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I was able to make some holes in my wall to clearly identify where the wall stud where. [It was needed to identify where exactly the stud start and finish so I could make sure to screw in the middle.] I used some tape on the wall and it made clean holes, easy to repair afterwards. The handle is small, so it could be a disavantage for big hands I guess. The end of the handle is flat, so it's perfect for using a hammer to dig the hole. The pointy part is long, so you can easily go through multiple layers and still have a significant lenght out of the wall.
I got the "new version" with the yellow grips in the full hook design. I noticed that the hook was now more open like all of the chinese designs rather than the older (and better, imho) design that was closed a little more. Made quick work of that and bent it into something more useful to me. The steel is ok, definitely a bit softer than the old one or from other good quality brands - chrome did not chip away as I worked it, which is good. Small gripe is that the grip is a 3-flat and they didn't bother to align it with the hook one way or the other...mine is cocked at an odd angle that actually makes it a pain when you want to utilize the grip. Often it doesn't matter but this is a dumb oversight by the product designers and/or the assembly at the factory. Line it up right or make it round where it won't matter if you don't. It's nice to have the longer length (6" shaft length) but keep in mind the hook is still a little wide so it won't go down into smaller holes/tubing, or if it barely fits you won't be able to maneuver it. I have some cheapie stainless loop-handled ones from Pakistan that all finally broke or disappeared...those were better but this is the closest decent substitute I could find. I wish someone would make one of these with a little smaller hook and in a 10-12 inch shaft length. Anyway, this is ok but doesn't seem appreciably better than many of the other cheaper China hooks/picks although there is some junk out there. Worth a buy. Nice to have them available individually.
Good quality, however if you try to twist it to hard or pull on something hard the steel insert will pull out of the handle so I have to use pliers on the steel if I’m trying to pull out a vent, radio, or etc. the steels pressed into plastic which is splined into the handle.
3 starts because on first use the half moon hook pulled out of the handle. I stuffed it back in with a ton of super glue and so far so good, no other issues so far, seem like a decent set for the money