When I immigrated from France thirty years ago last week, I took with me a number of things.
To this day I do not know why I took what I took.
I took a Bible when I was not a Christian and I did not read it then.
I took a Stanley 55 (made in England) that I bought years before and Ihad never used yet.
I took a set of Aurioul rifler, that I never had used and a hand stitched raps.
And I took a set a gimlets.
I never saw any mention of gimlets in the USA.
Many tools that we use in the USA , we do not use in France and vice versa.
I do not think that gimlets are well known and/or popular in the USA.
I have two sets: one I took from France with me and another set that I bought from Garret Wade here:
I use mine very frequently.
For example I have made 6 sets of book rest and each one has three small hinges.
I have been using them to make the small holes to start the screws.
They are fantastic small tools and very convenient and easy to use and no battery going empty on you every time you need the tool.
Buy one set, you will not regret it ( I do not work for Garret Wade and I get no commission but I think that I should get one!!)
All gimlets that I ever saw are Made in France (please help the french economy, it really needs your help)
Merry CHRIST-mas to you all