Socket Wrenches

Socket wrenches are used to fasten or loosen fastenings in a similar way to spanners and wrenches, but their differences in design and functionality allow them to deliver more torque than other hand tools. Socket wrenches can also be used for a longer period without fatigue, especially when they are designed with an ergonomic, sturdy grip that guarantees safe and comfortable operation.

By employing the use of sockets and an internal ratchet system to assist in the turning of rotary fastenings such as nuts and bolts, socket wrenches eliminate the need to remove and adjust the tool after every turn. With a switch lever to active a quick change of direction, socket wrenches are incredibly versatile tools that are used across a spectrum of industries and applications. A quick-release system also means that the sockets can be changed quickly and easily between different fastenings, rather than having to locate a different tool.

Our range of socket wrenches features products from leading brands such as Bahco, Facom, Gear Wrench, Stahlwille, Stanley, Gedore and RS PRO.

What drive sizes and shapes are available?

Our selection of socket wrenches features a wide variety of imperial and metric drive sizes, with square and hex drive shapes available. From 1/4in to 3/4in and 6mm to 32mm, we're sure to have the drive size you're looking for.Popular sizes include 1/2in, 1/4in, 3/8in, 8mm, 10mm and 15mm.

How do they work?

The handle of the socket provides the leverage to turn the nut or bolt to loosen or tighten. A square-shaped projection at the top of the handle accommodates the socket. Handles come in various lengths, with the most common being around 8 in.

The ratchet mechanism within the wrench keeps the grip on the socket tight when turned in the right direction, turning the socket and therefore the fastening underneath it. When the handle is turned in the other direction, the grip on the socket is loosened and allows the handle to be readjusted while remaining attached to the socket, rather than lifting the tool away and reattaching. This allows for a quicker completion of the job as contact with the socket and fastening is maintained throughout.

Typical Applications

Socket wrenches are commonly used by professionals in a variety of industries, including car mechanics, engineers, builders, and DIY enthusiasts.


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Description Price Drive Size Handle Type Drive Shape Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Model Height Safe Material Finish
RS Stock No. 418-9416
Mfr. Part No.4-86-397
BrandStanley
SGD39.63
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 265 mm - - - - Chrome
RS Stock No. 742-8405
Mfr. Part No.SL.161PB
BrandFacom
SGD93.06
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 263 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 278-389
Mfr. Part No.J.161B
BrandFacom
SGD77.67
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3/8 in PVC Grip Square - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 264-2303
Mfr. Part No.J5452F
BrandStanley
SGD114.58
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 10 in - - - - Chrome
RS Stock No. 509-4921
Mfr. Part No.8150-1/2
BrandBahco
SGD119.18
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 270 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 264-8531
Mfr. Part No.5449
BrandStanley
SGD99.72
Each
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- Diamond Knurled Square - - - - - Chrome
RS Stock No. 123-1884
Mfr. Part No.133862
BrandWera
SGD176.58
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1/2 in - - - - Koloss - - -
RS Stock No. 615-9079
Mfr. Part No.8110-1/2
BrandBahco
SGD204.28
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 410 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 254-9232
Mfr. Part No.100470040
BrandRose
SGD6.99
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8 mm - Square - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 282-849
Mfr. Part No.5449XLBL
SGD129.95
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 10.5 in - - - - Black Oxidized
RS Stock No. 123-1893
Mfr. Part No.135949
BrandWera
SGD225.43
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1/4 in Kraftform Square 152 mm - Zyklop - Steel Chrome-Molybdenum
RS Stock No. 688-0253
Mfr. Part No.28MV-8
BrandBahco
SGD62.15
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8 mm T-Handle Hex 200 mm - - - Alloy Steel Insulated
RS Stock No. 250-5894
Mfr. Part No.S.120A
BrandFacom
SGD34.52
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1/2 in T-Handle Square 275 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 688-0284
Mfr. Part No.28MV-15
BrandBahco
SGD73.22
Each
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15 mm T-Handle Hex 200 mm - - - Alloy Steel Insulated
RS Stock No. 550-221
Mfr. Part No.J.360PB
BrandFacom
SGD122.01
Each
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 233 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 829-2897
Mfr. Part No.KL.161PB
BrandFacom
SGD140.66
Each
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3/4 in Ratchet Square 600 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-5456
Mfr. Part No.76.30
BrandFacom
SGD76.52
Each
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30 mm Tube Hex 310 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 418-9387
Mfr. Part No.4-86-395
BrandStanley
SGD30.06
Each
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 160 mm - - - - Chrome
RS Stock No. 772-3996
Mfr. Part No.3093 U-3
BrandGedore
SGD101.28
Each
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3/8 in Non-Slip Square 200 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 769-1776
Mfr. Part No.A.300PA
BrandFacom
SGD81.86
Each
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1/4 in Ratchet Square - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -