Sockets & Accessories

Take the manual labor out of installing and removing fasteners with HomElectrical's large selection of socket wrenches. These tools are great for construction workers and mechanics who have to work with nuts and bolts every day. All of the socket wrenches are made from to create a dependable tool for you to work with. We have a wide variety of different type of socket wrenches from individual socket wrenches to socket wrench sets and everything in between to meet the needs of every project. Discover how you can loosen a fastener with greater ease than a wrench with a socket wrench at HomElectrical.

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What are the benefits of a Socket Wrench?

A socket wrench is a type of wrench that has a socket attached to the end.

  • It can fit onto a bolt or nut to tighten or loosen it.
  • The ratchet attaches to the socket to provide the torque needed to remove or install the fasteners.
  • Interchangeable socket sets can ensure versatility.
  • A socket set comes in either SAE, which uses inches, or metric sizes ranging from 3/8-1 1/2 inches.
  • Socket extensions can help you get proper leverage on fasteners that are hard to reach.

What are the different type of Sockets?

There are different socket heads to choose from including;

  • Hex Sockets- there are two different types of hex sockets, six point and twelve point. The number of points that they have refers to how many angles are inside the socket head. The twelve point socket, however, also known as a double hex, will be more versatile with hexagonal bolts and is perfect for tight spaces.
  • Impact Sockets- has an industrial, black, surface instead of a polished metal surface like other sockets. They are designed for power impact wrenches which uses more force and vibration in the removal of fasteners.
  • Spark Plug Sockets- generally much longer than other sockets and they have a rubber insert to prevent electrocution. They were designed for the removal or fastening of spark plugs.
  • Socket Bits- these are hex sockets that have a bit in their middle. They are able to work with impact drivers and a variety of manual tools.
  • Universal Joint- designed to help with reaching a bolt head that is in a tight space or when something is in the way. It has a ball swivel allowing it to turn a complete 360 degrees.

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