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. 123-0683
Mfr. Part No.74465
BrandEga-Master
$181.24
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23mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon - 43 mm - - - Beryllium Copper
RS Stock No. 127-1145
Mfr. Part No.003609
BrandWera
$12.61
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 778-2370
Mfr. Part No.02010015
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$17.19
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15mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 31 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 162-0239
Mfr. Part No.S.8
BrandFacom
$7.05
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8mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 175-2413
Mfr. Part No.004957
BrandWera
$32.21
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13mm 3/8 in - Hexagon 46 mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-0713
Mfr. Part No.74495
BrandEga-Master
$163.36
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26mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon - 43 mm - - - Aluminium Bronze
RS Stock No. 127-1148
Mfr. Part No.003611
BrandWera
$13.64
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20mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 124-6161
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-12
BrandBahco
$8.04
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12mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1912
Mfr. Part No.M1205186-C
BrandTeng Tools
$12.40
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18mm 1/2 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3911
Mfr. Part No.30 19
BrandGedore
$16.04
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19mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 30 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3505
Mfr. Part No.19 25
BrandGedore
$20.04
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25mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 41.5 mm 18.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 778-2368
Mfr. Part No.01030014
BrandSTAHLWILLE
$13.92
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14mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 23 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 688-0313
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-10
BrandBahco
$30.86
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10mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3618
Mfr. Part No.D 19 32
BrandGedore
$26.96
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32mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1995
Mfr. Part No.M120616-C
BrandTeng Tools
$23.39
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16mm 1/2 in - - 79 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0709
Mfr. Part No.74491
BrandEga-Master
$146.33
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22mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon - 43 mm - - - Aluminium Bronze
RS Stock No. 688-0310
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-12
BrandBahco
$42.82
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12mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
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