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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RS Stock No. 509-4690
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-3/4
BrandBahco
$19.99
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0.75in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3785
Mfr. Part No.D 20 12
BrandGedore
$16.44
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12mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 25 mm 8.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0503
Mfr. Part No.003836
BrandWera
$21.09
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TX50 0.5 in Torx - 60 mm 21.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 737-0426
Mfr. Part No.02450024
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$38.45
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0.375in 3/8 in Hexagon Square 52 mm 20 Chrome - Alloy Steel
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RS Stock No. 193-6151
Mfr. Part No.05004924001
BrandWera
$45.16
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- 3/8 in - - 55 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3987
Mfr. Part No.K.230B
BrandFacom
$41.89
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- 3/4 → 1/2 in - Square - - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3533
Mfr. Part No.D 19 8
BrandGedore
$18.04
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8mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm 7.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-1996
Mfr. Part No.M120617-C
BrandTeng Tools
$26.62
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17mm 0.5 in - - 79 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 305-4820
Mfr. Part No.7800SM-13
BrandBahco
$13.58
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13mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4038
BrandRS PRO
$2.63
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9mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 124-6209
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-1.1/8
BrandBahco
$21.61
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1.125in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 46 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4066
BrandRS PRO
$6.46
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18mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-1935
Mfr. Part No.M121250-C
BrandTeng Tools
$18.70
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T50mm 0.5 in Torx Square - - Chrome Plated - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 688-0341
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-19
BrandBahco
$44.93
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 250-5169
Mfr. Part No.S.16H
BrandFacom
$13.97
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16mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
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RS Stock No. 198-2030
Mfr. Part No.M380611-C
BrandTeng Tools
$16.16
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11mm 0.375 in - - 45.5 mm - - - -
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RS Stock No. 198-1888
Mfr. Part No.M120521-C
BrandTeng Tools
$16.63
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21mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 737-0340
Mfr. Part No.02410038
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$24.15
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0.6875in 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 32 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0520
Mfr. Part No.03010021
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$25.42
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21mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 42 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 519-759
Mfr. Part No.7805DM-13
BrandBahco
$31.47
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Hexagon 82.6 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
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