What can really be said about a tool kit? As some of us here at PureOC are former automotive technicians, we can personally attest to the importance of good quality tools being on-hand at all times for doing the job right the first time. That being said, these tools are all of great build quality. They don’t feel particularly flimsy at all and each of them has the potential to be used in any given build scenario. Most impressive was the magnetic tip screwdrivers and the case itself. They really became the centerpiece of this whole kit. The durable, tri-fold case is easy to carry around. You can fold it to be small enough to fit into just about any backpack or messenger bag with plenty of room to spare. It also isn’t overly heavy, and even gives you a few extra hoops on the inside to hold more gear should you so desire.
Probably the only thing to gripe about was the multi-bit screwdriver’s handle and the warranty. Give it a bit more grip and it too would be a winner. As warranties go, one year for most things would probably be acceptable, but if you are anything like the rest of us then you only really get to build one or two computers a year tops, so you wouldn’t necessarily find out what was wrong until well after the warranty expired. As for actually using this kit, we used it extensively in an upcoming project that we will be showcasing for all of our loyal readers (stay tuned! -Mike), and every time a hand tool was needed this kit was ready for us. It is currently listed through the VisionTek website for $26.99 USD, which isn’t really too bad given the quality of the kit itself and the selection of tools you get with it.
All things considered this is a really nice kit to work with, and should be well suited to the needs of just about anyone who is building or maintaining computer hardware. As such, we are glad to give this the PureOverclock Great Hardware award!
VisionTek 26 Piece Tool Kit (900670)
Thanks to VisionTek for supplying us with the review sample, and as always feel free to discuss this and other PC-related topics in the forums.