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The right tools for SOME jobs.
on 27 November 2013
I am surprised by the negative reviews for this set!
These screwdrivers are decent quality and perform their duties well. I have two sets (I used one at home and one at work) and both have seen a lot of use fixing computers, as well as toys and other small electricals. None of my screwdrivers show signs of excessive wear or damage, and from memory I believe that the older set is now around 7 or 8 years old.
Some points to note though...
# It's a precision set, not a household or DIY set. These are small screwdrivers.
# The tools are not designed for use under pressure. They are intended for the jobs I listed above. Don't expect them to lever open paint tins or to be useful when dismantling your car. They have helped me dismantle more laptops than I care to remember, but I wouldn't recommend them for tightening 2.5 T&E into the back of a wall socket. You need a sturdier tool with a thicker handle that was made to transmit mechanical force.
# The case does damage easily. It is perfectly serviceable, but won't stand up to a beating. One of mine is missing a corner and one of the latches. Not bad for the length of time I have owned it, and it still keeps the screwdrivers together.
# I have used them when working on broken mobile phones with a lot of success, but modern phones use smaller and smaller screws. I have had to supplement this set with a couple of smaller torx screwdrivers to work on a Samsung and Nokia phone in the last couple of years.
Like all tools, this set should be used for the purpose it's designed for. If this is the case, I can say from experience that they will do their job for years. And let's not forget the price here too folks!