@Stallion I have a precision screwdriver set that's very similar to the one pictured, same case and all just a different extension and it was Home Depot's Husky brand...it's slightly better than say Harbor Freight quality but it's definitely not spectacular either...
@Stallion do you need to tighten the screws in your glasses? Once maybe? Then these are awesome. Do you have a family member who needs a set of micro-sized tools for everydday use because they are a superHaxer working for the NSA? Maybe not so much.
@pmulry Harbor Freight manufacturers haven't figured out how to heat-treat tools yet. Vermont Am. manufs have. I don't trust them for router bits and other high-speed stuff, but they are adequate for hand tools.
@SSteve Reminds me of a co-worker who was looking at belts for her blind husband. She said it was perfect but he wouldn't like a brown belt, he only liked black belts. I said "He's blind...just tell him it's black!"
@JonT ... (and the audience went wild!!).. I also goofed up as my intention was to place a '?' after "link too long".. Ain't we a couple of pips.. Uh, know where I could buy a rad fork like that? Like to see it on a fuku.
Acceptable quality for the "upstairs tool drawer" (you know, that drawer where mysterious things appear and disappear).
And the price is good for this variety of tools, especially if you have VMP.
Would order a set for the gift closet if I hadn't cancelled VMP 35 minutes ago due to the renewal date coming up today. (Darnit meh, two days in a row with something I want at a nice price, but straddling my VMP renewal date. Yes, I am a cheap bastard.)
@frmorrison Too late for me, but that's good info, thx! So it appears we can order with VMP privileges on the same day as the renewal without getting tagged for the next $5...... But I feel a bit better with the news that I won an extra copter yesterday for exposing who runs meh. ;-)
Vermont American USED to be as good as DeWalt, etc, but they are ALL made in China now, and rarely stand up to abuse, but to compare ANY brand to Harbor Freight (the original disposable tools) is a REAL insult.
This is the kind of thing that you say, "who would buy that?", until you need one. For eight bucks on VMP, this could be the set you take to your buddy's house to help him with stuff, and if he steals your bits, no loss.,,
Wife: What're doing? Me: Meh!, they have really cool tools this morning only 8 bucks! Wife: You already have too many tools! Me: But it such a deal, I'll get them as stocking stuffers Wife: You mean along with the ipod cables, docks, helicopters, batteries, water bottles? Me: Yeah! Wife: I think you have more than enough stocking stuffers - rolls eyes and leaves the room. Me: Click. heartfelt-sick-chin :)
I already have a magnetic retrieval tool that's come in handy a few times. Nothing like dropping a bolt while working on your car and having it lodge in a space way too small to fit your hand in. Recommended purchase for just this reason. The mirror might actually come in really handy too. Just yesterday I was looking into changing the bulb in one of my fog lights. You can't see the tab that needs to be released without a mirror.
@Barney Dear Barney..my son asked what color to use on his Aztec drawing. I said yellow, for the sun. He said no. I said, blue for the water, green for he grass, etc. He said no. Finally, I told him to use purple because it was Barney's favorite color. His answer was "who's Barney?" sigh..thankfully that homework is now done.
Meh's on a role here the past three days. AA batteries to go into a helicopter remote control, and tools to fix the helicopter after 5 minutes of flight. Well done, Meh. Well done. I am waiting to see if this 6-degrees of Meh stream of consciousness continues tomorrow.
@Cinoclav going rogue is a distinct possibly. I've owned three similar choppers and the 2-3 gained awareness after 2 minutes and attacked (actually one lost a gear mid flight and one had a crazy gyro, but either way they were dangerous)
@Spork@WINTERMUTE Same here, ordered 2, got one tracking number. But I got two boxes, each box had 2 of almost everything. I'm missing one spring clip from one precision screwdriver handle. Everything looks correct, but I haven't taken any of the other tools out.
@JonT Hey, I ordered 1 and got 2 boxes shipped also. I'll be happy to return the extra set if it is an error. Perhaps you could send a 65" LCD TV and I'll use the empty box to ship back the extra tools...
@Outofmymind I had left the precision tool set in my unheated garage. The plastic gets stiff when cold. At normal room temperature, the bits come out just fine. When cold: press on the tip of a bit to pop the butt end up so you can pull it out of the case.
Well i got mine but only got the bits and screwdriver, not the telescopic tools or mirror. The bits do not fit the angle attachment, and stripped immediately. First Sad meh. oh well, cheap tools is cheap