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.


Choosing 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.

What Sizes do Hex Keys come in?


  • Metric (mm)

  • Imperial (inches)

What are the most common types of Hex Keys?


  • 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 Hex Key Size Shape Short or Long Arm Finish Hex Key Type Non Sparking Height Safe Material VDE/1000V Approved
RS Stock No. 847-8063
Mfr. Part No.H 42 DKEL-88
BrandGedore
MYR380.49
Each
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Metric 8 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm L - - Ball End - - Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 123-0775
Mfr. Part No.022635
BrandWera
MYR36.72
Each
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Imperial - 7/32in L Long - Ball End - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0760
Mfr. Part No.021075
BrandWera
MYR30.03
Each
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Metric - 12mm L Short - Hexagon - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-1874
Mfr. Part No.133152
BrandWera
MYR9.27
Each
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Metric - 2.5mm L Long, Short - Ball End - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3136
Mfr. Part No.84TZ.8SLS
BrandFacom
MYR83.00
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Metric 1 8mm T Long, Short - Hexagon - Yes Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 191-4012
Mfr. Part No.83SH.5/64
BrandFacom
MYR21.29
Each
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Imperial - 5/64in Double Ended Long - - - - Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 123-0254
Mfr. Part No.71302
BrandEga-Master
MYR661.63
Each
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Metric 1 27mm L Long, Short - Hexagon Yes - Aluminium Bronze -
RS Stock No. 188-3939
Mfr. Part No.116.50
BrandFacom
MYR593.38
Each
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Metric 1 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 794-7830
Mfr. Part No.84TZA.6
BrandFacom
MYR33.82
Each
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Metric 1 6mm T Long - Hexagon - - Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 191-4130
Mfr. Part No.92A.6
BrandFacom
MYR23.18
Each
units
Metric 1 - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 235-2757
Mfr. Part No.83SH.4
BrandFacom
MYR13.44
Each
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Metric 1 4mm L Long - Ball End - - Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 188-6190
Mfr. Part No.HLX19mmL
BrandBondhus
MYR70.91
Each
units
Metric 9 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 L Long - Hexagon - - Steel -
RS Stock No. 910-3105
Mfr. Part No.84TZ.5/16SLS
BrandFacom
MYR83.91
Each
units
Imperial 1 5/16in T Long, Short - Hexagon - Yes Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 198-1738
Mfr. Part No.1474
BrandTeng Tools
MYR112.93
Each
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- 7 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/8 in, 3/16 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 7/32in L - - Hex Wrench - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 123-0187
Mfr. Part No.71295
BrandEga-Master
MYR189.09
Each
units
Metric 1 10mm L Long, Short - Hexagon Yes - Aluminium Bronze -
RS Stock No. 187-6901
Mfr. Part No.SS324-2.5
BrandBahco
MYR23.05
Each
units
Metric 2 2.5mm L Long - Ball End - - Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 910-3114
Mfr. Part No.84TZ.3/8SLS
BrandFacom
MYR88.52
Each
units
Imperial 1 3/8in T Long, Short - Hexagon - Yes Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 187-9435
Mfr. Part No.BLX13
BrandBondhus
MYR156.89
Each
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Imperial 13 0.05 in, 1/16 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, 7/32in L Long - Ball End - - Steel -
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