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 Material Finish VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe Imperial or Metric Hex Key Size Hex Key Type
RS Stock No. 875-8883
Mfr. Part No.022905
BrandWera
$10.32
Each
units
- Straight - - - - - Imperial 5/32in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 614-0823
Mfr. Part No.01174
BrandWiha Tools
$16.11
1 Set
Set(s)
9 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - 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. 538-763
Mfr. Part No.99PS41MMN
$142.04
Each
units
9 - - HCS Nickel Chrome Plated - - Metric 1.3mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 609-607
BrandRS PRO
$0.562
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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5 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 0.89mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 247-9997
BrandRS PRO
$122.91
1 Set
Set(s)
8 T Long Chrome Nickel Alloy Steel - - - Metric 2 in, 2.5 in, 3 in, 4 in, 5 in, 6 in, 8 in, 10 in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 321-0676
Mfr. Part No.22168
BrandWiha Tools
$11.02
Each
units
1 T Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 3mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-100
BrandRS PRO
$4.25
Each
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 876-4948
Mfr. Part No.83S.JP9ALPB
BrandFacom
$76.17
Each
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9 L Long - - - - Metric 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 735-116
BrandRS PRO
$4.73
Each
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 6mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 875-8909
Mfr. Part No.022925
BrandWera
$21.74
Each
units
- Straight - - - - - Metric 8mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 833-5913
BrandRS PRO
$89.40
Each
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15 L, T Long Steel Polished - - Metric 9mm Ball End, Hex Screwdriver
RS Stock No. 185-570
Mfr. Part No.022086
BrandWera
$50.70
Each
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9 L Long - BlackLaser - - Metric 1.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 323-2474
Mfr. Part No.118064
BrandWera
$10.10
Each
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1 Straight Long - Chrome - - Metric 1.3 mm, 3 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 707-3317
Mfr. Part No.00937
BrandWiha Tools
$28.93
Each
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1 T Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 12mm Torx
RS Stock No. 735-150
BrandRS PRO
$1.15
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 1/16in Ball End
RS Stock No. 323-1982
Mfr. Part No.022795
BrandWera
$15.05
Each
units
1 Straight Long - Chrome - - Metric 1.5mm Ball End, Hex Screwdriver
RS Stock No. 642-1835
Mfr. Part No.W-91
BrandHozan
$6.74
Each
units
7 L - - - - - Metric 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.6 mm, 2 mm, 2.4 mm, 3 mm, 3.2 mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 769-1704
Mfr. Part No.84TZSA.4
BrandFacom
$16.49
Each
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1 T Long Silicon Steel Polished Phosphate - - Metric 4mm Ball End, Torx
RS Stock No. 185-895
Mfr. Part No.022087
BrandWera
$60.20
Each
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9 L Long - Chrome - - Metric 1.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 667-3376
Mfr. Part No.82401
$141.21
Each
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5 - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Satin Chrome - - Imperial 1/4 in, 3/16 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 7/32 in Hexagon
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