Socket Wrenches

Socket wrenches are used to fasten or loosen fastenings in a similar way to spanners and wrenches, but their differences in design and functionality allow them to deliver more torque than other hand tools. Socket wrenches can also be used for a longer period without fatigue, especially when they are designed with an ergonomic, sturdy grip that guarantees safe and comfortable operation.

By employing the use of sockets and an internal ratchet system to assist in the turning of rotary fastenings such as nuts and bolts, socket wrenches eliminate the need to remove and adjust the tool after every turn. With a switch lever to active a quick change of direction, socket wrenches are incredibly versatile tools that are used across a spectrum of industries and applications. A quick-release system also means that the sockets can be changed quickly and easily between different fastenings, rather than having to locate a different tool.

Our range of socket wrenches features products from leading brands such as Bahco, Facom, Gear Wrench, Stahlwille, Stanley, Gedore and RS PRO.

What drive sizes and shapes are available?

Our selection of socket wrenches features a wide variety of imperial and metric drive sizes, with square and hex drive shapes available. From 1/4in to 3/4in and 6mm to 32mm, we're sure to have the drive size you're looking for.Popular sizes include 1/2in, 1/4in, 3/8in, 8mm, 10mm and 15mm.

How do they work?

The handle of the socket provides the leverage to turn the nut or bolt to loosen or tighten. A square-shaped projection at the top of the handle accommodates the socket. Handles come in various lengths, with the most common being around 8 in.

The ratchet mechanism within the wrench keeps the grip on the socket tight when turned in the right direction, turning the socket and therefore the fastening underneath it. When the handle is turned in the other direction, the grip on the socket is loosened and allows the handle to be readjusted while remaining attached to the socket, rather than lifting the tool away and reattaching. This allows for a quicker completion of the job as contact with the socket and fastening is maintained throughout.

Typical Applications

Socket wrenches are commonly used by professionals in a variety of industries, including car mechanics, engineers, builders, and DIY enthusiasts.


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Omschrijving Prijs Drive Size Handle Type Drive Shape Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Model Height Safe Material Finish
RS-stocknr. 735-762
FabrikantRS PRO
5,27 €
Each
Aantal stuks
8 mm, 9 mm - - - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome Plated
RS-stocknr. 253-116
FabrikantRS PRO
20,25 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Ratchet Square - - - - Alloy Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 735-778
FabrikantRS PRO
5,72 €
Each
Aantal stuks
10 mm, 11 mm - - - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome Plated
RS-stocknr. 668-5846
FabrikantRS PRO
32,98 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Extendable Ratchet Square 445 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 829-6555
FabrikantRS PRO
18,01 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/4 in, 3/8 in Soft Grip Square 225 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome Plated
RS-stocknr. 668-5799
FabrikantRS PRO
32,74 €
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 x 5/16 in Ratchet Hex - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 668-5843
FabrikantRS PRO
28,34 €
Each
Aantal stuks
3/8 in Extendable Ratchet Square 315 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 253-419
FabrikantRS PRO
13,00 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/4 in Ratchet Square - - - - Alloy Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 194-4595
FabrikantRS PRO
30,56 €
Each
Aantal stuks
3/8 in Quick Release - 200 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 735-790
FabrikantRS PRO
4,82 €
Each
Aantal stuks
14 mm, 15 mm - - - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS-stocknr. 912-5417
FabrikantRS PRO
27,90 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Ratchet Square - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS-stocknr. 912-5408
FabrikantRS PRO
19,11 €
Each
Aantal stuks
3/8 in Ratchet Square - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS-stocknr. 668-5834
FabrikantRS PRO
24,19 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/4 in Extendable Ratchet Square 200 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 253-172
FabrikantRS PRO
24,13 €
Each
Aantal stuks
3/8 in Ratchet Square 210 mm - - - Alloy Steel Satin Chrome
RS-stocknr. 194-4594
FabrikantRS PRO
25,47 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/4 in Quick Release - 150 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 189-1329
FabrikantRS PRO
28,98 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Soft Grip - 150 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
RS-stocknr. 912-5404
FabrikantRS PRO
15,67 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/4 in Ratchet Square - - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS-stocknr. 911-1471
FabrikantRS PRO
159,67 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Insulated Square 300 mm Yes - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS-stocknr. 509-4921
Fabrikantnummer8150-1/2
FabrikantBahco
53,85 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Ratchet Square 270 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Chrome Plated
RS-stocknr. 742-8405
FabrikantnummerSL.161PB
FabrikantFacom
50,04 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1/2 in Ratchet Square 263 mm - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome
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