Are All Hex Keys Created Equal?
Hex wrenches seem like a pretty straightforward tool, but Gearwrench made some improvements with their line of professional hex keys. These necessary hand tools were designed for the most demanding needs that mechanics and technicians encounter in the shop. The Gearwench hex key lineup includes standard L-keys, folding hex hey sets, and T-handle hex key sets.
What’s the Big Deal?
Standard hex keys can tend to be flimsy and they get banged up pretty easily during use. So, Gearwrench has designed the tools in their hex key lineup using an alloy steel composition for increased strength that resists rotational distortion.
The Gearwrench Hex keys also feature chamfered edges that guide the keys into fasteners more easily. The lineup features standard hex and Torx heads, but some also feature a ball end that gives you 25º access in hard-to-reach areas. Short and long arm options provide the right length and leverage for any space.
The Fold-Up and T-Handle Hex Key Sets offer comfort-grip handles to provide better torque. They’re also easier on your hands. Gearwrench even offers a ratcheting T-Handle Hex Key Set to crank through tasks even faster. Select ball end L-Key styles feature a grip that holds fasteners securely during installation or removal in hard-to-reach areas.
Gearwrench Hex Key Sets
You can find the Gearwench Hex Key Sets at many major tool retailers. We’ve compiled a list of the available options at the present, all of which come with a limited lifetime warranty.
- 83500 – 10-Piece Short Arm SAE Hex Key Set – $4.99
- 83501 – 10-Piece Short Arm Metric Hex Key Set – $4.99
- 83502 – 13-Piece Long Arm SAE Hex Key Set – $8.99
- 83503 – 13-Piece Long Arm Metric Hex Key Set – $9.99
- 83504 – 26-Piece Long Arm SAE/Metric Hex Key Set – $14.99
- 83505 – 26-Piece SAE/Metric Ball End Long Arm Hex Key Set – $18.99
- 83506 – 8-Piece Metric Folding Hex Key Set – $6.99
- 83507 – 8-Piece Tamper Proof Torx Folding Hex Key Set – $9.99
- 83508 – 8-Piece Torx Folding Hex Key Set – $6.99
- 83509 – 9-Piece SAE Folding Hex Key Set – $6.99
- 83510 – 17-Piece SAE/Metric Folding Hex Key Set – $9.99
- 83511 – 17-Piece SAE/Metric Ball End Folding Hex Key Set – $12.99
- 83512 – 25-Piece SAE/Metric/Torx Folding Hex Key Set – $24.99
- 83513 – 17-Piece SAE/Metric Short Arm Folding Hex Key Set – $8.99
- 83514 – 14-Piece SAE/Metric T-Handle Hex Key Set – $24.99
- 83515 – 7-Piece SAE T-Handle Ball End Hex Key Set – $12.99
- 83516 – 7-Piece Metric T-Handle Ball End Hex Key Set – $12.99
- 83518 – 33-Piece Ratcheting T-Handle Hex Key Set
- 83519 – 9-Piece Long Arm Metric Hex Key Set – $4.99
- 83520 – 8-Piece Metric Ball End T-Handle Hex Key Set – $27.99
- 83521 – 9-Piece Metric Ball End Long Arm Hex Key Set – $5.99
- 83522 – 9-Piece Torx Long Arm Hex Key Set – $6.99
- 83523 – 10-Piece SAE Ball End T-Handle Hex Key Set – $29.99
- 83524 – 13-Piece Long Ball End SAE Hex Key Set – $10.99
- 83525 – 13-Piece SAE Magnetic Ball End Long Arm Hex Key Set – $24.99
- 83526 – 22-Piece SAE/Metric Magnetic Ball End Long Arm Hex Key Set – $32.99
- 83527 – 31-Piece Magnetic Long Ball End SAE/Metric/Torx HexKey Set – $44.99