Sockets

Sockets are also known as non-impact sockets or regular sockets. They are normally made from steel and are used with ratchet handles of various sizes. Combined together they provide more torque leverage than a spanner helping you to tighten or remove nuts & bolts.


Also available are Impact sockets which have a hardened carbonized surface, also known as heat-treated or drop forged. This allows an impact socket to manage torque impact changes. Non-impact (standard) sockets will bend or break when used with an impact tool and this can be dangerous and cause injuries.


Socket Types


Hex is an abbreviation of Hexagonal and there are two types of Hex socket, 6-point and 12-point. A hex socket will fit naturally around a six-sided nut or bolt. A 12-point socket also fits around a hex bolt and this is also known as a bi-hex or double hex socket. A double hex provides more flexibility in confined spaces.


Deep sockets, also known as deep dive sockets. The difference is they are longer than standard sockets and provide added accessibility in limited space and hard to reach parts.


Insulated Sockets


Insulated sockets are safe to work on live equipment up to 1000 V. Typically used by electricians and maintenance engineers


What are they made from?


  • Chrome vanadium
  • Beryllium copper
  • Aluminium bronze
  • Steel

Popular drive sizes


  • 1/4 in, 1/2 in, 3/4, & 1 in

Applications


Impact sockets are typically used in;


  • Garages and Workshops
  • Hydraulic Tightening
  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Maintenance and Aerospace applications

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Description Price Socket Size Drive Size Socket Type Drive Type Overall Length Bit Length Finish VDE/1000V Approved Material
RS Stock No. 509-4246
Mfr. Part No.A6800DZ-5/16
BrandBahco
$17.41
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0.3125in 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4088
BrandRS PRO
$6.22
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24mm 0.375 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4195
Mfr. Part No.6700SM-8
BrandBahco
$10.52
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8mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4218
Mfr. Part No.6700SM-13
BrandBahco
$11.52
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13mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3551
Mfr. Part No.D 19 13
BrandGedore
$15.25
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0220
Mfr. Part No.01240013
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$36.36
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13mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 50 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 124-8443
Mfr. Part No.TMFS7
BrandSKF
$166.44
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60mm 0.5 in Axial Lock Nut - 58 mm 58.0mm - - -
RS Stock No. 737-0527
Mfr. Part No.03010024
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$22.79
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24mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 42 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 124-6212
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-13/16
BrandBahco
$14.02
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0.8125in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 30 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4108
BrandRS PRO
$5.25
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12mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3567
Mfr. Part No.D 19 16
BrandGedore
$15.74
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 39.5 mm 15.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0390
Mfr. Part No.02050004
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$28.64
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4mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 52 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 830-3994
BrandRS PRO
$2.70
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5.5mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 778-2282
Mfr. Part No.05010050
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$97.10
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50mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 80 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0274
Mfr. Part No.01050005
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$29.14
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5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 55 mm 30.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 778-2380
Mfr. Part No.03030011
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$19.12
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11mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 162-0201
Mfr. Part No.R.7
BrandFacom
$9.60
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7mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 737-0508
Mfr. Part No.03010013
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$16.75
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3488
Mfr. Part No.19 18
BrandGedore
$17.71
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 39.5 mm 17.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 214-4629
Mfr. Part No.7805 DM-16
BrandBahco
$35.49
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 82.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
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