The AZ socket was $10, the HF was $30. Yes, both came as sets of 3. And just how do I go about getting that Snap-On tool when I need it? Run down to the Snap-On store? I cant even buy them online without jumping thru "I'm a professional mechanic" hoops. The problem is not the tool - its the plug. The drain plug specifically. The refill plug is a deep well and I had no issue with that. The shallow socket of the drain plug is the issue. Now we can debate the justification of inexpensive tools vs expensive tools all day. For somebody who is the very definition of a "shade tree mechanic" (that's me by the way) who doesn't have a shop or even and indoor garage to do this work... its really hard to justify spending money on one-off tools. I have a tool bag. That's it. I don't even have somewhere to store the tools other than my Jeep. Many people have used AZ or HF tools to do this job. I happen to be one of the few that the plug is, for all intents-and-purposes, ceased in the opening. I don't have the resources (money, work space, storage, etc) to invest in a garage full of tools that I might need. When I need a tool, I go and get it. Short of being a mechanic, this is the best I can do. And this is normally more than enough.