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. 499-2436
BrandRS PRO
€6.27
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Metric 1 L 12mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 734-933
BrandRS PRO
€3.10
1 Pack of 5
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Metric 1 L 6mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 663-342
BrandRS PRO
€11.23
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 L 1.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 10.0mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 151-1511
BrandRS PRO
€3.14
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Metric 1 T 5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 609-685
BrandRS PRO
€0.70
1 Pack of 5
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Metric 1 L 1.56mm Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5749
BrandRS PRO
€8.94
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Metric 1 T 8mm Long Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - Ball End, Hex Screwdriver - - -
RS Stock No. 151-1507
BrandRS PRO
€14.93
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 13 L 0.5 in, 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, 7/32in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 735-043
BrandRS PRO
€2.48
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Metric 1 L 3/8in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 537-760
BrandRS PRO
€11.45
1 Set
Set(s)
- 9 - 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm, 8mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - - -
RS Stock No. 609-629
BrandRS PRO
€2.32
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Metric 1 L 5.5mm Short Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3644
BrandRS PRO
€7.28
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Metric 1 T 3mm Long, Short Silicon Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 663-358
BrandRS PRO
€11.23
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 9 L 1/4 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1/16 in, 3/8 in, 3/32 in, 5/16 in, 5/64 in, 7/32in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 151-1512
BrandRS PRO
€2.67
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Metric 1 T 2.5mm Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 734-983
BrandRS PRO
€1.64
1 Pack of 5
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Metric 1 L 1/8in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3727
BrandRS PRO
€10.53
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Imperial 9 L 1/16 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 3/16 in, 3/32 in, 3/8 in, 5/16 in, 5/32 in, 5/64in Short Silicon Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-201
BrandRS PRO
€4.53
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
Imperial 1 L 9/64in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Ball End - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3646
BrandRS PRO
€8.41
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Metric 1 T 5mm Long, Short Silicon Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 735-037
BrandRS PRO
€2.11
Each
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Metric 1 L 5/16in Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3645
BrandRS PRO
€7.93
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Metric 1 T 4mm Long, Short Silicon Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
RS Stock No. 192-3643
BrandRS PRO
€6.94
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Metric 1 T 2.5mm Long, Short Silicon Chrome Vanadium Steel - Hexagon - - -
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