For me not only does a tool have to perform well but how does it feel? Does it feel right when you hold it in your hand and grip it? Does the tool flex or bend in unwanted areas as you push inside a hole or between bracing?
Well, I’m about to go over what I experienced with the A! Tools and then briefly explain using them on a couple of dents. If you want the full how to tutorial, you’ll want to sign up on denttrainer.com . Now I have only had these set of Quicksilver tools from A1 for about 3 weeks. But based on the what I have experienced so far, I can tell you I like them a lot.
They do have a two different sets. One that is non stainless and one that is. I went for the very nice looking stainless of course which cost me $395.00. You’ll get an 11 piece set, which includes:
1- 2” 3/16″ Diameter straight shaft, rounded with a flat tapered tip,
1- 4” 1/4” diameter straight shaft, rounded with a flat tapered tip,
1- 6” 1/4” diameter straight shaft, rounded and a flat tapered tip,
2- left and right 8” 3/16” straight shaft diameter with a 1-1/8” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 12” 3/16” diameter slight bent shaft with a 1-1/8” tip length and bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 18” 1/4” diameter slight bent shafts with a 1-3/8” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
2- left and right 24” 5/16” diameter slight bent shafts with a 1-3/4” tip length, bent at a 45 degree angle
With the high polished stainless steel, these babies look beautiful. The tips of the tools seem thin enough for most applications gaining access to a dent into those tight brace strictures and between braces with glue.
The straight rounded and flat tip tools were perfect going into some open holes and between glue especially. Really good for sunroof areas on roofs as well. As for the main set of tools, they are absolutely very comfortable in the hand. These were the main reason I purchased these tools. Doing hail damage on a vehicle for hours at a time, your hand can get very fatigued if they’re not comfortable. From the small to large quicksilver tools, It felt pretty natural in the hand to use. With excellent leverage I felt they would do the job for almost most if not all my pdr repairs.
These tools are not too blunt or too sharp. That’s a good thing because when you are removing a dent on a panel you don’t want to cause over pushing and poke marks. I was getting the right amount of tip control without having to tap down.
Overall, I don;t think you’ll be disappointed. You get super comfort handles that don’t feel skinny and if your hands sweat, these wire tools might be a solid choice.