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Good set of hex keys in a poor holder
on 11 August 2013
I bought the set for engineering work and have so far used it anywhere from building aluminium profile frames to tightening grub screws and even motorcycle maintenance.
I like the ball end design. I find myself using it less for hard-to-reach bolts and more to quickly undo screws I've already loosened.
The quality of the metal seems good. I'm not sure of how far these have been tempered but the smaller sizes seem to flex quite a bit in use. So far nothing has broken, chipped or rounded off.
The plastic holder is a different matter. The sizing feels a little inconsistent and a couple of the keys don't sit very securely in their slots but slide around. I assume this is a matter of manufacturing tolerances in the holder and not the keys. If you need a set that stays well in its holder, this may not be the best one. The printing on the holder is good and easy to read.
I now wish I had gone for a slightly bigger set. In the weeks after buying this set I've had to deal with screws and bolts with heads both bigger and smaller than what's included in the set.