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. 545-036
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.37
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 8 L 1/16in Short Chrome Nickel Alloy - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 734-927
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.288
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Metric 1 L 5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-172
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.536
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Imperial 1 L 3/32in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 450-1018
BrandRS PRO
MYR18.25
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 8 L 0.28 in, 0.35 in, 0.5 in, 1/16 in, 1/8 in, 3/32 in, 5/32 in, 5/64in - Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 499-2442
BrandRS PRO
MYR103.32
Each
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Metric 1 L 19mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Standard - - -
RS Stock No. 247-9975
BrandRS PRO
MYR209.18
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 10 L 1.3 mm, 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 Nickel Alloy - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 609-663
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.028
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 3/32in Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 734-882
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.876
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 2mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 609-534
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.016
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 5mm Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-059
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.184
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 1.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 735-116
BrandRS PRO
MYR11.23
Each
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Metric 1 L 6mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 663-342
BrandRS PRO
MYR33.91
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-138
BrandRS PRO
MYR21.37
Each
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Metric 1 L 10mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 735-071
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.126
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 2.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 609-584
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.514
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 1.5mm Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-166
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.284
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Imperial 1 L 5/64in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 735-239
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.67
Each
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Metric 1 L 5.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 609-613
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.054
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 L 1/4in Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-194
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.802
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Imperial 1 L 1/8in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 451-8993
BrandRS PRO
MYR57.50
1 Set
Set(s)
- 7 - 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6mm - - Blackened - - - -
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