I purchased this set a few weeks ago and have used it several times. After removing a couple of stubborn (bent in auto collision) bolts, I have found it to be good quality thus far. Ratchet feels comfortable and swings smooth. Set comes with a good selection of sizes that most DIY may ever need but on occasion you will need a deep socket when this set only has a standard socket or vice versa. So if you need a more versatile set with a better combination of sockets, step up to a bigger set now, rather than buy them individually.
I'd much rather use a 1/2" Drive set than a 3/8" Set...
Set is great. almost as good as my old one. Wish it included the breaker bar and a handle on the case would have been nice.
These are the heavier gauge 1/2 drive 12 point sockets with Sears currently best 1/2 84T ratchet. It is the larger of two sets offered this year in 12 point. It has regular length and nine of the most used deep sockets. Again they are much more robust than the ones offered in 200 piece sets. Just buy a universal joint to comp!ete. On sale or with points you can't beat it.
I also bought the 6 point Easy Read laser etched socket set with metric and standard deep and regular length sockets only (no ratchet) to remove rusted old bolts and nuts. I have been buying Craftsman for 40 years to work on my own vehicles. The finish and steel on laser etched are best.
Purchased this kit when it was on sale for $9.99 for my husband. He absolutely loved it, especially the case. It was made a lot better than his first set was. I'm going to purchase the other 2 set sizes as well. If you find that this set isn't on sale, it is still worth every penny. He uses it for everything and its handy to keep in your vehicle. Great stocking stuffers for you ladies that are buying for friends and family!
Nice set, but Chinese made will see how holds up. My original USA made set is 20 years old and has never failed. Bought this one as a gift for my son. Can't wait until Stanley brings Craftsman back to US production.