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. 214-4613
Mfr. Part No.7805 DM-10
BrandBahco
R 321.70
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10mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 82.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 509-4151
Mfr. Part No.6700SM-5
BrandBahco
R 103.00
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5mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 509-4224
Mfr. Part No.6700SZ-1/4
BrandBahco
R 90.36
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0.25in 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 688-0304
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-8
BrandBahco
R 398.02
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8mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 688-0310
Mfr. Part No.7800DMV-12
BrandBahco
R 432.70
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12mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon 50 mm - Insulated Yes Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 124-6159
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-10
BrandBahco
R 69.15
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10mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 519-719
Mfr. Part No.7805DM-12
BrandBahco
R 297.46
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12mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon; Deep Hexagon 82.6 mm - Nickel Chrome Plated - Chrome Extra
RS stock no. 124-6214
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-3/4
BrandBahco
R 143.72
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0.75in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 187-6828
Mfr. Part No.SS210-11
BrandBahco
R 455.60
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units
- 11 mm - Hexagon 25 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS stock no. 124-9748
Mfr. Part No.TAH24B-46
BrandBahco
R 556.87
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46mm 0.75 in Hexagon Square 68 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 124-6210
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-1/2
BrandBahco
R 120.18
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0.5in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 187-6878
Mfr. Part No.SS224-60
BrandBahco
R 6,395.04
Each
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- 60 mm - Hexagon 75 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS stock no. 124-6160
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-11
BrandBahco
R 71.55
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11mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 124-9749
Mfr. Part No.TAH24B-50
BrandBahco
R 641.51
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50mm 0.75 in Hexagon Square 68 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 214-4629
Mfr. Part No.7805 DM-16
BrandBahco
R 340.81
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16mm 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 82.6 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 509-4690
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-3/4
BrandBahco
R 154.77
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0.75in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 187-6879
Mfr. Part No.SS224-65
BrandBahco
R 8,190.90
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- 65 mm - Hexagon 80 mm - - - Stainless Steel
RS stock no. 509-4640
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-7/16
BrandBahco
R 122.36
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0.4375in 0.5 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 124-6162
Mfr. Part No.TAH08-13
BrandBahco
R 74.20
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13mm 0.25 in Hexagon Square 24.7 mm - Chrome - Alloy Steel
RS stock no. 509-4454
Mfr. Part No.7400SM-21
BrandBahco
R 185.67
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21mm 0.375 in Hexagon Square 29 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel