Socket Accessories

Socket Accessories are pieces of equipment that offer increased versatility and flexibility to your existing socket set. The applications that these accessories can cover include extending the length or reach of sockets, making them more adaptable to confined and awkward spaces, or to protect or repair them. They are a more cost-effective way of getting the most out of your hand tools without the need to purchase newer and more expensive units.

What types of socket accessories exist?

There is a range of different accessories available and each of them has a unique purpose. Some of the more common ones are:

  • Extension bars – they offer extended lengths in a variety of sizes and can come as straight, wobble or flexible extension bars. Flexible and wobble extension bars can easily allow better and more flexible access to fasteners that are angled or in awkward spaces that can’t be reached with a straight extension or deep socket
  • Torque multipliers – they will have a stated ratio that delivers the given ration via an internal system of gears
  • Socket adapters or converters – allow connection of a turning tool with a drive that is bigger or smaller than the drive size of the socket
  • Universal joints – allow the socket or extension bar to be able to move in any direction with great flexibility, while the ratchet or rotational movement can be transferred through the universal joint
  • Ratchet renewal kits – recondition or repair your damaged ratchet, which offers a more cost-effective than purchasing a whole new ratchet
  • Socket rails and clips – used to securely store loose sockets and stops them from going missing. Socket clips need to match the drive size of the socket for them to be secured
  • What tools can Socket Accessories be used with?

    Socket accessories can be used with most tools if they have the same fitting connector or drive size. They are most commonly used with ratchet spanners, impact or power tools, torque wrenches and more.

    Who uses these kinds of accessories?

    Socket accessories are most commonly used by mechanics, engineers and DIY enthusiasts for a variety of maintenance and repair applications whether at home or in industry.


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    Description Price Drive Size Type Drive Type Overall Length Sub Type Finish Material Priced to Clear Screw Locking Chuck For Use With Magnetic
    RS Stock No. 710-0659
    BrandRS PRO
    £21.23
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    Units
    1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Adapter Square - - Chrome Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 460-1067
    BrandRS PRO
    £50.36
    1 Kit
    Kit(s)
    3/8 in Gripper Socket Square - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 253-122
    BrandRS PRO
    £4.54
    Each
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    - Magnetic Tool Bit Driver - - - - - - Yes - Yes
    RS Stock No. 542-3436
    BrandRS PRO
    £370.09
    Each
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    1/2 in Torque Multiplier Square 420 mm - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 460-1051
    BrandRS PRO
    £30.29
    Each
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    3/8 in Gripper Socket Square - - Nickel Chrome Plated Alloy Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 241-7630
    BrandRS PRO
    £14.67
    Each
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    1/2 in Wrench Square 533 mm Wheel Nut Wrench - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 609-742
    BrandRS PRO
    £6.26
    Each
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    1/4 in Joint Square 40 mm Universal Joint Chrome Plated Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-0428
    BrandRS PRO
    £20.75
    Each
    Units
    - - Hex - - - - - Yes - Yes
    RS Stock No. 374-9023
    BrandRS PRO
    £10.08
    Each
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    - Insert - - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 911-1483
    BrandRS PRO
    £29.87
    Each
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    1/2 in Extension Square 250 mm - - Alloy Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-0429
    BrandRS PRO
    £24.24
    Each
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    - - Hex - - - - - Yes - Yes
    RS Stock No. 911-1480
    BrandRS PRO
    £25.33
    Each
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    1/2 in Extension Square 196 mm - - Alloy Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 912-5410
    BrandRS PRO
    £2.61
    Each
    Units
    1/4 in Adapter - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-0426
    BrandRS PRO
    £12.12
    Each
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    - - Hex - - - - - Yes - Yes
    RS Stock No. 912-5414
    BrandRS PRO
    £0.68
    Each
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    0.25 in Extension Square 50 mm - Matt Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-0425
    BrandRS PRO
    £7.38
    Each
    Units
    - - Hex - - - - - No - Yes
    RS Stock No. 125-0430
    BrandRS PRO
    £10.74
    Each
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    - - Hex - - - - - Yes - Yes
    RS Stock No. 912-5426
    BrandRS PRO
    £2.08
    Each
    Units
    0.375 in Extension Square 75 mm - Matt Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 912-5439
    BrandRS PRO
    £4.33
    Each
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    0.5 in Extension Square 250 mm - Matt Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
    RS Stock No. 912-5423
    BrandRS PRO
    £1.57
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    0.25 in Extension Square 100 mm - Matt Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - -
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