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.


Choosing 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.

What Sizes do Hex Keys come in?


  • Metric (mm)

  • Imperial (inches)

What are the most common types of Hex Keys?


  • 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. 638-8312
Mfr. Part No.022720
BrandWera
€28.83
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 L 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 Long Stainless Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 875-7965
Mfr. Part No.073593
BrandWera
€33.13
Each
units
Metric 9 L 4mm Long Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0769
Mfr. Part No.022534
BrandWera
€30.05
Each
units
Metric 7 L 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6mm Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 185-895
Mfr. Part No.022087
BrandWera
€25.01
Each
units
Metric 9 L 1.5mm Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0779
Mfr. Part No.022639
BrandWera
€37.81
Each
units
Imperial 9 L 5/64 in, 3/32 in, 1/8 in, 5/32 in, 3/16 in, 7/32 in, 1/4 in, 5/16 in, 3/8in Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 185-570
Mfr. Part No.022086
BrandWera
€17.50
Each
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Metric 9 L 1.5mm Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 875-6694
Mfr. Part No.004650
BrandWera
€4.69
Each
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Metric 1 Straight 5.5mm - - - Hexagon - - Yes
RS Stock No. 875-7969
Mfr. Part No.073594
BrandWera
€27.70
Each
units
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10mm Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 323-1982
Mfr. Part No.022795
BrandWera
€3.87
Each
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Metric 1 Straight 1.5mm Long - - Ball End, Hex Screwdriver - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0560
Mfr. Part No.021040
BrandWera
€1.10
Each
units
Metric - L 5mm Short - - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 875-9312
Mfr. Part No.118100
BrandWera
€4.42
Each
units
Imperial - Straight 5/64in - - - Ball End, Hex Screwdriver - - -
RS Stock No. 875-7811
Mfr. Part No.022721
BrandWera
€36.38
Each
units
Imperial 9 L 3/32 in, 7/64 in, 1/8 in, 9/64 in, 5/32 in, 3/16 in, 5/16 in, 3/8in Long Stainless Steel - Ball End, Hex Wrench - - -
RS Stock No. 875-8902
Mfr. Part No.022930
BrandWera
€13.48
Each
units
Metric - Straight 9.5mm - - - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 875-9309
Mfr. Part No.118089
BrandWera
€4.98
Each
units
Metric - Straight 1.3mm - - - Ball End, Hex Screwdriver - - -
RS Stock No. 323-2474
Mfr. Part No.118064
BrandWera
€3.31
Each
units
Metric 1 Straight 1.3 mm, 3.0mm Long - - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0770
Mfr. Part No.022630
BrandWera
€3.96
Each
units
- - L 5/64in Long - - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 875-8918
Mfr. Part No.023107
BrandWera
€3.23
Each
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Metric - Straight 2.5mm - - - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 875-6697
Mfr. Part No.004655
BrandWera
€5.20
Each
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Metric 1 Straight 3mm Long - - Hexagon - - Yes
RS Stock No. 775-5640
Mfr. Part No.022702
BrandWera
€3.88
Each
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Metric 1 L 2.5mm Long Stainless Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 123-0774
Mfr. Part No.022634
BrandWera
€4.91
Each
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Imperial - L 3/16in Long - - Ball End - - -