Socket sets are tool sets that feature sockets. A socket 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 metals, for strength and durability, these tools are designed to withstand high torque as they help to loosen or fasten nuts, bolts, and other fasteners.
Socket sets are an extensive range of products, as sockets are made in many designs 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 at 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.
Using a socket helps prevent you from scraping your knuckles when fastening or loosening tight nuts and bolts as they are less likely to slip than if you used a spanner or wrench on their own. Sockets allow you to apply more force when a part is corroded, giving more surface contact points when loosening/fastening. They also prevent any further damage from occurring to already weakened pieces.
Our range of socket sets features products from some of the most popular brands in the industry, including Bahco, Facom, GearWrench, RS PRO, Stanley, Teng Tools, and Wera.
Stanley is one of the world's leading producers of tools and accessories, and we are proud to carry a wide selection of Stanley socket sets in our catalog. When you trust in a Stanley socket set, you have everything that you need at hand and won't find yourself unable to complete your tasks just because you don't have the right socket. Supplied in handy cases of many sizes, boxes, or pouches that are easy to carry around, Stanley socket sets often come with their own storage container, keeping them tidy, in the same place, and easy to access.
Sometimes, ratchet socket sets will have a combination of socket types in one size, whereas others may be focused on providing a range of sizes in one type. Sockets can be metric, measured in mm, or imperial, measured in inches, or they can come in Torx sizes, which are displayed as TX followed by a number.
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 that can be used to go over a bolt or spark plug body. Hex socket sets, particularly ⅜ socket sets, are a great place to start for beginners.
Socket Bits - A combination of a screwdriver bit and a hex socket that connects to a ratchet. The other end is then used to fit into the female recess of your fastener, acting like a screwdriver.
Impact Sockets - Built to provide more torque than ordinary drivers and wrenches, especially in use with air guns or other impact tools. Impact socket sets are made from chrome molybdenum steel and are more capable of handling vibrations. impact socket sets are the most common size.
Whether you are a mechanic using a inch socket set in commercial or home garages, or an electrician utilizing insulated socket sets for live-circuit work, having an abundance of sockets only makes the job eas