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Not bad, though some tools are good in quality some less so
on 6 February 2015
I've owned this kit for a number of years and added some of my own items to the kit over time (anti static wrist strap, and pen etc)
It comes with a hard padded zip case, making it quite easy to stash away and keep the items together. The selection of tools is varied and for most tasks more than acceptable for a computer "tool kit" most of the items you might need are here. Quality varied from "good" to "hmm" on a few items though.
Firstly the bad, the supplied torch is a cheap plastic affair (takes 2x AA cells) with a standard bulb. I replaced the bulb after only a few months, but the torch cracked (thin plastics) and I replaced it with a metal LED torch it's by far the weakest single part in the kit it's poor quality. The 2 way mini screwdriver continues to work well it's quite solid and with a rubber grip, you have an screw off section on the handle to store parts, the only complaint I have here is the chrome plating peeled off in parts. The double tipped "white screwdriver" has a holder like a pen to attach it to a pocket, this fell off after a few months use (not a massive downer) the tip is a bit soft on the flat blade and has bent a little.
Onto the good areas, bar those above all the other items have done stellar service over time the cutters/wire stripper, pliers are of decent quality. The soldering iron is working just fine (a fine nib suitable for electronics) though the plug adds bulk. Sockets and screwdriver tips/Allen keys are all up to par and have been used extensively for some time now.
The kit overall is quite good, but it is let down slightly with a few iffy quality parts (the torch is embarrassingly bad I've seen stronger kids torches) so you might find yourself "beefing" up the kit as I have over the years with a few extras such as the anti static wrist strap (this is one obvious item that should have been in the tool kit) Worth a look, and fortunately most of the important parts are quite good in quality. For me it probably was worth the purchase as you get quite a few tools here, but Belkin need to improve a few items to have a genuinely "good" tool kit.