I used to think that then one day when I was doing one of my school engagement activities I was working on a giant mechanical carnival piece we were doing with a local primary school. Socket slipped clean off the ratchet (admittedly under a fair bit of torque) and I ended up punching the sharp end of an M6 bolt. Surrounded by 10 year olds I couldn't yell the string of expletives I wanted to so I had to settle for flinging said socket and ratchet over the adjacent road and into the river YareI have used plenty over the years from cheap ebay tat to the expensive ones. At the end of the day a socket is a socket. I have used plenty of cheap ones in rattle guns too.
Everyone saying Halfords Professional, is Halfords Advanced the same thing?