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. 188-3061
Mfr. Part No.E117278
£4.89
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12mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 79 mm 79mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 188-3024
Mfr. Part No.E113754
£2.63
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6mm 1/4 in Hexagon; Deep Hexagon 49.5 mm 49.5mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 127-1151
Mfr. Part No.003614
BrandWera
£6.18
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24mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 127-1101
Mfr. Part No.003504
BrandWera
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5.5mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon 23 mm 23mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 127-8082
Mfr. Part No.2370008
BrandSTAHLWILLE
£14.53
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M8 3/8 in Triple Square Hexagon - - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 123-0379
Mfr. Part No.75667
BrandEga-Master
£32.71
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14mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon - 32 mm - - - Aluminium Bronze -
RS Stock No. 188-3017
Mfr. Part No.E117351
£1.83
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11mm 1/4 in Hexagon Hexagon 25 mm 25mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 127-1131
Mfr. Part No.003566
BrandWera
£5.38
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21mm 3/8 in Hexagon Hexagon 30 mm 30mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 124-6197
Mfr. Part No.TAH16B-18
BrandBahco
£5.80
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18mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel -
RS Stock No. 127-8087
Mfr. Part No.2390040
BrandSTAHLWILLE
£21.29
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T40 3/8 in Torx Hexagon - - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 778-2406
Mfr. Part No.03030015
BrandSTAHLWILLE
£8.23
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15mm 1/2 in Hexagon Square 38 mm - Chrome - Steel -
RS Stock No. 188-3066
Mfr. Part No.E117282
£4.89
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16mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 79 mm 79mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 127-1148
Mfr. Part No.003611
BrandWera
£5.54
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20mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 127-1141
Mfr. Part No.003605
BrandWera
£4.02
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14mm 1/2 in Hexagon Hexagon 37 mm 37mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 188-3047
Mfr. Part No.E117062
£2.44
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19mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 38 mm 38mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 509-4713
Mfr. Part No.7800DZ-7/8
BrandBahco
£7.96
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7/8in 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Square 39 mm - Polished - Alloy Steel -
RS Stock No. 737-0167
Mfr. Part No.01030009
BrandSTAHLWILLE
£5.73
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9mm 1/4 in Bi-Hexagon Square 23 mm - Chrome - Steel -
RS Stock No. 127-1117
Mfr. Part No.003553
BrandWera
£4.57
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8mm 3/8 in Hexagon Hexagon 29 mm 29mm Chrome Plated - Chrome Vanadium -
RS Stock No. 127-8078
Mfr. Part No.2380018
BrandSTAHLWILLE
£20.35
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18mm 3/8 in Bi-Hexagon Hexagon - - - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 188-3063
Mfr. Part No.E117280
£4.89
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14mm 1/2 in Bi-Hexagon Bi-Hexagon 79 mm 79mm Chrome - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
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