Socket Sets

A socket is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet spanner, torque wrench or another turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or a bolt by turning it. Made from high-quality materials, such as forged metals, for strength and durability, these tools are designed to withstand high torque as they help to loosen or fasten nuts, bolts and other fasteners.

Socket sets have an extensive range of all shapes and sizes with a square drive metric connection. 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. Socket sizes can come in a variety of sizes, from metric to imperial, ensuring you have the correct size for any job you require. Please see our socket sets guide for more information.

Our range of socket sets features products from some of the most popular brands in the industry, including Bahco, Facom, GearWrench, RS PRO, Stanley, Teng Tools and Wera.

Why use a socket or socket set?

  • Having a socket set means that you have everything that you need at hand, meaning you won’t find yourself unable to complete your tasks just because you don't have the right socket. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes or pouches that are easy to carry around, socket sets often come with their own storage, keeping them tidy, in the same place, and easy to access.
  • Using a socket helps prevent you scraping your knuckles when fastening or loosening tight nuts and bolts as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner or wrench on their own.
  • Sockets allow you to apply more force when a part is corroded, giving more surface contact points when loosening/fastening. They also prevent any further damage occurring to already weakened pieces.

Types of Sockets

Sometimes socket sets will have a combination of socket types, whereas other may be focused on providing a range of sizes in one type. Sockets can be metric, measured in mm, or imperial, measured in inches, or they can come in Torx sizes, which are displayed as TX followed by a number.

  • 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. These can come in standard sizes as well as deep sockets for that can be used to go over a bolt or spark plug body.
  • 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 your 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.

Typical Applications

Mechanics often 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. Smaller sockets can be used with a spinner handle or smaller ratchet for use on hard drives or computers for example.


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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. 418-9365
Mfr. Part No.2-85-584
BrandStanley
TWD4,357.00
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 29 Adaptor (1), Extension (3), Ratchet handle (1), Sliding T (1), Sockets (22), Universal Joint (1) 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 26 mm, 27 mm, 28 mm, 29 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 418-9337
Mfr. Part No.1-87-193
BrandStanley
TWD4,668.00
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 75 Adaptor (1), Bit Holder (1), Bits (20), Extension (5), Ratchet Handle (3), Sliding T-Bar (1), Sockets (38), Spark Plug Sockets (2), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (3) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 264-2246
Mfr. Part No.47203
BrandStanley
TWD3,897.00
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 11 Sockets 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 665-8396
Mfr. Part No.0-94-610
BrandStanley
TWD1,510.00
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 10 Ratchet, Sockets 4 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 297-1500
Mfr. Part No.52006
BrandStanley
TWD3,064.00
1 Set
Set(s)
- Socket Set - 6 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1823
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82685-1
BrandStanley
TWD4,441.00
Each
units
1/2 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 26 1/2 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/2 in 3-Way Adapter, 1/2 in Universal Joints, 1/4 in Extensions:3 in, 6 Point Powerful 1/2 in Sockets, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 in, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 20 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm, 34 mm 1/2in - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1824
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82680-0
BrandStanley
TWD1,848.00
Each
units
3/8 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 22 PH1, PH2, TT20, TT25, TT30, 1/4 in Bits in Phillips:PH0, 1/4 in Bits in Slotted:3 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Torx:TT15, 3/8 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 3/8 in Bit Adaptor, 5 → 4 mm, 5 → 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 12 Point Versatile 1/4 in Socket:8 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm 3/8in - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1822
Mfr. Part No.STMT82831-1
BrandStanley
TWD4,758.00
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket & Ratchet Set Square 72 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1828
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82827-1
BrandStanley
TWD8,008.00
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 50 1/2 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/2 in 3-Way Adapter, 1/2 in Extensions:3 in, 1/2 in Universal Joint, 1/4 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/4 in Sliding T-Handle, 1/4 in Universal Joint, 6 Point Powerful 1/2 in Sockets, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 in, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 20 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm, 34 mm 1/2 in, 1/4 in - - -
RS Stock No. 665-8380
Mfr. Part No.0-94-607
BrandStanley
TWD1,993.00
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 11 Ratchet, Sockets 4 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 665-8371
Mfr. Part No.0-94-606
BrandStanley
TWD2,115.00
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 9 Ratchet, Sockets 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 193-1825
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82826-1
BrandStanley
TWD7,392.00
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 81 PH2, PH3, PZ2, PZ3, TT15, TT20, TT25, TT27, TT30, TT40, 1/2 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/2 in 3-Way Adapter, 1/2 in Extensions:3 in, 1/2 in Spark Plug Sockets:16 mm, 1/2 in Universal Joint, 1/4 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/4 in Bit Adaptor, 1/4 in Bits in Hex:3 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Phillips:PH1, 1/4 in Bits in Pozidriv:PZ1, 1/4 in Bits in Slotted:4 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Torx:TT10, 1/4 in Extensions:3 in, 1/4 in Sliding T-Handle, 1/4 in Spinner, 1/4 in Universal Joint, 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 in, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 in, 6 mm, 6 Point Powerful 1/2 in Sockets, 6 Point Powerful 1/4 in Deep Sockets:4 mm, 6 Point Powerful 1/4 in Sockets:4 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 20 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm, 34 mm 1/2 in, 1/4 in - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1827
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82679-0
BrandStanley
TWD1,539.00
Each
units
1/4 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 22 PH1, PH2, TT20, TT25, TT30, 1/4 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/4 in Bit Adaptor, 1/4 in Bits in Phillips:PH0, 1/4 in Bits in Slotted:3 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Torx:TT15, 5 → 4 mm, 5 → 8 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 12 Point Versatile 1/4 in Socket:5.5 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm 1/4in - - -
RS Stock No. 193-1829
Mfr. Part No.FMMT82683-1
BrandStanley
TWD2,724.00
Each
units
1/2 in Tooth Ratchet and Socket Set - 42 (2) 1/4 in Bit Adaptor, PH2, PH3, PZ2, PZ3, TT15, TT20, TT25, TT27, TT30, TT40, 1/4 in 120 Tooth Ratchet, 1/4 in Bits in Hex:3 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Phillips:PH1, 1/4 in Bits in Pozidriv:PZ1, 1/4 in Bits in Slotted:4 mm, 1/4 in Bits in Torx:TT10, 1/4 in Extensions:3 in, 1/4 in Sliding T-Handle, 1/4 in Universal Joint, 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 in, 6 mm, 6 Point Powerful 1/4 in Socket:4 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm 1/2in - - -