We continue our look at tools you might consider buying for Mom this Mother’s Day (May 14th… remember?) with Part 2 — a look at the Little Pink Tool Kit Company’s (duh) Little Pink Tool Kit.
At $79.95, the Little Pink Toolkit seems to focus more on “little” and “pink” than on “toolkit.” The kit contains:
- a 9-piece hex fold-up (5/16″ – 1/4″)
- 6″ slip joint pliers with spring action grip
- 6″ long-nose pliers with side cutter
- a 6-in-1 screwdriver with 2 phillips bits, 2 slotted bits, a 1/4″ nutdriver, and a 5/16″ nutdriver
- a 7 oz. claw hammer
- 10″ tongue and groove pliers
- a penlight
- a 6″ adjustable wrench
- a 9″ plastic torpedo level with magnet and pop-out line level
- and a 10′ locking tape measure
The tools in this kit are remarkably similar in shape, size, and manufacture to the Barbara K! tools with the major difference being that the Little Pink tools are pink and black while the Barbara K! tools are blue and gray. Compare the Little Pink kit to the Barbara K! 30-pc. set, which doesn’t include the penlight, long-nose pliers, or tongue and groove pliers but does include a putty knife and some assorted hardware.
In our opinion, the penlight could be very useful, but in such a small toolkit the slip joint pliers and tongue and groove pliers are a bit redundant. Needle nose pliers, however, can be incredibly handy around the house and car.
One big concern, of course, is that the first time you use these tools in even a slightly dirty environment the couture pink grips are going to look more like barbeque pig pink.
Of course, the real focus of the Little Pink kit is the bag it comes in, which is pink and black (you see the trend here), looks like a medium-large handbag, and has individual pockets sewn inside for each tool. According to Little Pink’s website (the only place the kit’s available) the bag also features a reinforced bottom, a heavy duty zipper, and a “comfortable dual shoulder strap.”
Astute observers will note that the two pink bows sewn to the bag’s side represent committment to the fight against breast cancer, and this is confirmed by the site’s indication that “a portion of each sale will be donated to fight breast cancer.”
The Little Pink Tool Kit [Little Pink Tool Kit Company]