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Balldrivers / Hex Keys


  • Wide Range of Tools and Convenient Tool Holders Available
  • Essential Balldrivers and Hex Keys for Everyday Use
  • Quality Products for Long Life and Reliable Operation

CCHK

Color-Coded Hex Key Kit

HKTS-9/64

Hex Key Thumbscrews

TC2

Balldriver and Hex Key Kit

BD-3/16

BD-5ML

Extra Long Balldriver

BT17

Benchtop Organizer with Balldrivers
and Dropper Bottles

HK2A98

Hex Key Kit

HK316NM

Non-Magnetic, Titanium Hex Key

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Features

  • Balldrivers and Hex Keys for General Use
  • Non-Magnetic Hex Keys Available
  • Tabletop and Breadboard-Mountable Organizers
  • Color-Coded and Thumbscrew Hex Keys
  • Interchangeable Balldriver Set

Thorlabs offers a wide range of general laboratory tools and tool holders to make the construction of an optomechanical assembly as quick and effortless as possible.

For information on compatible balldrivers/hex keys and various types of screws, please see the Hex Key Compatibility tab.

Imperial Hex Key Compatibility
Balldriver
(Hex Key)
Size
Compatible Screw Barrels
Cap Button Head Flat Head Setscrew Low-Profile Cap
0.028" - - - #0 -
0.035" - #0 #0 - -
0.050" #0 #1, #2 #1, #2 #3, #4 #4
1/16" #1 #3, #4 #3, #4 #5, #6 #5, #6
5/64" #2, #3 #5, #6 #5, #6 #8 #8
3/32" #4, #5 #8 #8 #10 #10
7/64" #6 - #10 - -
1/8" - #10 - 1/4" 1/4"
9/64" #8 - 1/4" - -
5/32" #10 1/4" 5/16" 5/16" 5/16"
3/16" 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 3/8" 3/8"
7/32" - 3/8" 7/16" 7/16" 7/16"
Metric Hex Key Compatibility
Balldriver
(Hex Key)
Size
Compatible Screw Barrels
Cap Button Head Flat Head Setscrew Low-Profile Cap
1.3 mm M1.4 - - M2.5 -
1.5 mm M1.6, M2 - - M3 -
2 mm M2.5 M3 M3 M4 -
2.5 mm M1, M3 M2.5 M1.469 M5 -
3 mm M4 M5 M5 M6 M4
4 mm M5 M6 M6 M8 M5
5 mm M6 M8 M8 M10 M6
6 mm M8 M10 M10 M12 M8
8 mm M10 M12 M12 M14, M16 M10
10 mm M12 M14, M16 M14, M16 M18, M20 M12
12 mm M14 M18, M20 M18, M20 M22, M24 M14
14 mm M16, M18 M22, M24 M22, M24 - M16
Interchangeable Hex Key Sizes
Imperial Metric
0.050" 1.3 mm
5/64" 2 mm
5/32" 4 mm
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CO2-Equivalent
Reductiona
TC2 12.60% 36.20 kg

Smart Pack

  • Reduce Weight of Packaging Materials
  • Increase Usage of Recyclable Packing Materials
  • Improve Packing Integrity
  • Decrease Shipping Costs

Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at waste minimization while still maintaining adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing packaging design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly packaging materials for our customers when possible, this initiative seeks to improve the environmental impact of our product packaging. Products listed above are now shipped in re-engineered packaging that minimizes the weight and the use of non-recyclable materials.b As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered packages with our Smart Pack logo.

  • Travel-based emissions reduction calculations are estimated based on the total weight reduction of packaging materials used for all of 2013’s product sales, traveling 1,000 miles on an airplane, to provide general understanding of the impact of packaging material reduction. Calculations were made using the EPA’s shipping emissions values for different modes of transport.
  • Some Smart Pack products may show a negative weight reduction percentage as the substitution of greener packaging materials, such as the Greenwrap, at times slightly increases the weight of the product packaging.

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Posted Comments:
Poster:rbjaculbia
Posted Date:2017-03-14 10:06:43.183
Hi, Do you offer non-magnetic allen wrench / ball drivers? Thanks!
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2017-03-15 08:58:24.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. While we don't currently offer any non-magnetic ball drivers or allen wrenches, I can reach out to you directly about where to find them.
Poster:nherrick
Posted Date:2015-08-27 08:54:02.73
People are always losing and stealing my ball drivers! Would it be possible to order ball drivers individually, as opposed to by-the-set? The M1.5 seems to be particularly coveted by thieves. (I could buy from another source, but then they wouldn't match your set. I even tried the manufacturer's website, but to no avail.)
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2015-09-25 05:44:34.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Unfortunately we don't sell the individual ball drivers as it is not cost effective for the user. You may have to consider the BD-KIT/M: http://www.thorlabs.com/thorproduct.cfm?partnumber=BD-KIT/M
Poster:spv1985
Posted Date:2013-12-17 07:26:41.28
Hi, This is a constant user of THORLABS(c) mechanichs speaking. A lot of times i have regreted about a lack of T-shaped hex ball screw-drivers, that I have seen in hands of COHERENT field engineers, cause usual screw-drivers are not suitable for a strong tightening in difficult high-density schemes. I would like to see them in the product catalogue of THORLABS, so i could buy it. Best wishes. Pavel
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2013-12-17 09:08:44.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We will start carrying these in early 2014 as our regular stock items. We can send you a free sample once we have these in stock.
Poster:tcohen
Posted Date:2012-09-13 13:12:00.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: The current design is made to be compatible with the standard 2” edge spacing found on our optical tables ends and breadboards without being inconveniently large on smaller breadboards. The edge spacing on optical table sides can vary beyond 2.5”. Based on your feedback we are reviewing this design to see if changes would make this product more convenient.
Poster:
Posted Date:2012-09-11 17:34:47.0
The TC4 does not fit on your optical tables. It can be attached to the ends but when attached to the sides of the table the holes for the ball drivers interfere with the table top. The slots need to extend another 0.5".
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2012-08-29 10:31:00.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Thank you very much for your feedback. I have posted this idea in our internal forum and we will look into this.
Poster:
Posted Date:2012-08-29 03:51:08.0
product suggestion: color-coded ball-driver sets. have the handles in different colors for size, with another colored ring for metric/imperial.
Poster:
Posted Date:2011-11-28 17:19:59.0
A response from Tyler at Thorlabs: Thorlabs doesn't currently sell a torque wrench but we can send you a few links to torque wrenches that we use internally. Also we can discuss with you ways to achieve the stability that you are looking for.
Poster:landry.huet
Posted Date:2011-11-28 09:50:55.0
Dear Sir, Given the complexity of my optomechanical setup, I need all my apparatus to be as tight as possible. Trying to achieve this, however, I destroyed several screws, post and post holders. Do you sell torque wrenches, or would you recommand any hex torque wrenches to use with your products, to maximize tightening while avoiding destruction of screws and threads ? Thank you very much. Best regards.
Poster:bdada
Posted Date:2011-11-08 18:41:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for participating in our Feedback Forum. We appreciate your input in our product design and we will ask our production team to consider it.
Poster:
Posted Date:2011-11-08 11:38:46.0
There seems to be room for a second 3/16" ball driver near the mounting slots, as well as 2 more 5/64" drivers near the current one. Having these extra parking spaces would be great, no need to fill them when selling the complete kit, just give us more parking.
Poster:bdada
Posted Date:2011-07-15 19:07:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. I will pass on your idea to our production team. As a short term solution, I could send you another BD-KIT, or I could send you the HK050, which is a 10 pack of the 0.05” hex key. If a hex key is not convenient for you, you could purchase the ball driver from a hardware store.
Poster:atkinsond
Posted Date:2011-07-15 12:36:40.0
It would be great if you sold the 0.050 balldrivers separately. They are so fine that they break often and we now have about three sets without the little guy.
Poster:jjurado
Posted Date:2011-07-08 13:09:00.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to iain: thank you very much for contacting us. The required hex key size for the 4-40 screws used to secure the ER rods is 0.05". We offer this size ball driver as part of the TC2 ball driver and hex key kit and the BD-KIT, and we also sell a pack of 10 hex keys of this size (HK050).
Poster:iain
Posted Date:2011-07-08 06:02:11.0
Which size of hex key is required to do up the #4-40 setscrews in the end of Thorlabs 30 mm cage rods such as the ER1? I used to have a ball driver lying around in the lab which was really handy to have around when working with cage system components. Do you sell a ball driver for these tiny setscrews?
Poster:jjurado
Posted Date:2011-05-17 13:53:00.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to bpatterson: Thank you very much for contacting us. We might be able to offer certain hex key and ball drivers sizes individually. I will contact you directly to get your requirements.
Poster:bpatterson
Posted Date:2011-05-16 18:46:02.0
You only have certain sizes of individual ball drivers listed. Can I purchase any size individually?
Poster:apalmentieri
Posted Date:2010-02-17 17:17:11.0
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Rziegler: I agree that this type of modification would be a good idea. I too have had issues with these holders when using them on a crowded table. I will pass this along to our engineer department as a customer inspired idea. A short term fix for this problem may be to clamp the TC2 to the table using a few CL5.
Poster:rziegler
Posted Date:2010-02-17 14:54:19.0
Im assuming the base is weighted. Any thoughts on making it magnetic? This would help keep it from being pushed off a crowded table...
Poster:Laurie
Posted Date:2008-03-18 10:23:33.0
Respnse from Laurie at Thorlabs to rwilliams: The stands can be purchased separately, but a special order needs to be requested through our tech support department. Please call them at 973-300-3000 and ask to speak to an applications engineer. Thank you for your interest in these organizational items.
Poster:rwilliams
Posted Date:2008-03-11 14:56:28.0
Can I get the stand only for TC2 and BT17? I have lots of the tools already that I need to organize. Id be looking for 3 copies of each. regards, Rich
Poster:technicalmarketing
Posted Date:2008-03-04 08:17:57.0
The 3/16" balldriver has been added back to BD-KIT
Poster:acable
Posted Date:2008-01-18 15:28:07.0
The BD-KIT had contained a 3/16" balldriver, please add it back to the package even though the supplier doesnt ship their kits that way.

Balldriver & Wrench Kits

TC2 Imperial Balldriver and Hex Key Kit
Balldrivers Hex Keys
0.050" 3/32" 9/64" 0.028" 1/16" 7/64" 5/32"
1/16" 7/64" 5/32" 0.035" 5/64" 1/8" 3/16"
5/64" 1/8" 3/16" 0.050" 3/32" 9/64" -
TC3/M Metric Balldriver and Hex Key Kit
Balldrivers Hex Keys
1.5 mm 3 mm 0.7 mm 1.5 mm 3 mm
2 mm 4 mm 0.9 mm 2 mm 4 mm
2.5 mm 5 mm 1.3 mm 2.5 mm 5 mm
  • Facilitates Organization
  • Available in Imperial and Metric Sizes
  • Convenient Stand Included

This balldriver tool kit, available in both imperial and metric sizes, offers a wide range of the most commonly used balldriver and hex key sizes and houses them in a convenient stand. The stand is precision-machined and labeled with a discrete location for each balldriver and hex key. The wide base (IB3) provides stability and easy placement anywhere in the lab.

Imperial balldrivers have a yellow handle, while metric balldrivers have a red handle. All balldrivers have a high-strength steel alloy blade.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
TC2 Support Documentation
TC220-Piece Balldriver and Hex Key Kit with Stand, Imperial
$90.25
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
TC3/M Support Documentation
TC3/M15-Piece Balldriver and Hex Key Kit with Stand, Metric
$86.00
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Balldrivers

BD-KIT/M Metric Balldriver Kit
Balldriversa
1.5 mm 3 mm
2 mm 4 mm
2.5 mm 5 mm
  • The BD-KIT/M does not include the BD-1.3M balldriver.
BD-KIT Imperial Balldriver Kit
Balldrivers
0.050" 3/32" 9/64"
1/16" 7/64" 5/32"
5/64" 1/8" 3/16"
  • Available Individually and in Kits
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available
  • Color-Coded to Easily Distinguish Imperial and Metric Parts
  • Extra Long 3/16" and 5 mm Balldrivers Available

Among the most essential general-purpose tools in any optics laboratory, balldrivers are used to secure standard cap screws and setscrews in optomechanical assemblies. Balldrivers can be purchased individually or in kits. See the tables to the right for the balldrivers included with each kit.

Unlike standard hex wrenches, the unique hex ball design of the balldriver tips allows them to operate at angles, which is ideal for tightening or loosening screws in hard-to-reach places. Imperial balldrivers have a yellow handle, while metric balldrivers have a red handle. All balldrivers have a high-strength steel alloy blade. The BD-3/16L and BD-5ML have an extra long 8" (20.3 cm) shaft with an overall length of 11" (27.9 cm), including the handle.

The BD-1.3M is labeled as a 1.27 mm balldriver. Please note that the industry standard is to round 1.27 mm hex measurements to 1.3 mm, and thus the BD-1.3M is compatible with all 1.3 mm hex components. For compatibility information between other balldrivers/hex keys and screws, see the Hex Key Compatibility tab above.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
BD-050 Support Documentation
BD-0500.050" Balldriver for 4-40 Setscrews
$2.94
Today
BD-1/16 Support Documentation
BD-1/161/16" Balldriver for 6-32 Setscrews
$3.42
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BD-5/64 Support Documentation
BD-5/64Customer Inspired!5/64" Balldriver for 8-32 Setscrews
$3.54
Today
BD-3/32 Support Documentation
BD-3/323/32" Balldriver for 4-40 Cap Screws
$3.79
Today
BD-7/64 Support Documentation
BD-7/647/64" Balldriver for 6-32 Cap Screws
$3.98
Today
BD-1/8 Support Documentation
BD-1/81/8" Balldriver for 1/4"-20 Setscrews
$4.18
Today
BD-9/64 Support Documentation
BD-9/649/64" Balldriver for 8-32 Cap Screws
$4.32
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BD-5/32 Support Documentation
BD-5/325/32" Balldriver for 10-32 Cap Screws
$4.56
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BD-3/16 Support Documentation
BD-3/16Customer Inspired!3/16" Balldriver for 1/4"-20 Cap Screws
$5.25
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BD-3/16L Support Documentation
BD-3/16LCustomer Inspired!3/16" Balldriver for 1/4"-20 Cap Screws, Extra Long
$7.35
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BD-KIT Support Documentation
BD-KITCustomer Inspired!Balldriver 9-Piece Kit (0.050", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", and 3/16")
$27.50
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
BD-1.3M Support Documentation
BD-1.3M1.27 mm (1.3 mm) Balldriver for M2.5 Setscrews
$3.06
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BD-1.5M Support Documentation
BD-1.5M1.5 mm Balldriver for M3 Setscrews
$3.65
Today
BD-2M Support Documentation
BD-2M2 mm Balldriver for M4 Setscrews
$3.83
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BD-2.5M Support Documentation
BD-2.5M2.5 mm Balldriver for M3 Cap Screws
$3.99
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BD-3M Support Documentation
BD-3M3 mm Balldriver for M4 Cap Screws and M6 Setscrews
$4.29
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BD-4M Support Documentation
BD-4M4 mm Balldriver for M5 Cap Screws
$4.72
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BD-5M Support Documentation
BD-5MCustomer Inspired!5 mm Balldriver for M6 Cap Screws
$5.80
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BD-5ML Support Documentation
BD-5MLCustomer Inspired!5 mm Balldriver for M6 Cap Screws, Extra Long
$8.40
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BD-KIT/M Support Documentation
BD-KIT/MCustomer Inspired!Metric Balldriver Kit (1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm)
$27.50
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Benchtop Organizer with Balldrivers and Dropper Bottles

BT17/M Metric Organizer Kit
Balldrivers
1.5 mm 3 mm
2 mm 4 mm
2.5 mm 5 mm
Two Non-Reactive Plastic Dropper Bottles
BT17 Imperial Organizer Kit
Balldrivers
0.050" 3/32" 9/64"
1/16" 7/64" 5/32"
5/64" 1/8" 3/16"
Two Non-Reactive Plastic Dropper Bottles
  • Benchtop and Table Organizer
  • Includes a Full Set of Balldrivers
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available
  • Stores Cleaning Supplies & Dropper Bottles (Chemicals Not Included)
  • Storage and Protection of Post-Mounted Components

This benchtop and table organizer saves time and protects mounted optics by providing a temporary storage area on an optical table. Each organizer comes with imperial or metric hex balldrivers as well as two non-reactive plastic dropper bottles with acetone and methanol labels (chemicals not included).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
BT17 Support Documentation
BT17Benchtop Organizer with Balldriver Set and Dropper Bottles, Imperial
$133.00
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
BT17/M Support Documentation
BT17/MBenchtop Organizer with Balldriver Set and Dropper Bottles, Metric
$133.00
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Breadboard Mountable Tool Caddy

TC4/M Metric Tool Caddy Kit
Balldrivers & Hex Keys
1.5 mm 3 mm
2 mm 4 mm
2.5 mm 5 mm
TC4 Imperial Tool Caddy Kit
Balldrivers & Hex Keys
0.050" 3/32" 9/64"
1/16" 7/64" 5/32"
5/64" 1/8" 3/16"
  • Organizer Bolts Directly to Optical Table
  • Includes Complete Set of Balldrivers and Hex Keys
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available

The TC4 Tool Caddy is a great balldriver kit organizer that offers a convenient storage area and bolts directly to an optical table. The caddy includes balldrivers and hex wrenches in the sizes listed in the table to the right. Imperial balldrivers have a yellow handle, while metric balldrivers have a red handle. All balldrivers have a high-strength steel alloy blade.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
TC4 Support Documentation
TC4Breadboard Mountable Balldriver and Tool Caddy Kit, Imperial
$72.00
Today
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
TC4/M Support Documentation
TC4/MBreadboard Mountable Balldriver and Tool Caddy Kit, Metric
$66.75
Today

Interchangeable Balldriver Set

Use one bit to push another bit out of the handle.
Balldriver Bits
MBD Set MBD/M Set
5/64" 2 mm
3/32" 2.5 mm
7/64" 3 mm
1/8" 4 mm
9/64" 5 mm
5/32" 6 mm
3/16" -
  • Various Interchangeable Bits Stored in Handle
  • Easily Swap Bit Sizes
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available

These Interchangeable Balldriver Sets are 8" (20.3 cm) long from the tip of the bit to the end of the handle and have 3" (7.5 cm) long steel alloy bits. The bit selection in each set was specially chosen to fit the most common hex sizes used in Thorlabs' products. Unlike standard hex wrenches, the unique hex ball design of the balldriver tip allows it to operate at angles, which is ideal for hard-to-reach places.

The MBD set contains seven interchangeable bits (see the table to the right). Six of these bits are stored securely in the yellow handle, while the seventh is pre-inserted into the main shaft, ready for use. The MBD/M set contains six interchangeable bits, which should not be stored in the red handle at the same time. One bit should always be kept in the shaft so that the others can be removed with ease.

To change a bit, firmly pull the bit out of the shaft. Insert the top of the bit that was just removed into the hole on the bottom of the handle that houses the bit you would like to use next. Tightly grip the handle and push the old bit into the hole, which will cause the new bit to come out of a hole located at the base of the shaft, as indicated in the video to the right. Pull out the new bit, and slide the old one the rest of the way in.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
MBD Support Documentation
MBDInterchangeable Balldriver Set, Imperial
$34.00
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
MBD/M Support Documentation
MBD/MInterchangeable Balldriver Set, Metric
$34.00
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Non-Magnetic Hex Keys


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Each key is engraved with its hex size.
  • Non-Magnetic, Titanium Hex Keys
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Rounded for Easy Gripping
  • Sold Individually
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available

Thorlabs’ Non-Magnetic Hex Keys are offered in nine imperial sizes from 0.050” to 3/16” and six metric sizes from 1.5 mm to 5.0 mm. Made of titanium and resistant to corrosion, these hex keys are suitable for a range of applications in which interference from magnetic tools is undesired.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
HK050NM Support Documentation
HK050NMCustomer Inspired!0.050" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK116NM Support Documentation
HK116NMCustomer Inspired!1/16" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK564NM Support Documentation
HK564NMCustomer Inspired!5/64" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK332NM Support Documentation
HK332NMCustomer Inspired!3/32" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK764NM Support Documentation
HK764NMCustomer Inspired!7/64" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK18NM Support Documentation
HK18NMCustomer Inspired!1/8" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$44.00
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HK964NM Support Documentation
HK964NMCustomer Inspired!9/64" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$51.00
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HK532NM Support Documentation
HK532NMCustomer Inspired!5/32" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$51.00
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HK316NM Support Documentation
HK316NMCustomer Inspired!3/16" Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$58.00
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
HKM15NM Support Documentation
HKM15NMCustomer Inspired!1.5 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$47.00
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HKM20NM Support Documentation
HKM20NMCustomer Inspired!2.0 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$47.00
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HKM25NM Support Documentation
HKM25NMCustomer Inspired!2.5 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$50.00
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HKM30NM Support Documentation
HKM30NMCustomer Inspired!3.0 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$50.00
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HKM40NM Support Documentation
HKM40NMCustomer Inspired!4.0 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$51.00
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HKM50NM Support Documentation
HKM50NMCustomer Inspired!5.0 mm Non-Magnetic Hex Key
$58.00
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Color-Coded Hex Key Set

