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. 199-5195
BrandRS PRO
€37.58
1 Set
Set(s)
18 L Short Chrome Nickel Alloy Steel - - - Imperial 0.028 in, 0.035 in, 0.05 in, 1/16 in, 1/2 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, 5/8 in, 7/32 in, 7/64 in, 9/16 in, 9/64 in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-223
BrandRS PRO
€1.61
Each
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 3/16in Ball End
RS Stock No. 450-3525
BrandRS PRO
€4.12
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1 Straight Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Lacquer - - Metric 4mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 734-933
BrandRS PRO
€2.75
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 6mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-194
BrandRS PRO
€3.82
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 1/8in Ball End
RS Stock No. 735-087
BrandRS PRO
€2.73
1 Pack of 5
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 3mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 609-584
BrandRS PRO
€2.58
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Nickel Plated - - Metric 1.5mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-217
BrandRS PRO
€4.57
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 5/32in Ball End
RS Stock No. 499-2436
BrandRS PRO
€6.77
Each
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1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 12mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-059
BrandRS PRO
€2.47
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 1.5mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 450-1018
BrandRS PRO
€3.46
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. 247-9975
BrandRS PRO
€35.72
1 Set
Set(s)
10 L - Chrome Nickel Alloy Steel - - - Metric 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 734-898
BrandRS PRO
€1.01
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2.5mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-065
BrandRS PRO
€2.68
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 734-999
BrandRS PRO
€1.99
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 5/32in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 735-144
BrandRS PRO
€2.91
1 Pack of 5
Pack(s)
1 L Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Imperial 0.050in Ball End
RS Stock No. 537-833
BrandRS PRO
€15.48
1 Set
Set(s)
8 L Short Chrome Vanadium Steel Blackened - - Metric 2mm Ball End
RS Stock No. 911-1389
BrandRS PRO
€23.91
Each
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- T Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes - Metric 6mm Hexagon
RS Stock No. 151-1518
BrandRS PRO
€2.76
Each
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1 Hex Long Chrome Vanadium Steel Chemical Black (Key Blade), Steel Plated (Holder) - - Imperial 1/8in Hexagon
RS Stock No. 911-1392
BrandRS PRO
€33.77
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units
- T Long Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes - Metric 10mm Hexagon
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