In my opinion, every home owner needs a set of pliers but they are not all created equal. The Craftsman Set is a cut above most. They are made of steel and seem virtually indestructible. The handles are what I would call comfort coated and won't quickly make your hand feel fatigued. It also doesn't cause those painful calluses from the gripping pressure. The pliers have a slip joint and gripping teeth for added ease of finishing what ever job you are preforming. The slightly larger size of them isn't too much for me to manage and I feel very comfortable using them which came as a slight surprise. The price of the set wasn't bad considering it is a 3 piece set and buying them individually would cost more in the long run. It also comes backed by a lifetime warranty which ups it's value even more. I believe these are great to have for any home and I would recommend them to a friend.