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. 772-3788
Mfr. Part No.D 20 10
BrandGedore
R 139.17
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10mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 25 mm 6.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 123-0526
Mfr. Part No.004203
BrandWera
R 1,690.42
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 772-3781
Mfr. Part No.D 20 11
BrandGedore
R 139.89
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11mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 25 mm 7.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 830-4000
BrandRS PRO
R 30.34
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7mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 876-4939
Mfr. Part No.STM.6
BrandFacom
R 307.25
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6mm 1/2 in - Hexagon - - Bright Chrome with Phosphate - -
RS stock no. 778-2273
Mfr. Part No.05010046
BrandSTAHLWILLE
R 1,001.12
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46mm 3/4 in Hexagon Square 73 mm - Chrome - Steel
RS stock no. 772-3735
Mfr. Part No.20 10
BrandGedore
R 139.17
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 25 mm 6.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 123-0524
Mfr. Part No.004201
BrandWera
R 2,152.86
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- 1/2 in Hexagon Square 140 mm - - - Chrome Molybdenum Steel
RS stock no. 509-4151
Mfr. Part No.6700SM-5
BrandBahco
R 108.32
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5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 772-3450
Mfr. Part No.19 9
BrandGedore
R 182.75
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9mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm 15.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 214-4613
Mfr. Part No.7805 DM-10
BrandBahco
R 338.45
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10mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 82.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 123-0525
Mfr. Part No.004202
BrandWera
R 2,102.05
Each
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- 1/2 in Torx Square 140 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 772-3482
Mfr. Part No.19 19
BrandGedore
R 195.20
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19mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 40 mm 17.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 123-0690
Mfr. Part No.74472
BrandEga-Master
R 2,591.19
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30mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon - 46 mm - - - Beryllium Copper
RS stock no. 737-0577
Mfr. Part No.03050008
BrandSTAHLWILLE
R 284.08
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8mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 60 mm 22.0mm Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 772-3927
Mfr. Part No.30 22
BrandGedore
R 213.24
Each
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22mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 32 mm 14.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 123-0469
Mfr. Part No.003669
BrandWera
R 87.35
Each
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6mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon, Square 18 mm 9.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium
RS stock no. 162-0302
Mfr. Part No.S.15
BrandFacom
R 130.33
Each
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0.5in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 36 mm - Polished - -
RS stock no. 772-3612
Mfr. Part No.D 19 33
BrandGedore
R 350.90
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33mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel
RS stock no. 235-4270
Mfr. Part No.S.17LA
BrandFacom
R 329.44
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17mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Square 77 mm - Polished - -