Non-Impact Sockets

A Non-Impact Socket is also known as a standard socket or regular socket. Non-impact sockets are normally made from steel (with a chrome finish) and are used in connection with inch, 3/8 inch, inch or 1 inch size ratchets or socket wrenches, helping you to tighten or remove nuts, bolts and other equipment. 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.

There are many types of non-impact (standard) and impact sockets available that will fit manual or electric ratchets and socket wrenches.

Hex Socket.

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.

Socket Bits.

This is a hex (hexagonal) socket where a screwdriver type bit is inserted into the socket and the socket then attaches to a suitable ratchet. Socket bits work with manual and impact drives and are supplied as a set of bits.

Impact Sockets.

Impact sockets are for use with a power impact wrench, darker in colour than non-impact sockets due to their hardened metal surface allowing stronger impact (torque) on the part you are tightening or removing.

Deep Sockets.

Deep sockets, also known as deep dive sockets, are sockets that can be a non-impact or impact socket. The difference is they are longer than standard sockets and provide added accessibility in limited space and hard to reach parts.


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RS Stock No. 830-3997
BrandRS PRO
£1.24
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4.5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1437
BrandRS PRO
£14.48
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4044
BrandRS PRO
£2.06
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12mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4057
BrandRS PRO
£1.85
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14mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4072
BrandRS PRO
£2.39
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21mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4013
BrandRS PRO
£1.05
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9mm 1/4 in Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1452
BrandRS PRO
£13.64
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23mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 52 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1427
BrandRS PRO
£13.29
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15mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4041
BrandRS PRO
£1.65
Each
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11mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4091
BrandRS PRO
£1.83
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9mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4127
BrandRS PRO
£1.76
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20mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4066
BrandRS PRO
£2.09
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18mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1465
BrandRS PRO
£22.49
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28mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 55 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1415
BrandRS PRO
£13.10
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13mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1459
BrandRS PRO
£19.06
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25mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 54 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1424
BrandRS PRO
£13.29
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14mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1443
BrandRS PRO
£15.98
Each
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22mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4035
BrandRS PRO
£2.30
Each
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8mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 911-1411
BrandRS PRO
£13.10
Each
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12mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 50 mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 830-4098
BrandRS PRO
£2.12
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11mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square - - Sandblasted - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
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