Sounds more like a dealer problem to me. My dealer will warranty anything in give him. I wear out a 1/2 drive 3/4 inch socket every 2-3 months. It has never broke, just gets sloppy from nonstop impact use. I don't even have to ask anymore. My dealer just walks in with a new one every few months. I have never had an issue in the 13 years I've been buying from him.
Casey in SD