So why can't that gear be beautiful and durable? Enter the black chrome socket set, from 73 to 149 pieces, which is sheer glory for a tool enthusiast. Each socket's size is laser etched on the side and easy to read against the black plating, which, while it looks great, also offers up to two times the corrosion resistance of traditionally plated sets. Since all the parts meet or exceed ANSI specs, you know it's built tough: forged chrome vanadium (an alloy know for its performance in high-stress applications) and a socket design that fits tighter over the fasteners to deliver 15 percent greater torque than other tools. And don't overlook the well-marked case, which makes it easier to find and replace the parts, so when you reach for a three-quarter-inch socket from beneath the car or while assembling a swing set, you're not wasting time.