Hex Keys & Sets

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 Number of Pieces Shape Short or Long Arm Non Sparking Material Finish VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe Imperial or Metric Hex Key Size Hex Key Type
RS Stock No. 875-7965
Mfr. Part No.073593
BrandWera
$67.85
Each
units
9 L Long - Alloy Steel BlackLaser - - Metric 4mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 537-782
BrandRS PRO
$23.56
1 Set
Set(s)
10 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 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, 7/32 in Ball End
RS Stock No. 449-9612
BrandRS PRO
$48.48
1 Set
Set(s)
12 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 0.5 in, 1/16 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 7/32 in, 7/64 in, 9/64 in Ball End
RS Stock No. 537-833
BrandRS PRO
$34.35
1 Set
Set(s)
8 L Short - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 735-059
BrandRS PRO
$1.01
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 194-2719
Mfr. Part No.83SH.JP8AU
BrandFacom
$66.08
Each
units
8 L Long - - Brown - - Imperial 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 7/32 in Ball End
RS Stock No. 734-905
BrandRS PRO
$0.63
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 3mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 537-811
BrandRS PRO
$73.63
1 Set
Set(s)
10 T - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 611-1572
Mfr. Part No.01172
BrandWiha Tools
$10.18
Each
units
7 L Short - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 524-3612
Mfr. Part No.U334S6
BrandWiha Tools
$50.80
Each
units
6 T - - - Blackened - - Imperial 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/32 in, 7/64 in, 9/64 in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 707-3282
Mfr. Part No.00904
BrandWiha Tools
$8.29
Each
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1 T Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 2mm Torx
RS Stock No. 794-7726
Mfr. Part No.82H.0.9
BrandFacom
$2.22
Each
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1 L Long - Silicon Steel Phosphate - - Metric 0.9mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 707-3305
Mfr. Part No.00928
BrandWiha Tools
$14.09
Each
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1 T Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 8mm Torx
RS Stock No. 735-071
BrandRS PRO
$1.006
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 876-6672
Mfr. Part No.903T-1
BrandBahco
$153.28
Each
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6 T Long, Short - Steel Chrome - - Metric 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 297-1572
Mfr. Part No.56618G
BrandAllen
$85.68
1 Set
Set(s)
22 L Long - Alloy Steel Blackened - - Metric 1/16 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 3/8 in, 4 mm, 5 mm, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 6 mm, 7/32 in, 7/64 in, 8 mm, 9/64 in, 10 mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 638-8312
Mfr. Part No.022720
BrandWera
$106.02
1 Set
Set(s)
9 L Long - Stainless Steel - - - Metric 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 537-805
BrandRS PRO
$56.99
1 Set
Set(s)
10 T - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 1/4in Ball End
RS Stock No. 323-2452
Mfr. Part No.118062
BrandWera
$12.50
Each
units
1 Straight Long - - Chrome - - Metric 9mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 297-1566
Mfr. Part No.56615G
BrandAllen
$48.80
1 Set
Set(s)
9 L Long - Alloy Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm Ball End
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