Summary: These are quality tools that are still made in the USA. The design is old school but highly reliable. I compared these to one that I have had for years and didn't find any difference to the magnet strength. The only difference that I can see between these new wrenches & my older one is the older bits are of a higher quality. The older ones are hardened and have USA stamped on the individual bits where the new ones seem to be made of weaker steel and lack the markings.
Summary: This tool works great as I am able to put a lot of downward force on the bits for frozen screws and the different angles on the handles allows me to keep my knuckles out of harms way. A very handy tool for the mechanic or around the house.
Summary: I have an older set of the straight and one of the offset ones. I decided to get this set because it included the reverse offset in which I didn?t have. I noticed a BIG difference in the old set and new set ... On the new set the magnets that hold the bits are not very strong at all! If the bit happens to get a better grip (or bite) on the screw (or whatever) it WILL come out of the ratchet.
Summary: This is one of those tools you think you don't need until you need it! It makes those difficult to get to fasteners reachable. I purchased these to get to a screw on a treadmill that needed a part replaced. Without this tool it would have been nearly impossible to get at this screw without disassembling a good portion of the treadmill. But these wrenches made it possible, thank you for a great product. I also was happy to see they were made in the U.S.A.