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. 772-3606
Mfr. Part No.D 19 29
BrandGedore
€22.31
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29mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 43 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 235-3924
Mfr. Part No.R.3.2LA
BrandFacom
€11.34
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3.2mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 519-787
Mfr. Part No.7805DM-18
BrandBahco
€17.63
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18mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 82.6 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
RS Stock No. 124-9746
Mfr. Part No.TAH24B-38
BrandBahco
€17.61
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38mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 66 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 235-4040
Mfr. Part No.R.14LA
BrandFacom
€11.34
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14mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 830-3994
BrandRS PRO
€1.56
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5.5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 778-2257
Mfr. Part No.05010027
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€20.94
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27mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 54 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0637
Mfr. Part No.05050019
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€50.89
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19mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 80 mm 80.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4111
BrandRS PRO
€3.30
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17mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4741
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-10
BrandBahco
€5.78
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10mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8463
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 16
BrandSKF
€326.30
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105mm 1 in Axial Lock Nut - 80 mm 80.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 778-2276
Mfr. Part No.05010038
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€29.89
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38mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 64 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0573
Mfr. Part No.03050006
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€13.68
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6mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 60 mm 22.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0371
Mfr. Part No.02420024
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€17.03
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0.375in 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 54 mm - Chrome - Steel
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. 123-0496
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. 737-0277
Mfr. Part No.01050003
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€13.15
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3mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 55 mm 30.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 235-4264
Mfr. Part No.S.16LA
BrandFacom
€16.94
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 124-8435
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 8
BrandSKF
€97.53
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58mm 1/2 in Axial Lock Nut - 58 mm 58.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 737-0218
Mfr. Part No.01240010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
€18.59
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10mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 50 mm - Chrome - Steel