Socket Accessories

Socket Accessories are pieces of equipment that offer increased versatility and flexibility to your existing socket set. The applications that these accessories can cover include extending the length or reach of sockets, making them more adaptable to confined and awkward spaces, or to protect or repair them. They are a more cost-effective way of getting the most out of your hand tools without the need to purchase newer and more expensive units.


What types of socket accessories exist?


There is a range of different accessories available and each of them has a unique purpose. Some of the more common ones are:


  • Extension bars – they offer extended lengths in a variety of sizes and can come as straight, wobble or flexible extension bars. Flexible and wobble extension bars can easily allow better and more flexible access to fasteners that are angled or in awkward spaces that can’t be reached with a straight extension or deep socket
  • Torque multipliers – they will have a stated ratio that delivers the given ration via an internal system of gears
  • Socket adapters or converters – allow connection of a turning tool with a drive that is bigger or smaller than the drive size of the socket
  • Universal joints – allow the socket or extension bar to be able to move in any direction with great flexibility, while the ratchet or rotational movement can be transferred through the universal joint
  • Ratchet renewal kits – recondition or repair your damaged ratchet, which offers a more cost-effective than purchasing a whole new ratchet
  • Socket rails and clips – used to securely store loose sockets and stops them from going missing. Socket clips need to match the drive size of the socket for them to be secured

What tools can Socket Accessories be used with?


Socket accessories can be used with most tools if they have the same fitting connector or drive size. They are most commonly used with ratchet spanners, impact or power tools, torque wrenches and more.


Who uses these kinds of accessories?


Socket accessories are most commonly used by mechanics, engineers and DIY enthusiasts for a variety of maintenance and repair applications whether at home or in industry.


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Description Price Drive Size Type Drive Type Overall Length Sub Type Finish Material Screw Locking Chuck For Use With Magnetic
RS Stock No. 769-002
Mfr. Part No.050205
BrandWera
$30.59
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1/4 in Adapter Square 50 mm Adapter - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 495-445
Mfr. Part No.003529
BrandWera
$34.19
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1/4 in Adapter Square 37 mm Adapter Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 775-5536
Mfr. Part No.057675
BrandWera
$40.35
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- Bit Holder Hex - - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 297-1465
Mfr. Part No.0-68-732
BrandStanley
$14.45
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- Magnet Power Tool Bit Adapter - - - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 323-3528
Mfr. Part No.042750
BrandWera
$47.19
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1/4 in Adapter Square 30 mm Adapter With Quick Release Chuck - - - - -
RS Stock No. 511-4160
Mfr. Part No.8164-1/2
BrandBahco
$27.14
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3/8 in Adapter Square 33 mm - Polished Alloy Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 241-7630
BrandRS PRO
$31.41
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1/2 in Wrench Square 533 mm Wheel Nut Wrench - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 250-5844
Mfr. Part No.R.120A
BrandFacom
$23.79
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1/4 in Handle Square 115 mm T-Handle Chrome - - - -
RS Stock No. 775-5530
Mfr. Part No.057676
BrandWera
$44.22
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- Bit Holder Hex - - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 710-0659
BrandRS PRO
$45.85
Each
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1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Adapter Square - - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 253-122
BrandRS PRO
$9.72
Each
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- Magnetic Tool Bit Driver - - - - - Yes - Yes
RS Stock No. 511-4148
Mfr. Part No.7764
BrandBahco
$19.39
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3/8 in Adapter Square 24.7 mm - Polished Alloy Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 769-018
Mfr. Part No.050210
BrandWera
$20.33
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1/4 in Adapter Square 100 mm Adapter - - - - -
RS Stock No. 755-4147
Mfr. Part No.ECR
BrandFacom
$16.32
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1/4 in Adapter Square 25 mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 305-4993
Mfr. Part No.8162-1/2
BrandBahco
$29.37
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1/2 in Extension Square 250 mm Extension Bar Polished Alloy Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 737-0606
Mfr. Part No.13010003
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$42.06
Each
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1/2 in Extension Square 255 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 755-4093
Mfr. Part No.J.232
BrandFacom
$22.16
Each
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3/8 in Adapter Square 34.5 mm - Chrome - - - -
RS Stock No. 250-7547
Mfr. Part No.R.235
BrandFacom
$23.19
Each
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1/4 in Holder Square 22 mm Standard Spring Clip Bit Holder Chrome - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0850
Mfr. Part No.042705
BrandWera
$33.15
Each
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- Bit Adapter Hex - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-1819
Mfr. Part No.073616
BrandWera
$41.20
Each
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- Universal Bit Holder - - - - - Yes - Yes
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