Spanners

Spanners are one of the most common hand tools found in any tool bag, box or kit and are used for fastening and loosening nuts or bolt heads with a hexagonal shape. They are typically made from hardened chrome vanadium steel or beryllium copper, and the most common types can comprise of a ring-style spanner on one end and an open jaw spanner on the other (a combination spanner), or two open jaw ends (an open-ended spanner).

The ring end recess, if present, is generally a six-point or twelve-point opening and sometimes offers a ratchet mechanism that helps apply maximum force with minimal user effort. This will most likely match the size of the open jaw end, but always check each tool. The open jaw is typically offset by 15 degrees to allow for a greater freedom of movement during operation, which also allows a higher torque force to be applied to help turn the chosen fastening.

Spanners are available in a variety of metric (mm) and imperial (in) sizes to allow for greater functionality across a wider range of applications. Our range includes products from leading brands such as Bahco, Facom, Ega-Master, Stanley, Wera & RS PRO.

How do spanners work?

In the case of open jaw spanners, these tools work by holding the opposite sides of a nut or bolt to channel the physical movement of the user, applying torque force to the fastening so that it can be turned. The same rules apply to ring-style spanners, the only difference being that the ring fully encases the fastening rather than applying force to opposite sides. Depending on the material they are made from, spanners can often withstand large amounts of torque being applied to stubborn fasteners.

Type of spanners

  • C Spanners - Also known as hook spanners, these are high-quality tools designed to loosen retaining rings and adjusting chains. View our range of C Spanners here.
  • Combination Spanners - A combination spanner will have the open jaw spanner on one end and the ring-style spanner on the other. View our range of Hook Spanners here.
  • Hook Spanners - These tools have one or several pins or 'hooks' that are designed to drive spanner-head screws, threaded collars and retainer rings, shafts, and so on.
  • Open Ended Spanners - As the name suggests, these tools have an open jaw at each end, however they often differ in size.
  • Ratchet Spanners - Ratchet spanners allow the angle of the tool to be adjusted by the user without removing it from the fastening. Also known as socket wrenches: view our range in our socket wrenches section.
  • Ring Spanners - Ring-style spanners have enclosed openings to grip the complete fastening rather than just opposite sides. Double ended ring spanners often have offset handles to improve access to nuts and bolts.

Who uses spanners?

Spanners are used across many industries, including:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Network Engineers
  • DIY Enthusiasts

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Description Price Spanner Type Imperial Size Imperial or Metric Metric Size Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Double Ended Material Height Safe Offset Finish Non Sparking Size Type
RS Stock No. 609-9416
Mfr. Part No.111M-13
BrandBahco
HK$73.18
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Combination Spanner - Metric 13mm 169 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 13 mm -
RS Stock No. 609-9309
Mfr. Part No.6M-6-7
BrandBahco
HK$42.95
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 6 mm, 7mm 122 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 6 x 7 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-9030
Mfr. Part No.894M-60
BrandBahco
HK$473.34
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 60mm 492 mm - No Alloy Steel - - Gunmetal - 60 mm -
RS Stock No. 177-999
Mfr. Part No.FR28SWEU
HK$354.74
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- - - - 203 mm - - - - - - - 1 in -
RS Stock No. 476-107
Mfr. Part No.440.10
BrandFacom
HK$68.23
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Combination Spanner - Metric 10mm 145 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Satin Chrome - 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8692
Mfr. Part No.1952M-14
BrandBahco
HK$135.40
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Combination Spanner - Metric 14mm 185 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 14 mm -
RS Stock No. 609-9551
Mfr. Part No.1952M-16
BrandBahco
HK$169.21
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Combination Spanner - Metric 16mm 205 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 16 mm -
RS Stock No. 495-3532
BrandRS PRO
HK$87.52
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Combination Spanner - Metric 19mm 250 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 19 mm -
RS Stock No. 495-3677
BrandRS PRO
HK$35.28
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Combination Spanner - Metric 8mm 136 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 8 mm -
RS Stock No. 487-208
BrandRS PRO
HK$80.00
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 8mm 136 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 8 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8523
Mfr. Part No.111M-25
BrandBahco
HK$187.61
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Combination Spanner - Metric 25mm 290 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 25 mm -
RS Stock No. 611-1588
Mfr. Part No.111M-10
BrandBahco
HK$64.14
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Combination Spanner - Metric 10mm 144 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 381-4420
Mfr. Part No.4-87-990
BrandStanley
HK$187.82
1 Lot of 1
Lot(s)
- - - - 265 mm - - - - - Phosphate - 17 → 24 mm -
RS Stock No. 487-038
BrandRS PRO
HK$127.24
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 17mm 233 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 17 mm -
RS Stock No. 772-2870
Mfr. Part No.9107
BrandGearWrench
HK$165.12
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 7mm 5.236 in - Yes Chrome - - Polished - 7 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8513
Mfr. Part No.111M-15
BrandBahco
HK$84.31
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Combination Spanner - Metric 15mm 185 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 15 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8756
Mfr. Part No.1952M-55
BrandBahco
HK$2,004.38
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Combination Spanner - Metric 55mm 570 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 55 mm -
RS Stock No. 774-6725
Mfr. Part No.073277
BrandWera
HK$240.94
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 17mm 224 mm - Yes Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - Nickel Chrome Plated - 17 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8541
Mfr. Part No.111M-36
BrandBahco
HK$679.17
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Combination Spanner - Metric 36mm 410 mm - Yes Alloy Steel - - Chrome - 36 mm -
RS Stock No. 717-8100
Mfr. Part No.7444SG-M-36
BrandBahco
HK$504.11
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Slogging Spanner - Metric 36mm 205 mm - No Steel - - Steel Grey - 36 mm -