I needed to remove some seals from a freehub I was rebuilding on a mountain bike and decided it was about time I finally added a pick set to my toolbox. And this set fits the bill perfectly. Four little picks with different tip angles and all of them about five inches long. I did not put major pressure on any of the picks but I suspect the claim that they are made of heat treated steel is true. All I can say is that they are great for what I need and for several other precision small jobs I have done around the house (like fixing my wife's jewelry). And their price is very reasonable. That makes me a happy customer and I would recommend this pick set to others who wish to take over the world. Five stars!
These are a MUST have! I work on fire alarm and security installs and I couldn't image not having these. I literally use one of these everyday, fishing wire thru walls is so much easier with these. The quality is 10/10 and I'm rough on tools. I typically use the hooked and bent ones but actually used the straight one the other day to remove a sim card from my ipad. You will find many uses for these bad boys, my one and only complaint is that they snag on my tool bags and tool pouches because they are so sharp, I personally stick the points in a pencil eraser to avoid this issue.
This set did a great job and got the job I was working on done faster due to having the right tool. I've not had to put a lot of torque on any of the picks (I'd not recommend) because for this type of tool I see it being used for delicate areas. For my use, I needed them for pulling out automotive rubber gaskets around my intake of the engine. Make sure to store these in a safe place because the tips of the tools are super pointy and I'd recommend for safety to use an electrical heat shrink sleeve so you can form fit the tip to protect from hurting yourself or someone rummaging through your tools (kids lol).
I don't wrench for a living, if I did I'd probably go with a better brand, but these tools work great for the occasional DIY job to save some money. I've never had a proper pick set, and honestly I didn't really think I'd need it, but on a whim I grabbed these for a valve cover gasket job and these little picks made getting the old gasket out much easier and with no damage to the cover. Feels sturdy and this set gives you some options for angles and whatnot. I'm satisfied with this set.
Be advised, these are NOT heavy duty picks...but you figured that, right? If you need a pick for some light duty work or manipulating something in a hard to get to spot, these ought to be just fine. Don't expect to pry your way underneath a cylinder head on an engine block. If you need some hardcore picks to really wail on something - look elsewhere and be prepared to spend some money! Otherwise, used with some common sense, they should serve you well.
I bought these for a very specific odd task of removing old gaskets on a 40 year old porsche, but keep these in my tool bag because they tend to be absolute time savers when you never expect it. But watch out these things are SHARP! Make sure you have a good spot to keep these because they will draw blood.
I've been using these picks regularly. None of them have broken or bent and the picks are still very sharp. I use them for seal removal and for cleaning small delicate parts that are difficult to clean otherwise. The handles are sturdy and can take a good amount of torque as I've yet to damage one. Great build quality.
The handle is easy to hold, has a nice soft comfortable grip and the textured surface gives a confident feel to it. Good value and looks well made. Used it recently to remove a coin type lithium battery from a remote control, much better than using a knife blade.
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