I received this set as a gift because I love to knit lace.
I didn't think there could be much of a difference between brands, but there is. These are wonderful to use sleek and smooth. I also love the SOS cables- what an easy way to put in a lifeline and very flexible. There is a little bit of a learning curve in putting them together, but they don't come apart if done correctly. Also, they aren't grabby like other lace needles, so keep that in mind, too.
The tips are easy to attach and remove from the cables. The cables are flexible, relatively smooth at the joins. The tips are sharp enough to do intricate work but not so sharp that they pierce my fingertips.
I just bought this set a month ago and already looove! I prefer longer tips but still wanted the ultra pointed edge of the Addi Lace needles so I was so delighted when these came out. Also, the set does not have the nickel coating like the individual Lace circs do. I know some knitters out there might not like this fact but there are those knitters who have a chemical reaction to the nickel - like myself! One more reason why I love this set are the lifeline cords. Basically, they have a threadable eyelets so you can easily thread waste yarn through while you're knitting to create a lifeline! Genius! As always, the joins are relatively seamless and the needles are awesome!
I read all the great reviews but no on stressed the package light weight compact dedign of the case. I slid the case into my bag this morning and it is so flat!! It takes up no room at all. And the needle joins are no fuss And I love the points. I am totally happy with this set.