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. 187-6847
Mfr. Part No.SS220-17
BrandBahco
$100.83
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- 17 mm - Hexagon 40 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 127-1115
Mfr. Part No.003551
BrandWera
$13.00
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6mm 0.375 in Hexagon Hexagon 29 mm 29.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 124-6199
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-21
BrandBahco
$16.10
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21mm 0.5 in Hexagon Square 39 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0505
Mfr. Part No.03010015
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$25.15
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15mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Chrome - Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-2029
Mfr. Part No.M380610-C
BrandTeng Tools
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10mm 0.375 in - - 45.5 mm - - - -
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