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. 127-8078
Mfr. Part No.2380018
BrandSTAHLWILLE
MYR123.45
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18mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 123-0477
Mfr. Part No.003732
BrandWera
MYR35.24
Each
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12mm 1/2 in Hexagon - 37 mm 11.4mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 198-1992
Mfr. Part No.M120614-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR73.60
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14mm 1/2 in - - 79 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0495
Mfr. Part No.003828
BrandWera
MYR55.84
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17mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm 23.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 198-1884
Mfr. Part No.M120518-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR42.94
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18mm 1/2 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 198-1935
Mfr. Part No.M121250-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR53.52
Each
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T50 1/2 in Torx Square - - Chrome Plated - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 124-6159
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-10
BrandBahco
MYR19.24
Each
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 772-3949
Mfr. Part No.D 30 10
BrandGedore
MYR46.03
Each
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10mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 305-4808
Mfr. Part No.SB7800SM11
BrandBahco
MYR35.33
Each
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11mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1969
Mfr. Part No.M381240-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR43.37
Each
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T40 3/8 in Torx Square - - Chrome Plated - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0413
Mfr. Part No.02450010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
MYR82.62
Each
units
0.15625in 3/8 in Hexagon Square 52 mm 20 Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4331
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-10
BrandBahco
MYR37.58
Each
units
10mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 25.5 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 188-4025
Mfr. Part No.J.236
BrandFacom
MYR59.14
Each
units
- 3/8 in - Square - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 198-1991
Mfr. Part No.M120613-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR73.00
Each
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13mm 1/2 in - - 79 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 250-7402
Mfr. Part No.S.28
BrandFacom
MYR37.29
Each
units
28mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44 mm - Polished - -