After taking almost 40 years off of working on classic cars, I am coming back to what I really loved. In preparation for my retirement from mechanical contractor (hopefully sooner than later), I recently have built a 2 bay shop and started buying mechanics tools, 2 post lift etc. When I was younger I always used Snap-on tools (my brother's). When I saw the complete SNAP-on mechanics set price I almost fell out! Obviously just getting back into the groove I was not willing to spend that kind of money. So I went with the big box store brand Kobalt that carries a decent warranty. Obviously I was not expecting Snap-on top quality at Kobalt price. I have to say that I am very disappointed in the quality of the hand tools. The finish on the chrome is very inferior on some parts of the tools. Ratchets are kind of clunky now. Even the Phillips screwdriver tips are kind of crappy and uneven. It also appears that at least some of the tools are made in Taiwan and "other" places oversees. I compared the new tools to some old Kobalt tools I had from about 20 years ago and there is a stark difference in quality :-( I was not aware that Kobalt changed their supplier in 2003 and again in 2011.