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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Tool Set for older child!, 20 July 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
I read the reviews before I purchased it and was concerned as many said it was no good as a working tool set and no way for a child as old as 8.
I totally disagree, my son will love this! I could use the hammer and the screw drivers and many of the other items. It even comes with sandpaper!
The pliers don't seem very strong but that's the only thing.
I agree that the plane and chisel are blunt but it is difficult to decide whether these should be sharp, after all you can't assume all 8 year olds are responsible enough to have sharp tools. Others have said they can be sharpened so problem solved.
The only downside if I had to be picky, is the flimsy wood fittings inside the tool box to keep the tools in place. Other than that, the box itself is sturdy and clips shut.