Socket Sets

A socket is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet, torque wrench or other turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or bolt by turning it.
They come in all shapes and sizes so knowing what you want to do with them is the first step. 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.
When choosing what socket set to purchase always have an idea on what type of ratchet or wrench you need.

Why use a socket or socket set
Having a socket set means that you have everything that you need at hand. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes or pouches that are easy to carry around.
Using a socket helps prevent you scrapping your knuckles as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner. You can apply more force when a part is corroded.

Types of Sockets you may find within a Socket Set
  • 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.
  • 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 you 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.


Where to use a socket set
Mechanics 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.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 341 - 351 of 351 products
Results per page
Description Price Drive Size Set Type Drive Type Number of Pieces Set Contents Socket Size VDE/1000V Approved Finish Material
RS Stock No. 188-3145
Mfr. Part No.E032911
$459.00
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket & Ratchet Set - 101 - 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, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - - Bi-material (Handle)
RS Stock No. 127-1161
Mfr. Part No.004211
BrandWera
$156.79
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 6 Sockets TX20, TX25, TX27, TX30, TX40, TX45 - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3562
Mfr. Part No.MOD.JL171-36
BrandFacom
$467.87
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Module Square 20 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3549
Mfr. Part No.J.161-3P12U
BrandFacom
$452.95
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 19 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3582
Mfr. Part No.R.161-4P6
BrandFacom
$261.65
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set - 21 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 146-8789
Mfr. Part No.MODM.SL1SLS
BrandFacom
$648.27
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 21 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3886
Mfr. Part No.RL.NANO-U112
BrandFacom
$333.75
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set 12 Point Socket, Pozidrive, Slotted 28 Bits, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-3581
Mfr. Part No.R.161-3P6
BrandFacom
$321.57
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 19 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - - -
RS Stock No. 146-8787
Mfr. Part No.MODM.JL1SLS
BrandFacom
$610.31
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 18 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 198-2065
Mfr. Part No.TTBS35
BrandTeng Tools
$121.23
Each
units
1/4 in Non-Impact Socket Set Hexagon 35 Hex Bit, Screwdriver, Tx Bit - No - -
RS Stock No. 146-8786
Mfr. Part No.MODM.RL1SLS
BrandFacom
$433.22
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 13 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
Related Products
57 Piece 6 Pt SAE/Metric Socket Set Sockets ...
Description:
57 Piece 6 Pt SAE/Metric Socket Set Sockets 1/4in - 1in (standard) & 1/4in - 7/8in (deep) and 6mm - 19mm (standard and deep)Tear drop ratchet 3/8in Stubby ratchet 3/8in Extensions 3in and 6in Universal joint Full polish nickel chrome ...
12 Piece 1/4 in Socket Rail High quality ...
Description:
12 Piece 1/4 in Socket Rail High quality standard metric hexagon 6-point drive set. Manufactured from chrome vanadium steel Hardened and tempered and chrome plated for corrosion protection Set supplied on a socket rail retaining bar, which may be wall ...
17 Piece 1/4" Drive Socket Set Stanley Sockets ...
Description:
17 Piece 1/4" Drive Socket Set Stanley Sockets have Maxi-Drive® system for increased grip72 teeth Micro-Tough® ratchet gives 5° arc swing Bi-material handles for improved grip Supplied in polypropylene case The STANLEY 1/4” SD Micro Tough™ 17 Piece Socket Set ...
38 Piece Ultra compact Ratchet Set This ultra-compact ...
Description:
38 Piece Ultra compact Ratchet Set This ultra-compact and portable socket set from Facom guarantee a durability and long-life operation It has been designed with the professionals in mind and manufactured from the highest quality steel.Ergonomic handles offer comfortable and ...