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Spanners & Sockets

At RS Components, Europe's leading distributor of Spanners & Sockets components and other industrial and electronic parts, we're proud of our product range which boast thousands of high quality Spanners & Sockets and other products from 2,500 suppliers. We're the best in the business and offer our customers the highest in quality and customer service - 1.6 million customers can't be wrong. Whether purchasing Spanners & Sockets products in volume, or choosing single spares for a particular job, our customers can benefit from next day delivery on thousands of catalogue items. And if you need to order your Spanners & Sockets or other Tools products en-masse (any basket over £500), get in touch to negotiate flexible pricing options - we're more than happy to work with your budget. Either way, customers can expect a high level of technical support on Spanners & Sockets from our knowledgeable team, and reassurance that comes from knowing that our commitment to excellence is absolute. Can't choose between products in our Socket Sets or Cross Wrenches & Control Cabinet Keys ranges? You can use our site to filter your search for Spanners & Sockets components by brand, stock status or a number of other facets, whether you're looking for a top of the line Spanners & Sockets part or a basic but functional part from our RS Essentials range. As well as our Spanners & Sockets product line there is an expansive list of other useful and essential items in our Mechanical Products & Tools range, including Tools and Tools accessories and spares, which also meet our speedy delivery standards. Lastly if you do require any assistance at all with the order, UK-based businesses can access phone as well as online technical support teams.

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