I saw this kit Saturday at our local Costco, marked down to $80 from $100. While I didn’t look super close because I have more hand tools than I know what to do with, it did occur to me that this might make a pretty decent gift for a friend that doesn’t have any tools at all. It looks like a surprisingly good selection, and I’m particularly happy they chose to include an adjustable wrench. You’d be surprised how many basic sets forget one, leaving poor buyers screwed if they run across a nut or bolt outside the range of the included sockets and wrenches.
At quick glance I can see some pliers, a pretty reasonable selection of sockets, some hex wrenches, a multi-bit screwdriver, and (of course) the standard tool-count increasers, like what looks to be a simple light-bulb-type test probe and lots of driver bits.
All in all, I’ve seen a lot worse for $80. I’m not sure if Costco is selling these around the country or just in Plano, TX — or how long the deal will last, but if you’re interested you might want to swing by soon. I see this stuff change every week.