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. 830-4035
BrandRS PRO
$5.28
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8mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-2029
Mfr. Part No.M380610-C
BrandTeng Tools
$16.16
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10mm 0.375 in - - 45.5 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 509-4684
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-11/16
BrandBahco
$18.91
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0.6875in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 127-8082
Mfr. Part No.2370008
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$74.18
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M8 3/8 in Triple Square Hexagon - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 188-3767
Mfr. Part No.K.36HB
BrandFacom
$51.61
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- 3/4 in - - - - Satin Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 187-6844
Mfr. Part No.SS220-14
BrandBahco
$88.27
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- 14 mm - Hexagon 40 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8468
Mfr. Part No.TMFS1
BrandSKF
$132.91
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28mm 0.375 in Axial Lock Nut - 45 mm 45.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 669-8262
Mfr. Part No.J.13H
BrandFacom
$13.14
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13mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 30 mm - - - -
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RS Stock No. 198-1926
Mfr. Part No.M1205326-C
BrandTeng Tools
$27.98
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32mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 43 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-4035
Mfr. Part No.SHP.6EL2A
BrandFacom
$63.29
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6mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 220 mm - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 187-6871
Mfr. Part No.SS224-32
BrandBahco
$258.82
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- 32 mm - Hexagon 60 mm - - - Stainless Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-1917
Mfr. Part No.M1205236-C
BrandTeng Tools
$17.31
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23mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 40 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3943
Mfr. Part No.D 30 11
BrandGedore
$17.67
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11mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4369
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-12
BrandBahco
$15.25
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12mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 25.5 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-1881
Mfr. Part No.M120515-C
BrandTeng Tools
$14.77
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15mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 127-1125
Mfr. Part No.003561
BrandWera
$12.99
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16mm 0.375 in Hexagon Hexagon 30 mm 30.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1148
Mfr. Part No.003611
BrandWera
$16.03
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20mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 188-3074
Mfr. Part No.E117289
$15.82
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24mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 79 mm 79.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8447
Mfr. Part No.TMFS9
BrandSKF
$273.47
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73.5mm 0.75 in Axial Lock Nut - 63 mm 63.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 162-0302
Mfr. Part No.S.15
BrandFacom
$12.18
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0.5in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
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