Socket Sets

A socket is a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, ratchet spanner, torque wrench or other turning tool in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or bolt by turning it.
They come in all shapes and sizes so knowing what you want to do with them is the first step. 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.
When choosing what socket set to purchase always have an idea on what type of ratchet or wrench you need.

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.
  • 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 you 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.

Where to use a socket set
Mechanics 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.

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Description Price Drive Size Set Type Drive Type Number of Pieces Set Contents Socket Size VDE/1000V Approved Finish Material
RS Stock No. 623-6390
BrandRS PRO
£47.67
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
£24.30
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 16 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 213-1011
BrandRS PRO
£59.61
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
£21.90
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Hexagon 8 Ratchet, Sockets - - Anodized Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 817-9230
BrandRS PRO
£60.80
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
£19.05
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
£9.22
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
£37.55
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
£24.31
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
£40.95
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
£70.84
Each
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1/4 in Socket Set Square 52 Extension, Ratchet, Sliding T-bar, Sockets, Spinner Handle, Universal Joint - No Chrome Steel
RS Stock No. 253-166
BrandRS PRO
£50.89
1 Set
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3/8 in Socket & Bit Ratchet Set Square 40 Adaptor, Bits, Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 487-173
BrandRS PRO
£57.21
1 Set
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1/2 in Socket Set Square 13 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 262-0202
BrandRS PRO
£32.81
1 Set
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1/4 in Bit Socket Set Square 11 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 817-9224
BrandRS PRO
£50.07
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. 231-7912
BrandRS PRO
£328.92
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket Set Square 9 Extension, Ratchet, Sockets - Yes PVC Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 817-9242
BrandRS PRO
£58.42
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
£85.13
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
£98.08
Each
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1/2 in Bit Socket Set Square 29 Sockets - No Chrome Steel
RS Stock No. 480-6880
BrandRS PRO
£80.19
Each
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1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket Set Square 61 Sockets - - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
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