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. 737-0292
Mfr. Part No.12111010
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD138.81
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 193 mm - - - Alloy Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 772-3854
Mfr. Part No.2093 U-20
BrandGedore
SGD99.23
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1/4 in Non-Slip Square 127 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 282-827
Mfr. Part No.5249XLBL
SGD91.46
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 8.5 in - - - - Black Oxidized
RS Stock No. 264-2347
Mfr. Part No.5252A
BrandStanley
SGD84.16
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 7.5 in - - - - Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 772-3996
Mfr. Part No.3093 U-3
BrandGedore
SGD101.28
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3/8 in Non-Slip Square 200 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 418-9387
Mfr. Part No.4-86-395
BrandStanley
SGD30.06
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 160 mm - - - - Chrome
RS Stock No. 509-4101
Mfr. Part No.6950RN
BrandBahco
SGD86.07
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 120 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 250-5664
Mfr. Part No.75.30
BrandFacom
SGD76.52
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30 mm - Hex 310 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 876-6219
Mfr. Part No.28M-8
BrandBahco
SGD21.63
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8 mm Offset Hex 110 mm No - - Alloy Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 495-449
Mfr. Part No.003500
BrandWera
SGD119.00
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 152 mm - Zyklop - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3993
Mfr. Part No.3093 Z-94
BrandGedore
SGD69.68
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3/8 in Non-Slip Square 200 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 850-0062
Mfr. Part No.81211P
SGD149.08
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3/8 in Straight - 8.38 in - - - Steel Polished Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-7496
Mfr. Part No.75.15
BrandFacom
SGD21.20
Each
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15 mm Tube Hex 169 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 812-6236
Mfr. Part No.004033
BrandWera
SGD102.93
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 222 mm - Zyklop - Chrome Molybdenum Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-5327
Mfr. Part No.76.16
BrandFacom
SGD21.48
Each
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16 mm Tube Hex 178 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 705-4837
Mfr. Part No.073230
BrandWera
SGD66.52
Each
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1/4 in Ratchet Square 87 mm - Zyklop - Steel -
RS Stock No. 250-5614
Mfr. Part No.75.26
BrandFacom
SGD72.69
Each
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26 mm - Hex 270 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 850-0227
Mfr. Part No.81027
SGD46.98
Each
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1/4 in - - - - - - - Anodized Aluminium
RS Stock No. 237-6589
Mfr. Part No.76.17
BrandFacom
SGD23.35
Each
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17 mm Tube Hex 187 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-5608
Mfr. Part No.75.25
BrandFacom
SGD45.23
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25 mm - Hex 260 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
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