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. 188-3992
Mfr. Part No.STM.14
BrandFacom
MYR127.84
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14mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 235-4034
Mfr. Part No.R.13LA
BrandFacom
MYR62.75
Each
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13mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 737-0404
Mfr. Part No.02450008
BrandSTAHLWILLE
MYR99.80
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0.125in 3/8 in Hexagon Square 52 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 250-7418
Mfr. Part No.S.29
BrandFacom
MYR41.73
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29mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 688-0332
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-18
BrandBahco
MYR114.38
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18mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 187-6833
Mfr. Part No.SS210-4.5
BrandBahco
MYR73.79
Each
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4.5mm 1/4 in - Hexagon 25 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 250-5131
Mfr. Part No.S.14H
BrandFacom
MYR28.10
Each
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14mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 188-3012
Mfr. Part No.E117297
MYR12.83
Each
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7mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm 25.0mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 198-2036
Mfr. Part No.M380616-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR54.80
Each
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16mm 3/8 in - - 45.5 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 175-2419
Mfr. Part No.004963
BrandWera
MYR147.99
Each
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19mm 3/8 in - Hexagon 46 mm - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 509-4713
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-7/8
BrandBahco
MYR50.24
Each
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7/8in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 39 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 191-4152
Mfr. Part No.STM.7
BrandFacom
MYR82.71
Each
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7mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 60 mm - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 737-0347
Mfr. Part No.02020010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
MYR119.22
Each
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10mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 54 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1981
Mfr. Part No.M381250T-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR48.19
Each
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T50 3/8 in Torx Square - - Chrome Plated - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1888
Mfr. Part No.M120521-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR47.58
Each
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21mm 1/2 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 187-6853
Mfr. Part No.SS220-23
BrandBahco
MYR354.03
Each
units
23mm 1/2 in - Hexagon 43 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 198-1883
Mfr. Part No.M120517-C
BrandTeng Tools
MYR42.94
Each
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17mm 1/2 in - Bi-Hexagon 38 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 127-1117
Mfr. Part No.003553
BrandWera
MYR32.98
Each
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8mm 3/8 in Hexagon Hexagon 29 mm 29.0mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 124-6161
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-12
BrandBahco
MYR22.68
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12mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4426
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-17
BrandBahco
MYR45.59
Each
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17mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 27 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel