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. 737-0315
Mfr. Part No.02010013
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD16.21
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13mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 30 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 519-721
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-36
BrandBahco
SGD37.39
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36mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 57 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
RS Stock No. 778-2431
Mfr. Part No.03030030
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD27.87
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30mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 45 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 778-2412
Mfr. Part No.03030018
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD19.62
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 519-747
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-32
BrandBahco
SGD18.04
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32mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 47 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
RS Stock No. 235-4034
Mfr. Part No.R.13LA
BrandFacom
SGD18.81
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13mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Square 50.5 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 162-0217
Mfr. Part No.R.8
BrandFacom
SGD10.21
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8mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 162-0289
Mfr. Part No.S.13
BrandFacom
SGD7.46
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13mm 0.5 in - Square - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 509-4741
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-10
BrandBahco
SGD9.90
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10mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4814
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-16
BrandBahco
SGD10.68
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0592
Mfr. Part No.03050017
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD35.61
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17mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 60 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4836
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-18
BrandBahco
SGD11.58
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18mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 509-4246
Mfr. Part No.A6800DZ-5/16
BrandBahco
SGD16.29
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0.3125in 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0429
Mfr. Part No.02450016
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD28.52
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0.25in 3/8 in Hexagon Square 52 mm 20.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 250-7373
Mfr. Part No.S.26
BrandFacom
SGD9.57
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26mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 484-203
Mfr. Part No.R.10
BrandFacom
SGD8.46
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 22 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 250-5153
Mfr. Part No.S.15H
BrandFacom
SGD7.79
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15mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS Stock No. 509-4791
Mfr. Part No.7800DM-14
BrandBahco
SGD10.68
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14mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 737-0362
Mfr. Part No.02020016
BrandSTAHLWILLE
SGD34.34
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16mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 60 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS Stock No. 830-3988
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.52
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4mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel