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 Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 542-3509
BrandRS PRO
£24.44
Each
Units
15 L Long S2 Steel Chrome - - Metric 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm Ball End -
RS Stock No. 537-732
BrandRS PRO
£4.92
1 Set
Set(s)
10 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1/16 in, 3/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64 in, 7/32 in Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 542-3515
BrandRS PRO
£13.92
Each
Units
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. 541-7324
BrandRS PRO
£38.62
Each
Units
33 L Long - - - - - 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 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, Hex Wrench -
RS Stock No. 537-782
BrandRS PRO
£10.00
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. 537-811
BrandRS PRO
£29.11
1 Set
Set(s)
10 T - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2.5mm Ball End -
RS Stock No. 833-5913
BrandRS PRO
£37.78
Each
Units
15 L, T Long Steel Polished - - Metric 9mm Ball End, Hex Screwdriver -
RS Stock No. 449-9606
BrandRS PRO
£11.56
1 Set
Set(s)
9 L - Chrome Vanadium 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 -
RS Stock No. 537-748
BrandRS PRO
£5.04
1 Set
Set(s)
10 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 450-1002
BrandRS PRO
£3.95
Each
Units
8 L - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm, 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 449-9612
BrandRS PRO
£19.16
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. 734-882
BrandRS PRO
£0.13
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 735-100
BrandRS PRO
£1.67
Each
Units
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 5mm Ball End -
RS Stock No. 537-805
BrandRS PRO
£23.92
1 Set
Set(s)
10 T - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 1/4in Ball End -
RS Stock No. 734-911
BrandRS PRO
£0.416
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 4mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 537-827
BrandRS PRO
£17.70
Each
Units
25 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 734-905
BrandRS PRO
£0.256
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 3mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 734-876
BrandRS PRO
£0.156
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 199-5202
BrandRS PRO
£31.22
1 Set
Set(s)
15 L Short Chrome Nickel Alloy Steel - - - Metric 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm, 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 17 mm Hexagon -
RS Stock No. 247-9997
BrandRS PRO
£40.52
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 -
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