The only time I have cracked a Craftsman socket was when I used a 1/2" breaker bar with an extension pipe, or used my impact wrench with it...duh
. I'm not trying to claim Craftsman is better than Snap-On or any other brand. All I'm saying is there are literally thousands of auto mechanics out there making a living using Craftsman tools and they are serving them well. Not everyone needs to invest $20K+ in a huge bright shiny box full of chrome plated tools.