Socket Sets

A socket is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet spanner, torque wrench or another turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or a bolt by turning it. Made from high-quality materials, such as forged metals, for strength and durability, these tools are designed to withstand high torque as they help to loosen or fasten nuts, bolts and other fasteners.

Socket sets have an extensive range of all shapes and sizes with a square drive metric connection. 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. Socket sizes can come in a variety of sizes, from metric to imperial, ensuring you have the correct size for any job you require. Please see our socket sets guide for more information.

Our range of socket sets features products from some of the most popular brands in the industry, including Bahco, Facom, GearWrench, RS PRO, Stanley, Teng Tools and Wera.

Why use a socket or socket set?

  • Having a socket set means that you have everything that you need at hand, meaning you won’t find yourself unable to complete your tasks just because you don't have the right socket. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes or pouches that are easy to carry around, socket sets often come with their own storage, keeping them tidy, in the same place, and easy to access.
  • Using a socket helps prevent you scraping your knuckles when fastening or loosening tight nuts and bolts as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner or wrench on their own.
  • Sockets allow you to apply more force when a part is corroded, giving more surface contact points when loosening/fastening. They also prevent any further damage occurring to already weakened pieces.

Types of Sockets

Sometimes socket sets will have a combination of socket types, whereas other may be focused on providing a range of sizes in one type. Sockets can be metric, measured in mm, or imperial, measured in inches, or they can come in Torx sizes, which are displayed as TX followed by a number.

  • 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. These can come in standard sizes as well as deep sockets for that can be used to go over a bolt or spark plug body.
  • 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 your 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.

Typical Applications

Mechanics often 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. Smaller sockets can be used with a spinner handle or smaller ratchet for use on hard drives or computers for example.


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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. 254-197
Mfr. Part No.SL25
BrandBahco
$114.31
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Hexagon 25 Bit Holder (1), Bits (10), Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 358-1265
Mfr. Part No.S-460
BrandBahco
$257.85
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Square 46 Bit Sockets (23), Extension (3), Hex Keys (3), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (12), Spinner Disc (1), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 337-3957
Mfr. Part No.S-330
BrandBahco
$126.51
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 34 Bit Holder (2), Bits (12), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12), Spark Plug Sockets (2), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm, 20 mm, 22 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 361-2331
Mfr. Part No.S-910
BrandBahco
$574.21
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Square 91 Adaptor (3), Bit Holder (2), Bits (27), Extension (4), Hex Keys (3), Ratchet Handle (2), Sliding T-Bar (1), Sockets (35), Spanners (10), Spark Plug Sockets (1), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (2) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6180
Mfr. Part No.S138
BrandBahco
$833.02
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Hexagon 138 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Spanners 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 361-3148
Mfr. Part No.S-106
BrandBahco
$797.16
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Square 106 Adaptor (1), Bits (24), Extension (4), Hex Keys (3), Ratchet Handle (2), Sliding T-Bar (1), Sockets (50), Spanners (17), Spark Plug Sockets (1), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (2) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 20 mm, 21 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 32 mm, 34 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 763-0819
Mfr. Part No.S140T
BrandBahco
$134.10
Each
units
3/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 14 Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12) 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0612
Mfr. Part No.96031407
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$933.80
Each
units
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 28 Extension (3), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (22), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 495-423
Mfr. Part No.003533
BrandWera
$524.54
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 42 Adaptor (1), Bits (22), Extension (3), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (13), Universal Joint (1), Zyklop Ratchet Handle (1) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6183
Mfr. Part No.SL25L
BrandBahco
$160.07
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 37 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 495-455
Mfr. Part No.003594
BrandWera
$505.43
Each
units
3/8 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 43 Adaptor (1), Bits (18), Extension (3), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (18), Universal Joint (1), Zyklop Ratchet Handle (1) 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 361-3132
Mfr. Part No.S-240
BrandBahco
$325.09
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 24 Extension (2), Flexible Handle (1), Ratchet handle (1), Sliding T (1), Sockets (18), Universal Joint (1) 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, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 358-1271
Mfr. Part No.S87-7
BrandBahco
$636.65
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket Set Square 94 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spanners, Universal Joint 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 20 mm, 23 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 32 mm, 34 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 361-2319
Mfr. Part No.S-160
BrandBahco
$125.29
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 16 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (12) 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 722-7160
Mfr. Part No.R.360NANO
BrandFacom
$476.81
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 38 Bit Holder (1), Bits (22), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (10), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 878-2873
Mfr. Part No.SCMT14275
BrandSidchrome
$347.68
Each
units
1/2 in Drive-in-Hex Socket Set, Spline Socket Set Hexagon 13 Metric Hex Socket Short 10mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 12mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 14mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 17mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 6mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 7mm, Metric Hex Socket Short 8mm, Metric Hex Socket Short Long 10mm, Metric Hex Socket Short Long 8mm, Spline Socket Long M8, Spline Socket Long M10, Spline Socket Long M12, Spline Socket Short: M6 - No Blackened Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 609-9191
Mfr. Part No.D-DD/S20
BrandBahco
$280.70
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket Set Square 20 Sockets 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm - Blackened Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 495-417
Mfr. Part No.003645
BrandWera
$726.41
Each
units
1/2 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 37 Adaptor (1), Bits (13), Extension (3), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (17), Universal Joint (1), Zyklop Ratchet Handle (1) 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 111-6725
Mfr. Part No.R1PICOPB
BrandFacom
$144.66
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Hexagon, Square 23 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - - -
RS Stock No. 763-0816
Mfr. Part No.S290
BrandBahco
$113.22
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 29 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Universal Joint 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Alloy Steel
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