Socket Sets

A socket is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet, torque wrench or other turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or bolt by turning it.
They come in all shapes and sizes so knowing what you want to do with them is the first step. The more pieces within the socket set, the more versatility this gives you to ensure you have the right socket for the job in hand.
When choosing what socket set to purchase always have an idea on what type of ratchet or wrench you need.

Why use a socket or socket set
Having a socket set means that you have everything that you need at hand. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes or pouches that are easy to carry around.
Using a socket helps prevent you scrapping your knuckles as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner. You can apply more force when a part is corroded.

Types of Sockets you may find within a Socket Set
  • Hex Sockets - The most common type of socket with a square drive at one end to attach to a ratchet. The other end has a hex or bi-hex recessed socket head for turning your nuts and bolts.
  • Socket Bits - A combination of a screwdriver bit and a hex socket that connects to a ratchet. The other end is then used fits into the female recess of you fastener.
  • Impact Sockets -Give a better torque than ordinary drivers and wrenches. Are suitable for use with air guns. You can tell the difference to the other sockets because of the colour so are easy to identify.


Where to use a socket set
Mechanics use sockets in commercial or home garages. They use the sockets along with a turning tool to loosen or tighten nuts and bolts on cars, truck, buses and other vehicles.

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Description Price Drive Size Set Type Drive Type Number of Pieces Set Contents Socket Size VDE/1000V Approved Finish Material
RS Stock No. 768-7008
Mfr. Part No.80313
BrandGearWrench
€105.15
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 26 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 850-0053
Mfr. Part No.80300P
BrandGearWrench
€198.90
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 51 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 768-7042
Mfr. Part No.83108
BrandGearWrench
€19.19
Each
units
1/2 in - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9441
Mfr. Part No.84933N
BrandGearWrench
€128.70
Each
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1/2 in Impact Socket Set Square 25 Sockets - - Manganese Phosphate Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 913-9450
Mfr. Part No.84930N
BrandGearWrench
€55.88
Each
units
1/2 in Impact Socket Set Square 12 Sockets - - Manganese Phosphate Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 850-0056
Mfr. Part No.80550P
BrandGearWrench
€234.00
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 56 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 768-7017
Mfr. Part No.80562
BrandGearWrench
€116.42
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 14 Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7014
Mfr. Part No.80560
BrandGearWrench
€61.54
Each
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3/8 in Socket Set Square 14 Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7039
Mfr. Part No.83107
BrandGearWrench
€17.90
Each
units
3/8 in - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-7027
Mfr. Part No.80708
BrandGearWrench
€109.07
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 18 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-6995
Mfr. Part No.80306
BrandGearWrench
€49.51
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 13 Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 181-916
Mfr. Part No.80300
BrandGearWrench
€198.90
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 51 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 768-6991
Mfr. Part No.80301
BrandGearWrench
€252.33
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 51 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 850-0050
Mfr. Part No.80700P
BrandGearWrench
€321.75
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 49 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 768-7033
Mfr. Part No.83106D
BrandGearWrench
€15.91
Each
units
1/4 in - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9457
Mfr. Part No.84918N
BrandGearWrench
€211.41
Each
units
3/8 in Impact Socket Set Square 15 Sockets - - Manganese Phosphate Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7005
Mfr. Part No.80551
BrandGearWrench
€296.31
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 57 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7011
Mfr. Part No.80563
BrandGearWrench
€93.02
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 11 Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 913-9306
Mfr. Part No.80554
BrandGearWrench
€97.18
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 14 Sockets - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 768-7036
Mfr. Part No.80709
BrandGearWrench
€195.60
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 28 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel