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 Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 772-3539
Mfr. Part No.19 36
BrandGedore
£20.62
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36mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3987
Mfr. Part No.D 30 24
BrandGedore
£13.53
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24mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 33 mm 15.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3454
Mfr. Part No.19 10
BrandGedore
£7.12
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10mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm 13.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3621
Mfr. Part No.D 19 36
BrandGedore
£20.62
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36mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3536
Mfr. Part No.19 34
BrandGedore
£13.72
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34mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3882
Mfr. Part No.30 10
BrandGedore
£7.72
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10mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3735
Mfr. Part No.20 10
BrandGedore
£6.14
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10mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square 25 mm 6.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3772
Mfr. Part No.D 20 7
BrandGedore
£6.14
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7mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 25 mm 4.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3551
Mfr. Part No.D 19 13
BrandGedore
£7.12
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 38 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3527
Mfr. Part No.19 32
BrandGedore
£12.59
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32mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 44.5 mm 22.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3592
Mfr. Part No.D 19 24
BrandGedore
£9.50
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24mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 41.5 mm 18.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3573
Mfr. Part No.D 19 19
BrandGedore
£8.27
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 40 mm 17.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3517
Mfr. Part No.19 27
BrandGedore
£11.71
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27mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 41.5 mm 18.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3949
Mfr. Part No.D 30 10
BrandGedore
£7.72
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10mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3488
Mfr. Part No.19 18
BrandGedore
£8.27
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 39.5 mm 17.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3955
Mfr. Part No.D 30 13
BrandGedore
£7.75
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13mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3902
Mfr. Part No.30 15
BrandGedore
£7.96
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15mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 30 mm 12.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3785
Mfr. Part No.D 20 12
BrandGedore
£6.46
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12mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 25 mm 8.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3927
Mfr. Part No.30 22
BrandGedore
£8.94
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22mm 3/8 in Hexagon Square 32 mm 14.5mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 772-3937
Mfr. Part No.D 30 8
BrandGedore
£7.72
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8mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square 28 mm 9.0mm Chrome - Vanadium Steel -