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. 123-0487
Mfr. Part No.003820
BrandWera
€10.30
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4mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0506
Mfr. Part No.003840
BrandWera
€12.90
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4mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0524
Mfr. Part No.004201
BrandWera
€110.58
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0525
Mfr. Part No.004202
BrandWera
€107.65
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- 1/2 in Torx Square 140 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0468
Mfr. Part No.003668
BrandWera
€4.81
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5.5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0526
Mfr. Part No.004203
BrandWera
€85.32
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0484
Mfr. Part No.003739
BrandWera
€9.25
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19mm 1/2 in Hexagon - 37 mm 14.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0507
Mfr. Part No.003841
BrandWera
€12.90
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5mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0489
Mfr. Part No.003822
BrandWera
€10.30
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6mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0508
Mfr. Part No.003842
BrandWera
€12.90
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6mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0471
Mfr. Part No.003675
BrandWera
€4.81
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8mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0496
Mfr. Part No.003829
BrandWera
€17.79
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19mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 23.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0481
Mfr. Part No.003736
BrandWera
€7.89
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16mm 1/2 in Hexagon - 37 mm 12.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0509
Mfr. Part No.003843
BrandWera
€13.41
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7mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0467
Mfr. Part No.003667
BrandWera
€4.81
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5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1115
Mfr. Part No.003551
BrandWera
€5.71
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6mm 3/8 in Hexagon Hexagon 29 mm 29.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0510
Mfr. Part No.003844
BrandWera
€13.41
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8mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0474
Mfr. Part No.003690
BrandWera
€5.04
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1098
Mfr. Part No.003501
BrandWera
€3.84
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4mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon 23 mm 23.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0513
Mfr. Part No.003851
BrandWera
€12.60
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TX25 1/2 in Torx - 140 mm 101.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium