you got that right!
I remember some of the pakistani tools from the 80's and some of the early chinese junk with junky plastics..a nd bad alloy metals in ratchets that stripped .. rounded off.. cheap drop forged wrenches that could be bent by hand.
I agree 100%. last 15 years has seen a huge jump in quality from offshore hand tools. and in the last 5, the power tools have really stepped up...
it wasn't too far back when you only had 2 choices.. expensive and good.. or cheap and junk.
only recently could a production mechanic actually get by with economy tools like this.
no way a real shop could have worked on stuff using that pakistan type 500 piece ( all the half milimeter pieces ) set you used to be able to buy in the flat then metal try.. chrome plating already flaking off and rusting when you bought them..
fo sho agree...