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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RS Stock No. 123-0469
Mfr. Part No.003669
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MYR24.64
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6mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0489
Mfr. Part No.003822
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MYR52.69
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6mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0491
Mfr. Part No.003824
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MYR54.79
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8mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0490
Mfr. Part No.003823
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MYR54.79
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7mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0488
Mfr. Part No.003821
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MYR52.69
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5mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0481
Mfr. Part No.003736
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MYR40.25
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16mm 0.5 in Hexagon - 37 mm 12.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0487
Mfr. Part No.003820
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MYR52.69
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4mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0492
Mfr. Part No.003825
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MYR57.84
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10mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 21.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0468
Mfr. Part No.003668
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MYR19.74
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5.5mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0484
Mfr. Part No.003739
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MYR47.55
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19mm 0.5 in Hexagon - 37 mm 14.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1133
Mfr. Part No.003568
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MYR37.98
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24mm 0.375 in Hexagon Hexagon 32 mm 32.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 193-6154
Mfr. Part No.05004930001
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MYR1,064.38
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- 3/8 in - - 55 mm, 59 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0494
Mfr. Part No.003827
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MYR65.07
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14mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 23.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 123-0518
Mfr. Part No.003856
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MYR68.72
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TX50 0.5 in Torx - 140 mm 101.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 175-2412
Mfr. Part No.004956
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MYR109.06
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- 3/8 in - Hexagon 46 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 127-1110
Mfr. Part No.003512
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MYR24.98
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Hexagon 23 mm 23.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1145
Mfr. Part No.003609
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MYR39.01
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18mm 0.5 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 193-6157
Mfr. Part No.05004942001
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MYR129.01
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- 3/8 in - - 59 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0482
Mfr. Part No.003737
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MYR42.82
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17mm 0.5 in Hexagon - 37 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 127-1128
Mfr. Part No.003564
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MYR31.70
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19mm 0.375 in Hexagon Hexagon 30 mm 30.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium