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
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RS Stock No. 209-4604
Mfr. Part No.94-SD23
BrandSAM
SGD31.42
Each
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32 mm Tube Round 231 mm No - No - -
RS Stock No. 250-5507
Mfr. Part No.75.14
BrandFacom
SGD19.02
Each
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14 mm Tube Hex 160 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 198-1833
Mfr. Part No.1200FRP
BrandTeng Tools
SGD85.87
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 41 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 772-3703
Mfr. Part No.1993 U-20
BrandGedore
SGD131.33
Each
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1/2 in Non-Slip Square 270 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS Stock No. 146-8749
Mfr. Part No.76.18SLS
BrandFacom
SGD91.72
Each
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18 mm Tube Hex 195 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 850-0069
Mfr. Part No.81011P
SGD88.47
Each
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1/4 in Straight - 5.11 in - - - Steel Polished Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-7468
Mfr. Part No.75.11
BrandFacom
SGD18.19
Each
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11 mm Tube Hex 136 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 910-3010
Mfr. Part No.JL.171SLS
BrandFacom
SGD133.32
Each
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3/8 in Bi-material Elastomer Square 210 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
New
RS Stock No. 209-4605
Mfr. Part No.94-SD25
BrandSAM
SGD37.08
Each
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34 mm Tube Round 237 mm No - No - -
RS Stock No. 519-872
Mfr. Part No.7755-3/8
BrandBahco
SGD111.82
Each
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3/8 in Ratchet Square 160 mm - - - Alloy Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 876-6212
Mfr. Part No.28M-10
BrandBahco
SGD24.29
Each
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10 mm Offset Hex 125 mm No - - Alloy Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS Stock No. 794-7818
Mfr. Part No.76.12
BrandFacom
SGD15.64
Each
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- - - 144 mm - - - - Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-5620
Mfr. Part No.75.27
BrandFacom
SGD52.39
Each
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27 mm - Hex 280 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 250-5591
Mfr. Part No.75.24
BrandFacom
SGD42.07
Each
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24 mm Tube Hex 250 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 198-1832
Mfr. Part No.1200-72N
BrandTeng Tools
SGD94.41
Each
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1/2 in Ratchet Square 43 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 688-0290
Mfr. Part No.28MV-18
BrandBahco
SGD85.89
Each
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18 mm T-Handle Hex 200 mm - - - Alloy Steel Insulated
RS Stock No. 146-8742
Mfr. Part No.76.12SLS
BrandFacom
SGD32.26
Each
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12 mm Tube Hex 144 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome
RS Stock No. 688-0281
Mfr. Part No.28MV-17
BrandBahco
SGD78.53
Each
units
17 mm T-Handle Hex 200 mm - - - Alloy Steel Insulated
RS Stock No. 198-1845
Mfr. Part No.3800FRP
BrandTeng Tools
SGD69.40
Each
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3/8 mm Ratchet Square 32 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 835-3100
Mfr. Part No.J.372V
BrandFacom
SGD156.87
Each
units
3/8 in Compact Ratchet Square 15 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
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