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. 847-8026
Mfr. Part No.2488914
BrandGedore
$17.55
Each
units
1 T - - Vanadium Steel Chrome, Phosphate (Tip) - - Metric 2mm Hexagon
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. 707-3294
Mfr. Part No.00908
BrandWiha Tools
$7.15
Each
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1 T Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 3mm Torx
RS Stock No. 734-955
BrandRS PRO
$5.95
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1 L Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 10mm Hexagon
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. 722-7195
Mfr. Part No.83SHST.JP9A
BrandFacom
$82.72
Each
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9 L - - Stainless Steel - - - 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. 542-3515
BrandRS PRO
$45.22
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9 L - - S2 Steel Mirror - - 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. 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. 609-584
BrandRS PRO
$0.936
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1 L Short - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 1.5mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 450-1018
BrandRS PRO
$7.67
1 Set
Set(s)
8 L - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 0.28 in, 0.35 in, 0.50 in, 1/16 in, 1/8 in, 3/32 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 247-9981
BrandRS PRO
$112.65
1 Set
Set(s)
10 T Long - Chrome Nickel Alloy Steel - - - Metric 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, 9/64 in Hexagon
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. 287-9280
Mfr. Part No.82H.JE10
BrandFacom
$29.45
1 Set
Set(s)
10 L Short - - - - - Metric 1.5 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm Hexagon
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
RS Stock No. 222-2482
Mfr. Part No.07185
BrandWiha Tools
$61.34
Each
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9 L - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Chrome - - 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. 321-0682
Mfr. Part No.22170
BrandWiha Tools
$12.89
Each
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1 T Long - Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 4mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 772-2873
Mfr. Part No.80573
$224.73
Each
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8 Straight Long - Hardened Steel - - - Metric 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 875-8892
Mfr. Part No.022910
BrandWera
$13.21
Each
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- Straight - - - - - - Imperial 3/16in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 876-6676
Mfr. Part No.903T-2
BrandBahco
$150.06
Each
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6 T Long, Short - Steel Chrome - - - T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40 Hexagon
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