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. 235-4292
Mfr. Part No.S.19LA
BrandFacom
MYR91.66
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4220
Mfr. Part No.S.12LA
BrandFacom
MYR81.24
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12mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4242
Mfr. Part No.S.14LA
BrandFacom
MYR81.24
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14mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4236
Mfr. Part No.S.13LA
BrandFacom
MYR81.24
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 876-4939
Mfr. Part No.STM.6
BrandFacom
MYR99.58
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6mm 1/2 in - Hexagon - - Bright Chrome with Phosphate - -
RS Stock No. 235-4315
Mfr. Part No.S.22LA
BrandFacom
MYR124.85
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22mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-7317
Mfr. Part No.R.14
BrandFacom
MYR22.04
Each
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14mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4309
Mfr. Part No.S.21LA
BrandFacom
MYR92.30
Each
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21mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4270
Mfr. Part No.S.17LA
BrandFacom
MYR90.31
Each
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17mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 162-0194
Mfr. Part No.R.6
BrandFacom
MYR22.04
Each
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6mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-3980
Mfr. Part No.R.8LA
BrandFacom
MYR62.96
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8mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4006
Mfr. Part No.R.10LA
BrandFacom
MYR63.73
Each
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-7339
Mfr. Part No.S.19
BrandFacom
MYR30.19
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-5052
Mfr. Part No.S.32
BrandFacom
MYR46.16
Each
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32mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-7395
Mfr. Part No.S.27
BrandFacom
MYR37.95
Each
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27mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-7424
Mfr. Part No.S.30
BrandFacom
MYR71.08
Each
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30mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-3924
Mfr. Part No.R.3.2LA
BrandFacom
MYR64.36
Each
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3.2mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 235-4258
Mfr. Part No.S.15LA
BrandFacom
MYR88.46
Each
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15mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-5125
Mfr. Part No.S.13H
BrandFacom
MYR41.29
Each
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13mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 669-8259
Mfr. Part No.J.8H
BrandFacom
MYR31.26
Each
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8mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 27 mm - - - -