I finally broke down and bought an interchangeable set of these needles after trying several ChiaoGoo lace circular needles in different sizes. They are precisely engineered . . . the tips screw on perfectly and smoothly every time. I ordered a set with the 5" tips and now I'm filling in with the 4" tips in the sizes I use. If I had it to do over again, I would have ordered my set with the 4" tips but I didn't realize at the time that the shorter tips were available in the sets. They aren't as slippery as Addi Turbos and are quicker and smoother than bamboo and they have long, well tapered points . . . the perfect needle for me. I love them so much I bought a set as a gift for a friend of mine . . . she loves hers too!
I bought these to try out a set with the corresponding cable to see if i wanted to buy a full set. I loved it! I did decide to buy a full set of them. I love the way the cords join to the needles and the join is very smooth and doesn't bunch up or catch the yarn like some other brands. I really love the cords also.
I have used many different types of knitting needles over the years and these are by far my favorite. Love the fact that they’re interchangeable so I can bring one small case and have all my sizes available. Very smooth for easier knitting.