Sockets

Sockets are also known as non-impact sockets or regular sockets. They are normally made from steel and are used with ratchet handles of various sizes. Combined together they provide more torque leverage than a spanner helping you to tighten or remove nuts & bolts.


Also available are Impact sockets which have a hardened carbonized surface, also known as heat-treated or drop forged. This allows an impact socket to manage torque impact changes. Non-impact (standard) sockets will bend or break when used with an impact tool and this can be dangerous and cause injuries.


Socket Types


Hex is an abbreviation of Hexagonal and there are two types of Hex socket, 6-point and 12-point. A hex socket will fit naturally around a six-sided nut or bolt. A 12-point socket also fits around a hex bolt and this is also known as a bi-hex or double hex socket. A double hex provides more flexibility in confined spaces.


Deep sockets, also known as deep dive sockets. The difference is they are longer than standard sockets and provide added accessibility in limited space and hard to reach parts.


Insulated Sockets


Insulated sockets are safe to work on live equipment up to 1000 V. Typically used by electricians and maintenance engineers


What are they made from?


  • Chrome vanadium
  • Beryllium copper
  • Aluminium bronze
  • Steel

Popular drive sizes


  • 1/4 in, 1/2 in, 3/4, & 1 in

Applications


Impact sockets are typically used in;


  • Garages and Workshops
  • Hydraulic Tightening
  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Maintenance and Aerospace applications

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Description Price Socket Size Drive Size Socket Type Drive Type Overall Length Bit Length Finish VDE/1000V Approved Material
RS Stock No. 123-0494
Mfr. Part No.003827
BrandWera
$27.48
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14mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 23.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 830-4120
BrandRS PRO
$5.49
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18mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4915
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-24
BrandBahco
$22.06
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24mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 41 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4202
Mfr. Part No.6700SM-10
BrandBahco
$17.56
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0583
Mfr. Part No.03050014
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$36.84
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14mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 60 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4375
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-13
BrandBahco
$15.38
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13mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 25.5 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3527
Mfr. Part No.19 32
BrandGedore
$28.79
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32mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4123
BrandRS PRO
$6.19
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19mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3517
Mfr. Part No.19 27
BrandGedore
$26.79
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27mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 41.5 mm 18.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4331
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-10
BrandBahco
$14.93
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10mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 25.5 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8441
Mfr. Part No.TMFS6
BrandSKF
$167.51
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53mm 0.5 in Axial Lock Nut - 58 mm 58.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 235-4242
Mfr. Part No.S.14LA
BrandFacom
$33.12
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14mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 509-4779
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-13
BrandBahco
$15.20
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 124-6161
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-12
BrandBahco
$8.79
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12mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8465
Mfr. Part No.TMFS13
BrandSKF
$350.65
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94mm 0.75 in Axial Lock Nut - 63 mm 63.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 519-737
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-1.1/16
BrandBahco
$27.81
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1.0625in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 44 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
RS Stock No. 737-0264
Mfr. Part No.01450010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$32.77
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0.15625in 1/4 in Hexagon Square 55 mm 30 Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3987
Mfr. Part No.D 30 24
BrandGedore
$30.95
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24mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 33 mm 15.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 250-7351
Mfr. Part No.S.22
BrandFacom
$17.28
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22mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 772-3892
Mfr. Part No.30 14
BrandGedore
$18.21
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14mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 29 mm 11.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
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