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The design of the locking mechanism is such that it will actually work with other brands of sockets (at least, what I have around, like SK). I've encountered other brands that don't work with different sockets, like Wera, which are also very difficult to operate. The Stahlwille operates easily.
I have grown to love stahlwille tools and their QR extensions are the best. Their tool steel and chrome are very durable.