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. 192-3769
BrandRS PRO
€1.68
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3mm 0.25 in Allen Square 37 mm 18.0mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4127
BrandRS PRO
€1.87
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20mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4139
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€3.53
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22mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3738
BrandRS PRO
€1.48
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3735
BrandRS PRO
€1.17
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10mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3772
BrandRS PRO
€1.68
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6mm 0.25 in Allen Square 37 mm 18.0mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3770
BrandRS PRO
€1.68
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4mm 0.25 in Allen Square 37 mm 18.0mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3812
BrandRS PRO
€4.43
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M06 0.5 in Triple Square Square 55 mm 15.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3742
BrandRS PRO
€1.60
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6mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1459
BrandRS PRO
€24.05
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25mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 54 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4085
BrandRS PRO
€2.26
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23mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4108
BrandRS PRO
€2.87
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12mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3790
BrandRS PRO
€4.33
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8mm 0.5 in Allen Square 55 mm 15.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4035
BrandRS PRO
€2.20
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8mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4022
BrandRS PRO
€1.80
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4054
BrandRS PRO
€1.97
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16mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3799
BrandRS PRO
€4.33
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T25 0.5 in Torx Square 55 mm 17 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3786
BrandRS PRO
€4.33
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5mm 0.5 in Allen Square 55 mm 15.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3730
BrandRS PRO
€1.05
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5.5mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1443
BrandRS PRO
€20.16
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22mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
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