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. 788-3880
Mfr. Part No.S530T
BrandBahco
$421.17
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Square 53 Sockets (53) 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 - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 812-6311
Mfr. Part No.004048
BrandWera
$323.17
Each
units
3/8 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 29 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 123-4646
Mfr. Part No.S.161-4P6PB
BrandFacom
$525.68
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 26 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6698
Mfr. Part No.S108
BrandBahco
$647.05
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket Set Square 108 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, 17 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 705-4849
Mfr. Part No.073495
BrandWera
$83.94
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Hexagon 8 Sockets (8) 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 1/4 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6682
Mfr. Part No.S330AF
BrandBahco
$160.24
Each
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1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Hexagon 34 Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint 1/2 in, 1/4 in, 11/16 in, 11/32 in, 13/16 in, 3/4 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/8 in, 7/16 in, 7/8 in, 9/16 in - Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 812-6270
Mfr. Part No.004046
BrandWera
$421.81
Each
units
3/8 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 29 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 10 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 878-2851
Mfr. Part No.SCMT14110
BrandSidchrome
$352.19
Each
units
1/2 in Drive Socket Set Spline 24 AF Socket 1/2in, AF Socket 11/16in, AF Socket 13/16in, AF Socket 15/16in, AF Socket 1in, AF Socket 3/4in, AF Socket 5/8in, AF Socket 7/16in, AF Socket 7/8in, AF Socket 9/16in, Metric Socket 10mm, Metric Socket 12mm, Metric Socket 13mm, Metric Socket 14mm, Metric Socket 15mm, Metric Socket 16mm, Metric Socket 17mm, Metric Socket 18mm, Metric Socket 19mm, Socket Accessories: Adjustable Offset Handle 300mm, Socket Accessories: Extension Male & Female 125mm, Socket Accessories: Extension Male & Female 250mm, Socket Accessories: Ratchet Reversible Male 250mm, Spark Plug 5/8in - No Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 898-7393
Mfr. Part No.FF1A5005
BrandBahco
$1,496.71
Each
units
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set - 83 Ratchet, Sockets, Spanners 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, 19 mm, 21 mm, 22 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 32 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 812-6361
Mfr. Part No.004080
BrandWera
$369.72
Each
units
1/2 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 28 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 1/2 in, 11/16 in, 13/16 in, 19/32 in, 25/32 in, 3/4 in, 3/8 in, 5/8 in, 7/16 in, 9/16 in - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 123-4645
Mfr. Part No.S.161-2P6PB
BrandFacom
$385.88
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 19 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 800-4277
Mfr. Part No.SXL.DBOX1PB
BrandFacom
$500.76
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 21 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 812-6273
Mfr. Part No.004016
BrandWera
$388.67
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 28 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 297-1500
Mfr. Part No.52006
BrandStanley
$145.66
1 Set
Set(s)
- Socket Set - 6 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 531-4657
Mfr. Part No.D/S10
BrandBahco
$144.64
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units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 10 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. 420-6000
Mfr. Part No.2-85-582
BrandStanley
$85.64
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 17 Adaptor (1), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (11), 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 Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6691
Mfr. Part No.S240AF
BrandBahco
$336.88
Each
units
1/2 in Socket Set Square 23 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint 1 in, 1.1/16 in, 1.1/4 in, 1.1/8 in, 1.3/16 in, 1/2 in, 11/16 in, 13/16 in, 15/16 in, 3/4 in, 3/8 in, 5/8 in, 7/16 in, 7/8 in, 9/16 in - Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 812-6295
Mfr. Part No.004017
BrandWera
$278.49
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 28 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 742-8408
Mfr. Part No.RL.NANO1
BrandFacom
$256.21
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 38 Adaptor (2), Bits (21), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (10), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6694
Mfr. Part No.S160AF
BrandBahco
$93.05
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set Square 16 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets 1/2 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 11/32 in, 3/16 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 7/16 in, 7/32 in, 9/16 in, 9/32 in - Matt Alloy Steel
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