A hub nut socket.

K.C. Bacon.(ex Baconsdozen) 

BSW,BSF and BA sockets for vintage,veteran and classic cars,motorcycles or machinery .

 BA or British Association sockets

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I test all the tools I sell,some on my own vehicles. I will not sell rubbish just to be the cheapest.

Mail order worldwide of Whitworth,BSF and BA sockets and wrenches suitable for vintage,veteran and classic cars and bikes etc,All imperial sockets available in standard or deep configuration,six and twelve sided and in 1/4,3/8,1/2 and 3/4 drive (and larger in some sizes). Ranges to suit the enthusiast or for constant use in a professional restoration and repair workshop. No need to use an old socket that 'almost fits' with the risk of damaging fittings when the proper BSW/BSF and BA sized sockets are available here. My socket/spanner size conversion charts will help you select the sockets you need,if you need to purchase SAE or A.F sockets instead of whitworth etc then go here. Ordering and warranty details etc are here

Impact and chrome vanadium Whitworth,BSF or BA sockets and socket kits.
For whitworth and BA spanners go here
Whitworth and BSF sockets (and spannners) are marked with the size of the bolts shank diameter not the size of the head. Tools marked BSW or Whitworth will fit BSF (British Standard Fine) bolts and those made with Standard Cycle Thread. BA (British Association) tools are sized by a number,0 being the largest the BA sockets are at the foot of this page..BA are not the same as BSW or BSF but are often found on the same machinery.Individual sockets in BA and BSW are available in six or twelve point,impact and std or deep,please call.



Ratchets.All steel,chrome vanadium with quick release button and reversing lever. 72 teeth. Available in 1/4,3/8 and 1/2 drive versions at 7.50,8.50 and 9.50p. Larger picture of ratchet here Call to order.


a 3/8 drive all steel ratchet

Proper,full professional quality,deep Whitworth/BSF sockets.(we no longer supply the cheaper alternative after having issues with poor fit).

A set of seven deep whitworth sockets, six sided (flank drive) by Koken of Japan, 3/8 drive.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch whitworth..Supplied on a chromed socket rail,these sockets are very high quality, accurately  sized and perfectly suitable for a commercial restoration workshop. This contains the most commonly used sizes encountered on vitage or veteran cars/motorcycles etc. 53..50p can post to UK,Europe or Rest of World.

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Six sided Deep British Standard Whitworth sockets

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A set of eight deep whitworth sockets, six sided (flank drive) by Koken of Japan, in 3/8 drive.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 inch and 9/16 inch whitworth..Six sided sockets are sometimes better at gripping worn fastenings and are kinder to plated or brass and alloy fittings.Supplied on a chromed socket rail,top quality,accurate and perfectly suitable for a commercial restoration workshop. 65.50p.


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 Set of seven twelve sided deep whitworth sockets expert quality,1/8 through to 1/2 inch whitworth,and 3/8 drive..Normal Koken high quality. The twelve sided configuration can make access slightly easier on awkward to access nuts and bolts,being fractionally smaller in diameter and easier to drop over a recessed fixing. Price 58..50p. Sockets are supplied on a socket rail.About Koken

Deep Koken whitworth, BSFsockets

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I also have the set above as an eight piece set with a deep 12 sided 9/16 whitworth added at 73..50

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Single deep Whitworth sockets in 1/2 drive.

I have some single 1/2 drive Elora deep 9/16 inch whit sockets and other deep sockets available in most sizes please e-mail for details



Professional Quality Standard depth BSW sockets.

Set of seven,six sided standard depth whitworth and BSF sockets.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch,all are 3/8 inch drive and mono hex flank drive configuration to grip worn or rusty nuts and bolts less damage to brass or alloy fixings.Excellent quality as we have come to expect from Koken .A wipe over with an oily rag after use and these will serve a mechanic well for many,many years.Supplied on a socket rail. 35.80p. can post UK ,EU and ROW


Whitworth six point sockets

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Set of eight chrome vanadium steel whitworth and BSF sockets,six sided,3/8 drive standard length sockets,sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2 and 9/16 inch whitworth. Made in Japan by Koken excellent quality,strong and accurate sockets . 42..50p will post anywhere.Use drop down menu to select country.

Six sided Koken whitworth sockets amde in Japan..

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Set of seven,3/8 drive sockets flank drive double hex configuration. Normal high Koken quality suitable for a professional restoration workshop.You can't fault the quality of Japanese steel and these are accurately made and will last for years.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16 and 1/2 inch. whitworth  priced at 31..50p can post to UK,EU and ROW


BSW 3/8 drive sockets

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Same set as above seven piece 12 sided 3/8 drive whitworth sockets but with a 9/16 inch whitworth socket added  Bi hex or 12 sided helps get a bit on hard to get fixings especially if using a coarse toothed ratchet .Koken chrome vanadium steel on rail..38.50p


Proper professional quality sockets.

A choice of 6 or 12 sided sockets. Both are available in professional quality sets.

This set is twelve sided and 1/2 drive. sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16 and 5/8 inch whitworth. The set is supplied with a rail .The sockets are accurately made and of excellent quality,ideal for a professional workshop dealing with older cars. 45.50p

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Set of eight Koken 1/2 drive standard depth whitworth sockets.SIX SIDED. sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16 and 5/8 inch whitworth.the set is supplied with a rail. The six sided configuration helps cope with worn or damaged fittings,and is kinder to chromed fittings and those made of brass or alloy. 46..50p.

Larger picture this Koken set go here.


Set of eight.

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Set of ten Koken 1/2 drive standard depth whitworth sockets.SIX SIDED.sizes 3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4  inch whitworth. May grip worn fittings better than twelve sided and with less risk of damage.Supplied loose.Superb quality and ideal for a professional workshop and classic or vintage machinery.69..50p set

Larger picture this Koken set go here.


Set of ten.


Full set of English made (King Dick) sockets.Chrome Vanadium steel from a long established make.Sizes 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16 and 3/4 inch BSW. Bi hex and 1/2 drive these sockets are of very high quality and will last for years.94.00p. About King Dick Tools.




Professional quality large sized BSW sockets Genuinely made in England.

Examples (all bi hex) 7/8 inch whitworth  3/4 drive 24.50p, 15/16 inch whit 3/4 drive 27..50p, 1 inch whit  3/4 drive 28..50p,  1-1/8 whit 3/4 drive 35..50p, 1-1/4 whit 3/4 drive 49..50p, .All these are English made Phone to order or check post cost as these larger whitworth sockets are heavy!.


A very large King Dick English made whitworth socket


Genuinely german made top quality 1/2 drive Whitworth/BSF twelve point sockets for professional use

About Elora.

 Elora sockets are suitable for use in a commercial enviroment. Well made and chrome vanadium steel .These sockets are all bi hex (12 sided) Single sockets can be shipped to UK, Europe or Rest of World. To purchase more than one please ask for post discounted price.


Size 1/8 inch Whitworth.5..25

Size 3/16 inch Whitworth.5..25

Size 1/4 inch Whitworth. 5..25

Elora whitworth sockets for classic cars,bikes

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Size 5/16 inch Whitworth. 5..75

Size 3/8 inch Whitworth. 5..75

Size 7/16 inch Whitworth. 5..75

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Size 1/2 inch Whitworth. 6..50

Size 9/16 inch Whitworth.6..50

Size 5/8 inch Whitworth. 6..50

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Size 11/16 inch Whitworth. 7..75

Size 3/4 inch Whitworth. 7.75

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Set of eleven whitworth/BSF bi-hex chrome vanadium steel sockets.Made in Germany by Elora to DIN standard 3124/ISO 2725 and DIN 3120/ISO 1174 I have sold hundreds of these over the years and use them myself. Please note,they do not come with the socket rail shown but are supplied loose..The sizes are 1/8,3/16,1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/18,11/16 and 3/4 inch Price 68..50p Larger picture here.


Whitworth socket set by Elora
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Six sided,professional quality BSW Impact sockets .

