Hex Keys

Hex Keys commonly referred to as Allen Keys are hand tools found in any toolbox or household. Their primary purpose is to loosen or tighten hexagonal head fasteners. They are available as a singular key piece or as a Key Set with different lengths. RS Components offer a huge range of the most popular brands such as; Bahco, Facom, Gedore, Wera, Weller, Wiha Tools, Stanley and RS PRO with large stock quantities..


Get the right Hex Key!


Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a Tradesperson it is very important to have the right Hex Key. Our extensive range has been chosen to meet all your solution needs from L-Shaped Hex Keys to specialist VDE approved Hex Keys..


Hex Key Types


L-Shaped: The most common type of Hex Key that has the same size head on each end, allowing the key to be used in either orientation. The longer arm allows greater leverage and more torque, whereas the shorter arm allows better access into confined spaces with restricted access.


T-Handle: Designed with a more comfortable, ergonomic handle so that it is easier to use a higher amount of torque on stubborn fasteners. Some T-shaped keys have a secondary Hex Key integrated into the handle, allowing easier access.


Straight: Designed for better torque transfer and more in the mould of a screwdriver. They are ergonomic, contoured to fit your hand and offer improved control and more comfort.


Folding Hex: Folding Hex Key Sets are a handy way to keep differing Allen Key sizes all in one place. The Hex Keys fold-up neatly into a handle, fit comfortably in your hand and stored easily in a pocket or pouch. Convenient and versatile, ideal for on-the-go applications.


Material



  • Chrome Vanadium Steel

  • Alloy Steel


Measurement



  • Metric (mm)

  • Imperial (inches)


What are the most common types?


 



  • Hexagon

  • Hex-Plus

  • Ball End


 


What are the advantages of Hex-Plus?


A Hex-Plus profile offers a larger contact surface within the fastener head, reducing the notching effects and risk of damaging the fastener recess.


What is the advantage of a Ball End Hex Key?


The ball end on a hexagon key allows it to be inserted smoothly into a socket head. This ability to slide in allows for easier blind insertion, allowing you to more effectively feel the keys way into the socket more easily. As such, for difficult to access sockets, ball end hex keys are preferable.


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Description Price Imperial or Metric Number of Pieces Shape Hex Key Size Short or Long Arm Material Finish Hex Key Type Non Sparking Height Safe VDE/1000V Approved
RS Stock No. 541-7324
BrandRS PRO
MYR260.30
Each
units
- 33 L 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0 mm, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/15 in, 5/32 in, 5/64in Long - - Ball End, Hex Wrench - - -
RS Stock No. 542-3509
BrandRS PRO
MYR164.73
Each
units
Metric 15 L 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm, 5.5 mm, 6.0 mm, 7.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 9.0 mm, 10.0mm Long S2 Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 537-782
BrandRS PRO
MYR73.37
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 10 L 1/16 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1/16 in, 3/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 7/32in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 537-748
BrandRS PRO
MYR36.98
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 10 L 1.5mm Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 537-732
BrandRS PRO
MYR36.10
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 10 L 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1/16 in, 3/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 7/32in Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 449-9606
BrandRS PRO
MYR31.59
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 734-905
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.224
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Metric 1 L 3mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 537-811
BrandRS PRO
MYR176.50
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 10 T 2.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 542-3515
BrandRS PRO
MYR138.59
Each
units
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm - S2 Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 537-805
BrandRS PRO
MYR175.51
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 10 T 1/4in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 735-100
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.15
Each
units
Metric 1 L 5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 537-827
BrandRS PRO
MYR58.42
Each
units
Metric 25 L 1.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 450-1002
BrandRS PRO
MYR23.95
Each
units
Metric 8 L 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm, 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 247-9981
BrandRS PRO
MYR145.29
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 10 T 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 7/32 in, 7/64 in, 9/64in Long Chrome Nickel Alloy - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 199-5195
BrandRS PRO
MYR220.15
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 18 L 0.028 in, 0.035 in, 0.05 in, 1/16 in, 1/2 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 5/8 in, 7/32 in, 7/64 in, 9/16 in, 9/64in Short Chrome Nickel Alloy - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5773
BrandRS PRO
MYR144.35
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5913
BrandRS PRO
MYR199.52
Each
units
Metric 15 L, T 9mm Long Steel - Ball End, Hex Screwdriver - - -
RS Stock No. 199-5202
BrandRS PRO
MYR231.48
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 15 L 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm, 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 17mm Short Chrome Nickel Alloy - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 449-9612
BrandRS PRO
MYR116.16
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 12 L 0.5 in, 1/16 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/64 in, 7/32in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 499-2414
BrandRS PRO
MYR56.49
Each
units
Metric 1 L 14mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
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