Socket Wrenches

Socket wrenches are used to fasten or loosen fastenings in a similar way to spanners and wrenches, but their differences in design and functionality allow them to deliver more torque than other hand tools. Socket wrenches can also be used for a longer period without fatigue, especially when they are designed with an ergonomic, sturdy grip that guarantees safe and comfortable operation.

By employing the use of sockets and an internal ratchet system to assist in the turning of rotary fastenings such as nuts and bolts, socket wrenches eliminate the need to remove and adjust the tool after every turn. With a switch lever to active a quick change of direction, socket wrenches are incredibly versatile tools that are used across a spectrum of industries and applications. A quick-release system also means that the sockets can be changed quickly and easily between different fastenings, rather than having to locate a different tool.

Our range of socket wrenches features products from leading brands such as Bahco, Facom, Gear Wrench, Stahlwille, Stanley, Gedore and RS PRO.

What drive sizes and shapes are available?

Our selection of socket wrenches features a wide variety of imperial and metric drive sizes, with square and hex drive shapes available. From 1/4in to 3/4in and 6mm to 32mm, we're sure to have the drive size you're looking for.Popular sizes include 1/2in, 1/4in, 3/8in, 8mm, 10mm and 15mm.

How do they work?

The handle of the socket provides the leverage to turn the nut or bolt to loosen or tighten. A square-shaped projection at the top of the handle accommodates the socket. Handles come in various lengths, with the most common being around 8 in.

The ratchet mechanism within the wrench keeps the grip on the socket tight when turned in the right direction, turning the socket and therefore the fastening underneath it. When the handle is turned in the other direction, the grip on the socket is loosened and allows the handle to be readjusted while remaining attached to the socket, rather than lifting the tool away and reattaching. This allows for a quicker completion of the job as contact with the socket and fastening is maintained throughout.

Typical Applications

Socket wrenches are commonly used by professionals in a variety of industries, including car mechanics, engineers, builders, and DIY enthusiasts.


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Description Price Drive Size Handle Type Drive Shape Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Model Height Safe Material Finish
RS Stock No. 198-1846
Mfr. Part No.3800-72SN
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,340.00
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 36 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1729
Mfr. Part No.1201A
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,664.00
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1/2 in Ergonomic Square 600 mm No - No - -
RS Stock No. 198-1844
Mfr. Part No.1400-72SN
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,926.00
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 173 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1839
Mfr. Part No.1400-72MN
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,521.00
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 26 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1838
Mfr. Part No.1400-72N
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,897.00
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 26 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1840
Mfr. Part No.1400FRP
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,196.00
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 26 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1845
Mfr. Part No.3800FRP
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,537.00
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3/8 mm Ratchet Square 32 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1833
Mfr. Part No.1200FRP
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,058.00
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 41 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1836
Mfr. Part No.1200-72SN
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,680.00
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 44 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1832
Mfr. Part No.1200-72N
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,470.00
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 43 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1835
Mfr. Part No.1200L
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,943.00
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 46 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1728
Mfr. Part No.1201
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,733.00
Each
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1/2 in Ergonomic Square 430 mm No - No - -
RS Stock No. 198-1834
Mfr. Part No.1200F
BrandTeng Tools
TWD2,171.00
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 46 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1842
Mfr. Part No.1400B
BrandTeng Tools
TWD1,262.00
Each
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1/4 in Ratchet - 90 mm - - - - -