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Drive Socket Sets: Everything you need to know

drive socket is an essential piece of equipment in any garage, thanks to how frequently its components are used.

Every garage and tyre retreader has different needs. As such, they’ll need different drive socket sets.

Do you know which best suits your needs?

Read the rest of the article to find out all about the drive socket sets available on our website!


What’s included in each drive socket set?

Most drive socket sets include specific types of keys:

  • Hex (or Allen) keys;
  • Screwdriver bits;
  • Torx keys.


And the following accessories:

  • Bit extension;
  • T-handles;
  • Ratchets;
  • Ratchet extensions;
  • Ratchet reducers.


KROFtools advises all its customers to purchase the right drive socket set to meet their needs.

If you already have a tool cart, you can choose to purchase an additional set of drive sockets with tools that ensure your tool cart is more comprehensive than ever.


What are the different types of drive sockets?

Drive sockets are divided by type in the KROFtools catalogue. Our drive sockets are divided as follows:

1. 1/4″ – Inch drive socket

One option of 1/4″ drive sockets is our 1/4” 46-piece Drive socket set (reference 2046).

This kit contains:

  • 13 Drive sockets – what are these? Pieces missing, only 31 pieces
  • 6 Torx bit drive socket;
  • 4 Unbrako keys;
  • 3 Pozidriv head drive sockets;
  • 3 Phillips head drive sockets.
  • 1 ratchet;
  • 1 handle.

Click on the image below to find out more about this product, 1/4″ sockets set 46PCS


2. ½” – Inch drive socket

– Of our 19 categories, we only present 9, Why were only these selected?

One of the options of 1/2″ drive sockets available in the KROFtools catalogue is the set of 9 1/2” Torx wrenches measuring between E10 and E24.

Click on the image below to find out more about our Set of 9 1/2″ torx keys (reference 6103).


3. ¾” – Inch Drive socket

Our 21 PCS 3/4″ 12PT Drive Socket Set is a great option if you’re after a set with these measurements.

This drive socket set includes:

  • 16 sizes of drive sockets measuring between 19 and 50mm;
  • 2x 100mm and 200mm bit extensions;
  • Specific ratchet for 3/4” drive sockets
  • 1 T-handle
  • 1 Storage box.

Click on the image below to find out more about our 1/2″ torx interior socket set 9PCS (reference 6103).


4. 3/8″ -Inch Drive sockets

If you’re after a 3/8-inch drive socket set, we recommend the 35-piece 3/8” drive socket set.

The following keys are included in this kit:

  • 18 sizes of drive sockets measuring between 6mm and 24mm;
  • 10 long keys ranging between 8mm to 19mm;
  • 2x 75 and 250mm bit extensions;
  • 1 Universal joint;
  • 1 72D ratchet.
  • 1 x adapter
  • 2 Spark plug sockets

Click on the image below to find out more about our 3/4″ sockets set 12PT 21PCS (reference 2122).


5. Drive socket set Inches

  • Hexagonal Short;
  • Hexagon Impact Wrench.

To learn more about impact wrenches, find more information in our article Impact Wrench: What are the best options for your workshop.

In Inch Box Wrench Sets KROFtools recommends the 21 Piece 1″ 6PT Box Wrench Set.

Included in this wrench kit are:

  • 17 6PT Box Wrenches;
  • 2 Raises of 200 and 400mm;
  • 1 Runner;
  • 1 Ratchet for 1″ Keys.

Click on the image below to learn more about the 21PCS socket set 1″ 6PT (reference 100000).


6. Mixed drive socket sets

Mixed drive socket sets include various types of fitting bolts.

Two of the most comprehensive drive socket sets in the KROFtools catalogue are the 110-piece 1/4” -1/2” Drive Socket Set and the 218-piece Drive Socket Set that includes 1/4″, 1/8” and 1/2″fittings.

The 110-piece Drive Socket Set (reference 21110) includes:

  • Drive sockets with ¼ and ½ type grips along with two ratchets;
  • 1 Universal joint;
  • Various bit extensions;
  • Bit adapters. – review, please as it does not match

Click on the image below to find out more about our 1/4″ 1/2″ sockets set 110PCS (reference 21110).


When it comes to our 218-piece Drive socket set, it is important to note that this is our set with the most pieces. It includes:

  • 3 different types of ratchets to fit into the 3 sizes available;

12 Box-end wrenches.

Click on the image below to find out more about our 218-piece socket set (reference 2218).


It’s also worth noting that there are also several accessories that can be bought in addition to drive socket sets:


  1. Drive socket organiser trays

Drive socket set organiser trays are similar to drive socket sets but with the main difference that they are portable and can be more easily transported by mechanics.

If you already have a drive socket set, you can buy an organiser tray from KROFtools, which you can use to organise the drive sockets you need.

Click on the image below to find out more about the 9 deep socket hexagonal set (reference 1237).


How do you choose the right drive socket set?

Choosing a drive socket set is no easy task, given the wide variety of choices available.

Check out our 3 tips to help you decide on the best drive socket set for you:


  1. Check the models available

You’ll find several drive socket sets in the KROFtools catalogue.

If you only need a limited set of drive sockets, don’t waste money on a larger set you won’t use.


  1. Think about the type of drive socket you use most often

Every vehicle comes with an instruction manual that details the sizes of the drive sockets it requires.

If you work with various types of vehicles, such as lorries, light cars, and motorcycles, you may want to have a wider range of drive sockets.

However, if you only work with light cars made by a particular manufacturer, you may well get by with a narrower range of drive sockets.


  1. Opt for drive sockets with organisers

Everyone knows how important it is to keep your garage organised.

When choosing a drive socket set, opt for drive sockets with organisers to ensure you can put your tools back in their designated position after use.

Now that you know what you’re looking for in a drive socket set, make sure you enjoy all the car tools and accessories in your home or garage.

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