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The best socket set I have ever owned was made by S-K Wayne. I don't know the details, but it's no longer S-K Wayne, but just S-K instead. The quality is not what it once was. The S-K tools are very good, but the original versions were superb. I've abused the hell out of them using cheater bars and pounded the sockets onto rounded off nuts with not even a hint of a problem. The design of the tools is just as important as the durability. No pear shaped rachet heads for me. I want the round ones only. I want the sizes stamped boldly on the sockets. Nothing worse than not being able to read the damn things. That's a sure sign of cheap ****.
X2, In 1966 I got my first set of S-K Wayne 6 point sockets and box wrenches...still got 'em and still going strong...I wish I could say that for me...

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X2, In 1966 I got my first set of S-K Wayne 6 point sockets and box wrenches...still got 'em and still going strong...I wish I could say that for me...

Got mine in 1967! S-K Wayne 1/2" drive socket set, plus a 12 pt. deep socket set, 1/4" drive socket set w/standard sockets and deeps, full set of combination box end/open end wrenches. Still have them all. These were my very first tool purchases. I worked at a hardware store in high school and got them with my employee discount. An old timer that worked there recommended the S-K's. Had to order them special. Never lost or broke a single piece to date. I don't lend them out ever. All are S-K Wayne and matched sets. Good stuff and now irreplaceable.

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Got mine in 1967! S-K Wayne 1/2" drive socket set, plus a 12 pt. deep socket set, 1/4" drive socket set w/standard sockets and deeps, full set of combination box end/open end wrenches. Still have them all. These were my very first tool purchases. I worked at a hardware store in high school and got them with my employee discount. An old timer that worked there recommended the S-K's. Had to order them special. Never lost or broke a single piece to date. I don't lend them out ever. All are S-K Wayne and matched sets. Good stuff and now irreplaceable.
Amen to that...I've never lost any or lend out any of mine either. Some of the guys I work are losing or breaking tools all the time. I guess they don't have the same work ethic.

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