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These are an excellent pair to own. these are the two tools I use most commonly from the full set. They are well made, brand name tools. The metal handles add to the comfort of working with these tool, no "cutting" feel while working.
I'm in the Army and bought this to use when I'm working. Everyone is always fascinated when I pull it out and someone always wants to further inspect it and try it out. It gets the job done. I actually use the screwdriver and pointed edge on the bottle opener to change my sights when I'm on the range. I've used the tweezers for getting out splinters before from training in conjunction with the knife and they do well. Toothpick I've only used a couple of times but it's not like you can really say anything negative about a toothpick. Magnifying lense is good but only useful for a small area obviously. I haven't really had to use the bottle opener since I only carry this when I'm in uniform. The compass on here is really just for show to make the tool look more useful, but it itself ... full review
I bought this set from another vendow but it is exactly the same as pictured here. This set is perfect. I accidentally broke the key to my brand new file cabinet off inside the cylinder. Thinking I could turn it if I used the other half of the key...like a dummy... I used the other half to push the broken piece all the way in thinking if the whole key was in - even if two halves - the key would work. Dead wrong!!! Nothing I had around seemed to be small enough to get to the broken key piece and furthermore, I had pushed the key so far back, I couldn't even see it with a flashlight and magnifying glass. I really didn't want to break the lock to my new cabinet and a locksmith was going to probably cost me a few hundred bucks for 2 minutes or ... full review
I've always had a set like this in my toolbox. When you need it, you'll be glad you had it. I've spent 3-4 times the price for "Name branded" sets, but I do not see a difference in real world use. Great price for a great kit.
First time I tried picking this with a hairpin it took me around 2 hours. My second try immediately after that, took me 20 minutes. After that it was always below 10 minutes. Fastest one was probably around 30 seconds with looking. Without looking at the pins I can do it at around 3 minutes on average. I tried my picking skills on some shelves that had their key go missing and it took me way longer, around 20 minutes - but I did it, major confidence boost. Awesome product, seems like $25 would have been a more fair price though, since the pins started to get awfully loose and weren't even clicking properly after some fidgeting.
"Price / quality / diversity ratios excellent!" - By FA Cabs (Hartford, CT)
These pick & hook sets are useful for a host of tasks in / around the house. We have used the picks and hooks to fish for cables which disappeared behind drywall, to work on landscaping power tools (mower, chainsaw, etc.), the car engine and dashboard, on arts and crafts projects, etc. The possible uses are frankly exceptionally diverse. While I find the price / quality ratio certainly acceptable ($8.00 – 01.14.2014), one should not have the expectation that the fine endpoints of the hooks and picks will endure tasks requiring significant force. Let’s be reasonable in our expectations.