1/2 inch drive 7/8 inch whitworth deep 32..00p,

1/2 drive 3/4 inch whitworth deep 21.50p,

1/2 drive 11/16 inch inch whitworth 10.00p

1/2 drive 5/8 inch whitworth deep 17..00p

1/2 drive 9/16 inch whitworth 8.00p.

3/4 drive One and quarter inch whitworth 47..00p (Suitable as hub nut socket),

.More available all professional quality.most made in UK.


We also have a few odd 3/8 drive whitworth sockets by the German maker Elora .From 3/16 to 1/2 inch All same price 7..00p each.

1/2 drive individual Whitworth sockets

BA sockets in standard or deep form.Six sided 1/4 inch drive

Often found on old machinery BA (British Association) sockets and spanners are sized by number, 0 being the largest, 2BA is probably the most commonly used size.10 BA is probably the smallest most people will encounter.


DIY range BA socket sets.

BA (British Association) 11 piece socket sets Laser 0 to 10 BA.Six point, 1/4 inch drive on rail,chrome vanadium steel.Good value for money well made and accurate, a complete set of BA sockets including 9 and 10 BA. BA are not the same as AF,metric or British Standard Whitworth. Using the wrong sockets on small BA fittings can damage them .This is a popular,cheap set for model engineering,model making etc. 10..00p can post worldwide.

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British association socket set,DIY quality for routine maintenance.


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BA 1/4 drive socket set with ratchet Sockets are as above 0 to 10BA inc. Ratchet is 45 tooth reversible with quick release button for socket holding. . All components are chrome vanadium steel.Nice little socket set for working on BA fixings.18..80p




Professional quality BA socket set

Precision BA sockets from Japan.1/4 drive BA socket set by Koken (Japan) Full professional quality,very accurate (essential on the small BA range) and well finished . Sizes 0 to 8BA inclusive. .These are six sided (mono hex) sockets to grip worn nuts. 1/4 square drive complete with socket rail 33..00p


High quality set of BA sockets made by koken of Japan.

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 Top Quality Deep BA sockets

Very high quality deep BA sockets.1/4 drive and six sided. Sets of five sockets, 0,1,2,3 and 4 BA. An alternative to tubular BA box spanners,these are now virtually unobtainable in this quality and we will not split sets. Priced at 35..00p the set of five.Larger picture here.

Deep 1/4 drive BA sockets set of five.

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To Clear.A few individual BA sockets available by Elora.1/4 drive.3.85p each.Various sizes please enquire.

Elora six point ba socket

We have various new BSW (Whitworth) BSF and BA box (tubular),combination spanners and sockets all priced to clear.

Some of the clearance sockets,spanners and other tools are listed on this page.

Taps and Dies.

Those working on older machinery are likely to come across various thread forms.The modern metric plus unf,unc,BA,whitworth,BSF,cycle thread,gas and others.I no longer supply these,but can direct you to someone who can,please ask.

Whitworth/BSF/Imperial/Metric socket size conversion tables.
More comprehensive spanner/tool size charts and tables are here.
The markings on a socket for Whitworth or BSF indicate the thread size of the bolt not the head,for AF (Across the Flats) or SAE tools they indicate the width paralell sides of the nut or bolt head in fractions of an inch (imperial) or mm (metric) .

Note the Whitworth and BSF sizes in this chart are for the older pre WW2 standard.During the war to save metal all bolt and nut sizes were made one size smaller. So pre 1940s tools still fit the later nuts and bolts and vice versa.

Whitworth / BSF and the metric or imperial (inch) Equivalent.
Imperial to Metric
Imperial (af).
A tubular box spanner or six sided (six point) socket the closest size upwards might be a solution in an emergency (ie) a 19mm spanner will probably fit a 3/4 inch af nut.These have greater tolerance than 12 sided sockets but there is always a risk of damage to socket and or the fastening.Impact sockets are almost always six sided (mono-hex).Six sided sockets are less liable to mark or damage brass,alloy or chromed fixings such as wheel or hub nuts.

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