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. 911-1424
BrandRS PRO
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14mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4016
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RS Stock No. 911-1415
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€16.53
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13mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-3997
BrandRS PRO
€1.47
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RS Stock No. 911-1446
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€18.67
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20mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3743
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€1.60
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7mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3785
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€1.68
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T40 0.25 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3749
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€2.22
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3783
BrandRS PRO
€1.68
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T27 0.25 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
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. 830-4013
BrandRS PRO
€1.12
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9mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3766
BrandRS PRO
€6.51
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30mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 46 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3781
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€1.68
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T20 0.25 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3763
BrandRS PRO
€3.24
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22mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 40 mm - - - 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. 911-1430
BrandRS PRO
€17.41
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17mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 27 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4094
BrandRS PRO
€2.87
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10mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - 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
RS Stock No. 192-3739
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€1.80
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14mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
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