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
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RS Stock No. 198-1930
Mfr. Part No.M121225-C
BrandTeng Tools
$17.79
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T25mm 0.5 in Torx Square - - Chrome Plated - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 175-2406
Mfr. Part No.004950
BrandWera
$37.32
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- 3/8 in - Hexagon 46 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0690
Mfr. Part No.74472
BrandEga-Master
$291.20
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30mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon - 46 mm - - - Beryllium Copper
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RS Stock No. 198-1912
Mfr. Part No.M1205186-C
BrandTeng Tools
$15.25
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18mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
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RS Stock No. 198-1998
Mfr. Part No.M120619-C
BrandTeng Tools
$27.30
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19mm 0.5 in - - 79 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3751
BrandRS PRO
$4.04
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10mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 38 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 188-3037
Mfr. Part No.E117053
$6.22
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10mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 38 mm 38.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3905
Mfr. Part No.30 16
BrandGedore
$18.21
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16mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 30 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
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RS Stock No. 198-1882
Mfr. Part No.M120516-C
BrandTeng Tools
$15.00
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16mm 0.5 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3488
Mfr. Part No.19 18
BrandGedore
$18.92
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 39.5 mm 17.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3782
BrandRS PRO
$3.34
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T25 0.25 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
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RS Stock No. 193-6147
Mfr. Part No.05004920001
BrandWera
$44.10
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- 3/8 in - - 55 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 250-5153
Mfr. Part No.S.15H
BrandFacom
$14.77
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15mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 175-2416
Mfr. Part No.004960
BrandWera
$42.00
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- 3/8 in - Hexagon 46 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3024
Mfr. Part No.E113754
$6.70
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6mm 0.25 in Hexagon; Deep Hexagon 49.5 mm 49.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3801
BrandRS PRO
$8.62
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T30 0.5 in Torx Square 55 mm 17 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3816
BrandRS PRO
$14.26
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M14 0.5 in Triple Square Square 55 mm 15.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3778
BrandRS PRO
$3.34
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T10 0.25 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3733
BrandRS PRO
$2.10
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8mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0375
Mfr. Part No.02420028
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$42.14
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0.4375in 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 54 mm - Chrome - Steel
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