Nice basic kit By Stacey on 3/5/14
Stacey would recommend this product to a friend
Great for starting out. As things have grown in my tank, I realize I'm likely going to need the larger bone cutters, but the bonus will be when I order the larger kit, I will have some spares in case I ever have problems. I do agree with others that the case is nothing to write home about, but the case is the least important part of the kit.
Initial Reaction By JACKIE on 10/30/13
JACKIE wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I am kind of disappointed this set. Like many others before me, the case sucks. there is only one blade for the scalpel. I really wish I had either waited for the deluxe version to become available or just bought each piece separately.
Good Set By Cameron on 9/29/13
Cameron would recommend this product to a friend
These are basically just surgical tools made by Tamsco as far as I can tell (only one has the name printed on it). Anyway they have worked great so far and there was a blade included for the scalpel which is changeable. As mentioned the case in the picture is not the case they some in so that should probably be updated though I like the case it came in it is leather (or something similar anyway). No problems with the scalpel poking through or anything it folds parallel to the tools positions and has a flap that covers the tools and keeps them from banging together when closed. Used it to frag some mushrooms and it worked as I needed and expected.
OK but could have been better! By Fishin for fun! on 5/6/13
Fishin for fun! wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
As many have noted the kit does not come in the case pictured, but rather a holster style case. Additionally it did not come with any scalpel blades which meant another order and shipping costs. Disappointed.
Very handy By Adam on 4/22/13
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I use this far more often than I'd anticipated. Holding up very well.
Quality is good but I am disappointed By Dalton on 4/16/13
Dalton wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Wile unwrapping this shipment i was disappointed to find that the propagation kit was not in the case that is picture on the website. Instead in a cheap holster type case, which sounds cool but is not practical. The scalpel supplied with the kit along with the tweezers EASILY poke through the material resulting in a very difficult time getting them back in their case and a dangerous situation for very likely cuts to your own persons.
Great coral propogation kit By Dave on 2/14/13
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
This is a pretty handy kit for not being the deluxe model. All of the tools are sturdy and have withstood the saltwater very well (with proper rinsing afterward). The only thing I would suggest differently is changing how the case folds/closes as after a while the leather becomes weak and starts to crack, but it is definitely not something to deduct a star for. Overall a great product.
Not impressed By Jim on 2/2/13
Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The scalpel is so dull it will not cut a peice of paper without tearing it first and the blade is not replaceable like the description says, the twezzer tips are going to have to be filed down some to get the burrs off, and the bone cutters do not meet true and are gapped. I kow it was a cheap set of beginner tools but not close to quality I was exspecting from BRS.
good kit crappy scalpel By poakley723 on 2/1/13
poakley723 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Nice little set of tools but the scalpel is completely dull and couldn't cut anything with it at all. It's like the rubbed on a rock to flatten the edge which should be sharp oh and it doesn't have a removable blade.
Says it All By Tammora on 8/25/12
Tammora would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this kit and was telling a co-worker about the kit. He asked to borrow it and ended up purchasing the identical kit. That says it all!
Everything You Really Need By Ricky on 5/12/12
Ricky would recommend this product to a friend
Great frag kit at an excellent price. It is not the deluxe kit but basically the same value! The deluxe kit has a nicer case and larger assortment of tools but the reality is that this basic kit comes with everything you'll need for 95% of what you will encounter - highly recommend this!
Needs one thing By Jake on 1/12/11
Jake would recommend this product to a friend
Nice starter kit - tools feel sturdy. Only reason for the 4 star recommendation is the scalpel needs some type of cover to protect the blade. If you're not careful, and put it back in place it will poke right through the leather pouch.
I was hoping for the Deluxe By Paul on 11/30/10
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
But it was out of stock so I got this. Honestly it will do pretty much whatever the deluxe will do, but half the price. Its a good second place, yes I wanted the deluxe, but this isn't anything to hate either.
I think since the blades are so cheap anyways, that it wouldn't hurt them to add a couple more spares. But its not worth taking away a star over. You do get your moneys worth.
Just be sure to always rinse your equipment when done.