Owned this set now for a few months. Pliers grip great, slip joints as well. Adjustable wrench has some serious accurate machined edges in the jaws. The ridges, teeth and jaws on all of the tools in the set are perfect and super-strong. Hardly an play in the wrench and the propliers.
Long nose and slip joint have zero play in the joint. Handles are made of high quality material and clean up very good after diesel carbon and oil saturated them on a job.
I love quality tools and these fit the bill. I'm sure a pro could find a fault or reason why snap-on is all that, but these are as close to pro quality on a budget price you will find.
It was a good quality set of needed basic pliers and wrench. No complaints. Sturdy, solid but I don't think they would qualify as "Professional" strength or grade ... but they are not supposed to be. Personally, I am not a professional tool user and will lose them long before they might ever break. Good tools for a home tool drawer.
It floors me how hard it is to find simple, decent-quality pliers and wrenches these days. This set of tools fit the bill! Tools like my dad used, built to last. Solid, sturdy, non-slip grip tools, that do the job. Since we'll be using these for around-the-house jobs and minor repairs, nothing too taxing, I expect they will last a lifetime. And with this sweet deal on Amazon, extra bonus! I can't imagine anyone opting for foreign junk over Irwin.
Great starter pack of tools. I did not have any wrenches or pliers, and this set has saved me on a number of occasions. The tool quality is pretty high, and the grips are all a nice soft rubber/plastic.
Pros: -Good heavy feel to all of the tools -Good quality metal that doesn't seem to corrode easily -Soft grip handles
Cons -a bit heavy -only four piece, include some needle nose pilers
This set works great and came as ordered. Irwin makes a good tool and I will buy more of these in the future. The blue and yellow plastic and rubber on the handles allows you to really grip the pliers and hold something with out hurting your hand.
Kevin Saunders - Service Manager at Genesis Restaurant Services in Dallas, TX
There are many tool sets with too many useless and low/no quality items in it to simply increase the piece count in the set, but this a set of 4 pieces, and every single item is usefull and very high quality. Finish is excellent too. It would have been nice if the nose plier handle was slightly longer, but that's OK.
Nice set for the price. All 4 tools feel good in the hand. The only problem I have run into is that the Adjustable wrench does not seem locked in place once you have set it. Every time you have to take the wrench off the nut, to get another turn, you will have to adjust it again. My old Crescent wrench will stay locked in place. All in all a good set of tools for the price. For just around the house jobs I could see them lasting a lifetime. I have used mine at work for the last 6 months and the slip joint pliers are showing a fair amount of wear, but I was using them on broken Tungsten carbide end-mills and other jobs they are not made for.