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. 181-916
Mfr. Part No.80300
$432.37
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 51 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (46), Thumbwheel Ratchet (1), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 913-9302
Mfr. Part No.80311
$244.98
Each
units
1/4 in Socket Set - 12 6 Point Flex Socket:5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 mm - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 181-938
Mfr. Part No.80550
$322.52
1 Set
Set(s)
3/8 in Socket Set Square 57 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (2), Sockets (52), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 850-0056
Mfr. Part No.80550P
$429.30
Each
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3/8 in Socket Set 6 Point Socket 56 1/8 inch 120XP Ratchet, 3 inch & 6 inch Extension, Universal Joint, Standard Sockets (1/4 inch, 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch, 7/16 inch, 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, 11/16 inch, 3/4 inch, 13/16 inch, 7/8 inch, 15/16 inch,1 inch), Deep Sockets(1/4 inch, 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch, 7/16 inch, 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, 11/16 inch, 3/4 inch, 13/16 inch, 7/8 inch), Standard Sockets (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), Deep Sockets (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), Blow Mold Case With Removable Lid - - Chrome -
RS Stock No. 768-7027
Mfr. Part No.80708
$194.97
Each
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1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 18 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (15) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-6991
Mfr. Part No.80301
$393.10
Each
units
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 51 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (46), Thumbwheel Ratchet (1), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7005
Mfr. Part No.80551
$603.27
Each
units
3/8 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 57 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (2), Sockets (52), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 913-9453
Mfr. Part No.84935N
$618.86
Each
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1/2 in Impact Socket Set - 29 6 Point Metric Deep Impact Socket:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 , 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 mm - - Manganese Phosphate Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 768-6995
Mfr. Part No.80306
$77.17
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 13 Sockets (13) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7023
Mfr. Part No.80707
$264.68
Each
units
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 23 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (20) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7036
Mfr. Part No.80709
$398.63
Each
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1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 28 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (15) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7011
Mfr. Part No.80563
$209.18
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 11 Sockets (11) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 913-9441
Mfr. Part No.84933N
$234.06
Each
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1/2 in Impact Socket Set - 25 6 Point Metric Impact Socket:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 , 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36 mm - - Manganese Phosphate Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 181-988
Mfr. Part No.80700D
$632.99
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket Set Square 49 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (45), Universal Joint (1) - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 768-7017
Mfr. Part No.80562
$158.92
Each
units
3/8 in Socket Set Square 14 Sockets (14) - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 850-0050
Mfr. Part No.80700P
$580.38
Each
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1/2 in Socket Set 6 Point Socket 49 1/2 inch 120XP Ratchet, 3 inch & 5 inch Extension, Universal Joint, Standard Sockets (7/16 inch, 1/2 inch, 9/16 inch, 5/8 inch, 11/16 inch, 3/4 inch, 13/16 inch, 7/8 inch, 15/16 inch, 1 inch, 1-1/16 inch, 1-1/8 inch), Deep Sockets(1/2 inch, 9/16 inch, 5/8 inch, 11/16 inch, 3/4 inch, 13/16 inch, 7/8 inch, 15/16 inch), Standard Sockets (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, 25 mm), Deep Sockets (10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 16 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 19 mm), Blow Mold Case With Removable Lid - - Chrome -