic and inexpensive tools, you're able to fix a good percentage of faults that could otherwise leave you stranded.
It fits perfectly into the front pocket of the Autoglym Gift Pack - Valet Case
which is how I store mine in the boot.
This set is also ideal for light vehicle maintenance at home too. Certainly there is no compromise on the quality. I would happily put as much force on these as I do on my much more expensive FACOM kit. It may not be as pretty and polished as the French product, but it's extremely well thought out and build to withstand heavy daily use. The fact that the ratchet has a lock on it to prevent bars and sockets from being knocked off in tight spaces is also a design feature that you really wouldn't have any right to expect on a set as inexpensive as this one.
Everything locks on firmly, the ratchet has a firm and positive action which really inspires confidence and the 6 point sockets feel easily capable of handling some serious welly. The internal design of the socket appears to be similar to Snap-On's "Flank Drive" system, whereby the load is exerted on the flats of the fastener rather than the corners. This design means that you're less likely to round off tough bolts and you're also able to undo bolts that may have been previously rounded off (To a degree, anyway).
I've been so impressed by the S330 kit that I've now also bought the SL25 1/4" kit to go alongside it in the "Emergency" case in the boot.
Very, very highly recommended, either for yourself or as a gift for anyone who likes to tinker with machinery.
This will last for many, many years if looked after. Even an expert will be impressed by it. I was!