My dad is 77 and has been wrenching all his life. All his tools are Craftsmen. I don't remember him ever breaking a socket, and you can believe we've pounded more than one undersized socket on rounded off bolts. I'm 48, and the socket wrenches and stuff are all the same one's since I can remember. I started helping him wrench when I was around 7. Watch the sales from Sears, I got a heck of a deal on a big set. Know how I found out about the sale? I was at my dad's borrowing a tool as usual, when he pointed out the big tool sale at sears.