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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RS Stock No. 830-4076
BrandRS PRO
SGD5.32
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22mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-3988
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.52
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4mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4054
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.42
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16mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1455
BrandRS PRO
SGD33.64
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24mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 54 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4004
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.71
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8mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1446
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.78
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20mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1443
BrandRS PRO
SGD31.08
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22mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4022
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.13
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13mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3812
BrandRS PRO
SGD6.68
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M06 1/2 in Triple Square Square 55 mm 15.5 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3747
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.68
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11mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-4079
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.14
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20mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1427
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.70
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15mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3757
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.06
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16mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 38 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 911-1437
BrandRS PRO
SGD28.18
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3769
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.53
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3mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 37 mm 18.0mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 830-3994
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.06
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5.5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3779
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.87
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T15 1/4 in Torx Square 55 mm 18 - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3805
BrandRS PRO
SGD6.68
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T40 1/2 in Torx Square 100 mm 62 Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3753
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.48
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12mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 38 mm - Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 192-3764
BrandRS PRO
SGD5.29
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24mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 42 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
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