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. 484-203
Mfr. Part No.R.10
BrandFacom
TWD186.00
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 123-0526
Mfr. Part No.004203
BrandWera
TWD2,575.00
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0525
Mfr. Part No.004202
BrandWera
TWD3,579.00
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- 1/2 in Torx Square 140 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3527
Mfr. Part No.19 32
BrandGedore
TWD552.00
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32mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0524
Mfr. Part No.004201
BrandWera
TWD3,579.00
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0474
Mfr. Part No.003690
BrandWera
TWD175.00
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10mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 737-0347
Mfr. Part No.02020010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
TWD729.00
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10mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 54 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0509
Mfr. Part No.003843
BrandWera
TWD464.00
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7mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 140 mm 101.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 124-6216
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-7/8
BrandBahco
TWD296.00
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0.875in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 39 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 123-0472
Mfr. Part No.003684
BrandWera
TWD183.00
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12mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 162-0318
Mfr. Part No.S.16
BrandFacom
TWD176.00
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 123-0520
Mfr. Part No.003858
BrandWera
TWD556.00
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TX60 0.5 in Torx - 140 mm 101.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0518
Mfr. Part No.003856
BrandWera
TWD465.00
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TX50 0.5 in Torx - 140 mm 101.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0471
Mfr. Part No.003675
BrandWera
TWD167.00
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8mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0491
Mfr. Part No.003824
BrandWera
TWD371.00
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8mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0470
Mfr. Part No.003670
BrandWera
TWD200.00
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7mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0473
Mfr. Part No.003685
BrandWera
TWD218.00
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 737-0167
Mfr. Part No.01030009
BrandSTAHLWILLE
TWD258.00
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9mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 23 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4063
BrandRS PRO
TWD90.00
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17mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 519-731
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-1.1/4
BrandBahco
TWD477.00
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1.25in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 47 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra