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What Are Ball End Hex Keys Used For?

Posted on August 23 2019

A hex key, also known as an Allen key is a simple tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads.

From standard keys in chrome vanadium steel to extra-long with ballpoint heads in chrome molybdenum steel, there are a wide variety to choose from.

 

But what exactly is the purpose of the ball end?

Put simply, ball end hex keys come with one great advantage.

 

Ball end heads are ideal for areas that are hard to reach. 

The ball end makes it easier to slide the key into the receiving slot.

It allows you to reach at an offset 30 degree angle so that you can feel your way to the needed position much faster - great for blind or difficult areas to reach or if the bolt or screw is close to an obstruction on one side.

 

Teng Tools Hex Keys with Ballpoint Heads

  • We stock a wide range of ball point hex keys.
  • Available in sets with metric and imperial sizes, we have different options in terms of content and design.

 

Check out our full range today.

 

 

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