Good replacement for me. I broke both HF die holders. Both metric and SAE. This one is much stronger. It's still made of aluminum, but the workmanship has gotten better. The torque should be higher. I have 1" round dies that go with it and you tighten a small screw to hold it in place. It also holds 1" hex dies. Since it is stronger, it is of course a little longer. Therefore, it does not fit in my HF set cabinet. Will have to live with that.