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 Hex Key Size Shape Short or Long Arm Finish Hex Key Type Non Sparking Height Safe Material VDE/1000V Approved
RS Stock No. 450-0037
BrandRS PRO
HK$258.02
Each
units
- 7 T10, T15, T20, T6, T7, T8, T9 - - Gunmetal - - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 875-6694
Mfr. Part No.004650
BrandWera
HK$49.89
Each
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Metric 1 5.5mm Straight - - Hexagon - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 875-8915
Mfr. Part No.023105
BrandWera
HK$40.14
Each
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Metric 1 2mm Straight - - Hexagon - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5773
BrandRS PRO
HK$242.82
1 Set
Set(s)
Metric 9 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 L Long - Ball End - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 707-3291
Mfr. Part No.00906
BrandWiha Tools
HK$32.33
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Metric 1 2.5mm T Long - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 668-5745
BrandRS PRO
HK$53.69
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Metric 1 6mm T Long - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel -
RS Stock No. 609-534
BrandRS PRO
HK$3.844
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Metric 1 5mm L Short - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 755-4122
Mfr. Part No.83H.JP9A
BrandFacom
HK$229.78
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Metric 9 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 L Long - Hexagon - - - -
RS Stock No. 321-0531
Mfr. Part No.20570
BrandWiha Tools
HK$42.10
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Metric 1 5mm L Long - Ball End - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 187-8371
Mfr. Part No.01222
BrandWiha Tools
HK$146.26
Each
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Metric 9 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 L - - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 735-172
BrandRS PRO
HK$6.52
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Imperial 1 3/32in L Long - Ball End - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 450-1002
BrandRS PRO
HK$40.29
Each
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Metric 8 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm, 1.27 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 4.0mm L - - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 734-905
BrandRS PRO
HK$2.942
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Metric 1 3mm L Long - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 187-8387
Mfr. Part No.01418
BrandWiha Tools
HK$258.17
Each
units
Metric 9 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 L - - Ball End - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 493-348
Mfr. Part No.27929
BrandWiha Tools
HK$83.54
Each
units
Metric 1 5mm T Long - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Yes
RS Stock No. 247-9969
BrandRS PRO
HK$359.44
1 Set
Set(s)
Imperial 13 0.05 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, 5/64in L - - Hexagon - - Chrome Nickel Alloy -
RS Stock No. 875-8704
Mfr. Part No.004670
BrandWera
HK$79.77
Each
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Metric 1 12.75mm Straight Long - Hexagon - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 609-540
BrandRS PRO
HK$3.616
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Metric 1 4mm L Short - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
RS Stock No. 755-4125
Mfr. Part No.84TZ.2.5
BrandFacom
HK$40.05
Each
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Metric 1 2.5mm T Long - Hexagon - - Silicon Steel -
RS Stock No. 735-009
BrandRS PRO
HK$6.766
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Metric 1 3/16in L Long - Hexagon - - Chrome Vanadium Steel -
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