my dad was a mechanic by trade until he passed away. he only used craftsman tools. he swore by them and their quality. and they have a lifetime warranty. if it breaks and it's 20 years old, they'll give you a brand new one. you made a good choice.
Snap-On Rachets are smooth and never have any problems, sockets don't break and in general are much easier to operate.. Craftsman works, but their rachets kind of stop working after a little abuse..
1 day I broke four 17mm Craftsman sockets.. Of course I got all new ones, but that didn't help me get that bolt off that day.. A Snap-on socket did..
I've never broken a Craftsman socket. Broke a generic made in china socket on my truck's lugs though. I've also broken 2-3 Ampro 1/2" Breaker bars. Got the bars replaced at the local AutoZone/Advance without a problem. Of course, we didn't tell them we had a 4' pipe on the bar.
That was trying to move Trailing Arm bolts on a '67 Chevy.
Craftsman's warranty is nice, however their tool quality has gone down a little in recent years since Sears is trying to mass produce and make money.
The bottom line is that Craftsman is bang for your buck
, and the quality is good.
But if you want great tools, you have to go to mac, snapon, matco, etc.
However, unless you are making a living
using your tools and need to beat the chit out them 10 hours a day, and have them feel just perfect in your hands, then there's no justification for buying the top stuff. Craftsman is good enough. That's what I'm going to buy for everything, pretty much, as far as rollaways and cabinets, and my big socket set. Other tools will be a myriad of brands.