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.

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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. 833-5950
BrandRS PRO
$186.56
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 23 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1474
BrandRS PRO
$1,272.40
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 19 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 911-1477
BrandRS PRO
$713.63
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 12 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 487-113
BrandRS PRO
$31.51
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 12 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 229-7278
BrandRS PRO
$241.97
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1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 32 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding Head (1), Sockets (25), Spark Plug Sockets (2), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 487-167
BrandRS PRO
$50.04
1 Set
Set(s)
3/8 in Socket Set Square 13 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 833-5957
BrandRS PRO
$240.04
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1/2 in Bit Socket Set Square 29 Sockets - - Chrome Steel
RS Stock No. 668-5792
BrandRS PRO
$100.18
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket Set Square 12 Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 817-9233
BrandRS PRO
$94.95
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 29 Adaptor, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 499-2543
BrandRS PRO
$44.05
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 10 Sockets (10) 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 668-5783
BrandRS PRO
$52.49
1 Set
Set(s)
3/8 in Socket Set Square 12 Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 668-5789
BrandRS PRO
$45.45
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 14 Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 125-3054
BrandRS PRO
$206.13
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket Set Square 17 8 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm 8 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Mirror Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 144-7957
BrandRS PRO
$120.37
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in, 3/8 in Quick Release Socket Set Square 36 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 480-6830
BrandRS PRO
$255.12
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3/8, 1/2 - - 38 - - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 144-7958
BrandRS PRO
$194.51
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Quick Release Socket Set Square 50 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - - -
RS Stock No. 125-0927
BrandRS PRO
$131.29
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1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Square 35 Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 144-7956
BrandRS PRO
$83.14
1 Set
Set(s)
3/4 in Quick Release Socket Set Square 15 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 125-3053
BrandRS PRO
$111.61
1 Set
Set(s)
3/8 in Socket Set Square 18 Extension, Sliding T-bar, Sockets - - Mirror -
RS Stock No. 125-0928
BrandRS PRO
$17.43
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 6 Sockets - - - -
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