Review by Goomer on September 30th, 2016 See Item
These are my "go to" sockets. I've got a large assortment of sockets and some socket sets that I've accumulated over the years. Some very good ones, some not so good. I've used these long enough to have a pretty good idea of which color socket to grab first without looking at sizes. They are six pointed, which I prefer. The plastic socket holder these are sold with isn't the most secure, I don't think it was intended as a permanent part of the set. But, its working good enough that I haven't seen fit to replace it with something more secure. I like the colors, they are kind of pretty and the color coding holds through the deep wall set I also own. I've seriously abused these, putting them on impact wrenches and breaker bars. No problems whatsoever.
Review by Bigplanz on September 9th, 2016 See Item
We would be living in dark times indeed if someone could screw up making a pair of pliers. Fortunately, these are perfectly functional and quite useful for certain circumstance where you have a stubborn nut to get off or something that you need to twist and put leverage on. Cost about $5.
Review by Bigplanz on September 2nd, 2016 See Item
It was an excellent buy because it was free with a coupon. Retail is $2. The bits click into place in the metal shaft on the one I bought, and the shaft clicks into place in the handle. Nothing falls out when you turn the bits toward the ground. It has the four most commonly used bits, Philips #1 and #2, plus two slotted bits. I got it to keep in the car center console, along with my fire extinguisher and a multi-tool. These cover pretty much all the common problems you would have on the road.
Review by Goomer on August 22nd, 2016 See Item
I run into the rare occasion where I need to put a hole in something that just can't be reached with a standard bit. Or a hole in deeper than a standard bit is capable of. Larger diameter, I can make up something to extend the bit. For smaller holes, this just isn't possible. These will not drill steel. They don't claim to and I'm here to tell you, they will not. But wood, plastic, aluminum they do just fine. Compare pricing for similar bits out there and these really shine.
Review by Goomer on August 5th, 2016 See Item
Thought I'd add to my previous review. I had heard or assumed that it wasn't possible to spot weld aluminum, then somewhere I ran across a suggestion that if the aluminum is sandwiched between two pieces of steel the aluminum can be spot welded. I just tried it. And it works.
Two scraps of thin (.035) aluminum, not cleaned up or sandpapered or any prep. By themselves, the welder just blew a hole through the two pieces. They are together, but it isn't a spot weld. When I put two small pieces of broken bandsaw blade (that's what I had handy) on the top and bottom, the aluminum welded together beautifully. I'm all excited, this expands the potential for this tool, at least for me. I thought it worth another review. An excellent tool is even better.