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. 204-4565
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 19
BrandSKF
MYR2,921.72
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125mm 1 in Axial Lock Nut Square 125 mm 80mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4564
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 18
BrandSKF
MYR2,465.06
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120mm 1 in Axial Lock Nut Square 120 mm 80mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4559
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 2
BrandSKF
MYR448.93
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25mm 1/2 in Axial Lock Nut Square 25 mm 61mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4561
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 12
BrandSKF
MYR1,021.63
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80mm 3/8 in Axial Lock Nut Square 80 mm 63mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4558
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 0
BrandSKF
MYR435.92
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18mm 3/8 in Axial Lock Nut Square 45 mm 0.375mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4560
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 3
BrandSKF
MYR514.03
Each
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28mm 1/2 in Axial Lock Nut Square 28 mm 61mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4562
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 15
BrandSKF
MYR1,991.15
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98mm 1 in Axial Lock Nut Square 98 mm 80mm - No -
RS Stock No. 204-4566
Mfr. Part No.TMFS 20
BrandSKF
MYR3,245.05
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130mm 1 in Axial Lock Nut Square 130 mm 80mm - No -