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 VDE/1000V Approved Finish Material
RS Stock No. 254-197
Mfr. Part No.SL25
BrandBahco
£30.35
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Hexagon 25 Bit Holder (1), Bits (10), Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12) - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 623-6390
BrandRS PRO
£46.74
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 39 Adaptor (1), Bit Sockets (21), Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (13), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 337-3957
Mfr. Part No.S-330
BrandBahco
£82.27
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 34 Bit Holder (2), Bits (12), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12), Spark Plug Sockets (2), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 358-1265
Mfr. Part No.S-460
BrandBahco
£109.23
1 Set of 1
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Square 46 Bit Sockets (23), Extension (3), Hex Keys (3), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (12), Spinner Disc (1), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 361-3132
Mfr. Part No.S-240
BrandBahco
£127.28
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 24 Extension (2), Flexible Handle (1), Ratchet handle (1), Sliding T (1), Sockets (18), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 495-423
Mfr. Part No.05003533001 8100 SA2 Zyklop 1/4
BrandWera
£167.57
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 42 Adaptor (1), Bits (22), Extension (3), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (13), Universal Joint (1), Zyklop Ratchet Handle (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 623-6413
BrandRS PRO
£23.82
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 16 Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 213-1011
BrandRS PRO
£58.44
Each
Units
1/2 in, 3/8 in Socket & Bit Set Square 45 Adaptor (3), Bits (28), Sockets (4), Spline Sockets (10) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 800-4277
Mfr. Part No.SXL.DBOX1PB
BrandFacom
£181.84
Each
Units
1/2 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 21 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (17), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 361-2319
Mfr. Part No.S-160
BrandBahco
£52.54
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 16 Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-bar (1), Sockets (12) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 829-6533
BrandRS PRO
£21.47
Each
Units
1/4 in Nut Driver Set Hexagon 8 Nut Driver: 3 mm, Nut Driver: 3.5 mm, Nut Driver: 4 mm, Nut Driver: 4.5 mm, Nut Driver: 5 mm, Nut Driver: 5.5 mm, Nut Driver: 6 mm, Ratchet - Anodized Chrome Vanadium
RS Stock No. 817-9230
BrandRS PRO
£59.61
Each
Units
1/2 in - Square 26 Extension (3), Ratchet Handle (1), Sliding T-Bar (1), Sockets (19), Spark Plug Sockets (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 763-0819
Mfr. Part No.S140T
BrandBahco
£54.82
Each
Units
3/4 in Socket & Wrench Set Square 14 Extension (1), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (12) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 213-1005
BrandRS PRO
£18.41
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket & Bit Set Hexagon 30 Bit Holder (1), Bits (20), Screw Finders (2), Sockets (7) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 722-7160
Mfr. Part No.R.360NANO
BrandFacom
£184.29
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket & Bit & Wrench Set Square 38 Bit Holder (1), Bits (22), Extension (2), Ratchet Handle (1), Sockets (10), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (1) - Chrome Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 705-4849
Mfr. Part No.05073495001 869/4 M
BrandWera
£38.62
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket Set Hexagon 8 Sockets (8) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 876-6183
Mfr. Part No.SL25L
BrandBahco
£62.71
Each
Units
1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Hexagon 37 Driver Holder & Bits, Extension Bar, Reversible Ratchet, Sockets No Matt Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 361-2331
Mfr. Part No.S-910
BrandBahco
£261.94
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in, 1/4 in Socket & Tool Set Square 91 Adaptor (3), Bit Holder (2), Bits (27), Extension (4), Hex Keys (3), Ratchet Handle (2), Sliding T-Bar (1), Sockets (35), Spanners (10), Spark Plug Sockets (1), Spinner Handle (1), Universal Joint (2) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 772-4116
Mfr. Part No.IN 19 PM
BrandGedore
£87.95
Each
Units
1/2 in Socket Set Hexagon 9 Hexagon Socket: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 262-0230
BrandRS PRO
£8.78
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Socket Set Square 5 Sockets (5) - Chrome Chrome Vanadium Steel
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