Socket Sets

A socket set is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet spanner, torque wrench or another turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or a bolt by turning it. Made from high-quality materials such as forged materials for strength and durability.

Socket sets have an extensive range of all shapes and sizes with a square drive metric connection. The more pieces within the socket set, the more versatility this gives you to ensure you have the right socket for the job in hand. Socket sizes can come in a variety of sizes from metric to imperial ensuring you have the correct size for any job you require. Please see our socket sets guide for more information.

Why use a socket or socket set

Having a socket set means that you have everything that you need at hand. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes or pouches that are easy to carry around.Using a socket helps prevent you scrapping your knuckles as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner. You can apply more force when a part is corroded.

Types of Sockets you may find within a Socket Set

Hex Sockets - The most common type of socket with a square drive at one end to attach to a ratchet. The other end has a hex or bi-hex recessed socket head for turning your nuts and bolts. These can come in standard sizes as well as deep sockets for that can be used to go over a bolt or spark plug body.

Socket Bits - A combination of a screwdriver bit and a hex socket that connects to a ratchet. The other end is then used fits into the female recess of your fastener.Impact Sockets - Give a better torque than ordinary drivers and wrenches. Are suitable for use with air guns. You can tell the difference to the other sockets because of the colour so are easy to identify.

Typical Applications

Mechanics often use sockets in commercial or home garages. They use the sockets along with a turning tool to loosen or tighten nuts and bolts on cars, truck, buses and other vehicles. Smaller sockets can be used with a spinner handle or smaller ratchet for use on hard drives or computers for example.


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Description Price Drive Size Set Type Drive Type Number of Pieces Set Contents Socket Size VDE/1000V Approved Finish Material Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 623-6390
BrandRS PRO
£40.37
1 Set
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1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 39 Bits, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 623-6413
BrandRS PRO
£28.46
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Ratchet Set Square 16 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 213-1011
BrandRS PRO
£46.06
Each
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1/2 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit Set Square 45 Adaptor, Bits, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 829-6533
BrandRS PRO
£21.17
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Hexagon 8 Ratchet, Sockets - - Anodized Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 817-9230
BrandRS PRO
£64.34
Each
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 26 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 213-1005
BrandRS PRO
£14.72
Each
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1/4 in Socket & Bit Set Hexagon 30 Bits, Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 262-0230
BrandRS PRO
£7.13
1 Set
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 5 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 817-9233
BrandRS PRO
£44.34
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 29 Adaptor, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 623-6441
BrandRS PRO
£24.14
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 46 Adaptor, Bits, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel -
RS Stock No. 817-9236
BrandRS PRO
£39.54
Each
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1/4 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 55 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Alloy Steel -
RS Stock No. 833-5935
BrandRS PRO
£67.57
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 52 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Steel -
RS Stock No. 253-166
BrandRS PRO
£65.02
1 Set
Set(s)
3/8 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 40 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel -
RS Stock No. 487-173
BrandRS PRO
£44.21
1 Set
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 13 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 817-9224
BrandRS PRO
£47.34
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 43 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 262-0202
BrandRS PRO
£25.35
1 Set
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1/4 in Bit Socket Set Square 11 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 817-9242
BrandRS PRO
£54.83
Each
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1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Square 46 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 229-7278
BrandRS PRO
£96.00
Each
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 32 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 833-5957
BrandRS PRO
£112.09
Each
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1/2 in Bit Socket Set Square 29 Sockets - - Chrome Steel -
RS Stock No. 480-6880
BrandRS PRO
£94.34
Each
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1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Square 61 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 817-9249
BrandRS PRO
£86.80
Each
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1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket Set Square 66 Adaptor, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel -
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