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Gripping Socket™

The Gripping Socket™ has been designed to grip on to a nut during the bolting operation thus reducing the need for manual stabilisation when operating square drive (SQ.DR.) hydraulic wrenches.

This gripping feature enables the operator to engage the socket and torque wrench in a given application and conduct the bolting operation using a remote operating device. This minimises exposure to pinch points and high pressure hydraulic connections during operation thereby resulting in greater operator safety.

The Gripping Socket™ can be used in any orientation including inverted positions thus reducing the possibility of tool slippage, operator fatigue, and pinch points. Gripping Sockets are available in both a Hydratight RSL dedicated format, thereby maximising the combined safety features of the RSL wrench and Gripping Socket design, and in universal SQ.DR. format which enables use on all standard format hydraulic square drive wrenches.


  • Unique patented ball & taper grip design enables wrench power cycle operation on standard hexagon nuts in any orientation including inverted applications
  • Quick nut release bayonet collar action
  • Ultra high grade stainless steel construction
  • Non-percussive full wrench torque capability
  • Designed to suit ANSI B18.2.2 – Heavy Hex. & ANSI B18.2.4 – STYLE 2 hexagon nuts
  • Can be supplied in universal SQ.DR. or Hydratight RSL dedicated wrench formats
  • Novel pin securing detent feature enables quick fitting and removal of the SQ.DR. type Gripping Socket from the wrench

Gripping Socket™

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