  • Color Coded for Easily Distinguishable Sizes
  • Exposed Ends for Usual Hex Key Fit
  • 90º Bend, Black Oxide Finish
  • Engraved Holder Included
  • Imperial and Metric Options Available
CCHK Imperial Hex Key Set
Color Red Yellow Teal Purple Orange Green Blue Pink Light Green Light Blue Light Orange
Hex Key Size 3/16" 5/32" 9/64" 1/8" 7/64" 3/32" 5/64" 1/16" 0.050" 0.035" 0.028"
CCHK/M Metric Hex Key Set
Color Green Teal Light Blue Red Yellow Purple Orange Blue Pink
Hex Key Size 5 mm 4 mm 3 mm 2.5 mm 2 mm 1.5 mm 1.3 mm 0.9 mm 0.7 mm
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
CCHK Support Documentation
CCHK11-Piece Color-Coded Hex Key Set, Imperial
$23.00
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+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Metric Price Available / Ships
CCHK/M Support Documentation
CCHK/M9-Piece Color-Coded Hex Key Set, Metric
$23.00
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Hex Key Thumbscrews


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POLARIS-K1-2AH with
HKTS-5/64 Thumbscrew

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HKTS-3/16 with 1/4"-20 Cap Screw and UPH2 Post Holder

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CP02 Cage Plate with HKTS-050 Hex Key Thumbscrews
  • For Convenient Adjustment of Hex-Driven Actuators and Quick Component Assembly
  • Available in Popular Imperial and Metric Sizes
  • Red Anodized Adjustment Knob with Engraved Hex Size
  • Replaceable Hex Tip
  • Sold in Packs of 4

Hex Key Thumbscrews allow for quick, low-profile adjustment of hex-driven actuators, cap screws, and setscrews. Unlike balldrivers, they can be left in the screw's hex socket between adjustments for convenience.

The 5/64" size is especially useful for adjusting our hex-driven kinematic mounts (see photo to the right). In addition, this size is fully compatible with M2 hex sockets.

An 8-32 setscrew (5/64" [2.0 mm] hex) secures the replaceable hex bit, which can be reversed if the tip is stripped. Contact Tech Support to order replacement hex key bits.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Imperial Price Available / Ships
HKTS-050 Support Documentation
HKTS-050Customer Inspired!0.050" Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-1/8 Support Documentation
HKTS-1/8Customer Inspired!1/8" Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-9/64 Support Documentation
HKTS-9/64Customer Inspired!9/64" Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-3/16 Support Documentation
HKTS-3/16Customer Inspired!3/16" Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-5/64 Support Documentation
HKTS-5/64Customer Inspired!5/64" (2 mm) Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-3M Support Documentation
HKTS-3MCustomer Inspired!3 mm Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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HKTS-5M Support Documentation
HKTS-5MCustomer Inspired!5 mm Hex Key Thumbscrew, 4 Pack
$23.00
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Hex Key Kit

HK2B88 Metric Hex Key Kit
Item Approx. Qty. Item Approx. Qty.
0.7 mm Hex Key 20 2.5 mm Hex Key 20
0.9 mm Hex Key 20 3 mm Hex Key 20
1.3 mm Hex Key 20 4 mm Hex Key 20
1.5 mm Hex Key 20 5 mm Hex Key 20
2 mm Hex Key 20 6 mm Hex Key 10
HK2A98 Imperial Hex Key Kit
Item Approx. Qty. Item Approx. Qty.
0.028" Hex Key 20 7/64" Hex Key 20
0.035" Hex Key 20 1/8" Hex Key 20
0.050" Hex Key (HK050) 20 9/64" Hex Key 20
1/16" Hex Key 20 5/32" Hex Key 20
5/64" Hex Key (564HK) 20 3/16" Hex Key 20
3/32" Hex Key 20 - -
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HK2A98 Support Documentation
HK2A98220-Piece Hex Key Kit, Imperial
$78.25
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HK2B88 Support Documentation
HK2B88190-Piece Hex Key Kit, Metric
$76.25
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1/4" Square Drive Hex Bit Kit

Hex Bit Engraving
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Each Bit is Engraved with Hex Size for Ease of Use

These Hex Driver Bit Kits are compatible with our TD24 and TD75 torque drivers as well as traditional 1/4" socket wrenches. The hex sizes available correspond with many of the hex screws used across our product lines. Each bit is engraved with the hex size as seen in the photo to the right.

Please refer to the engraving on the bit for the appropriate hex size. The sockets have engraved sizes on them that may not match the engraved sizes on the hex bit.

Hex Driver Bit Kit Contents
Imperial Kit 0.050", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", and 3/16"
Metric Kit 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm
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BDSH-KIT Support Documentation
BDSH-KITCustomer Inspired!1/4" Bit Driver Square Drive to Hex Kit, Imperial
$41.00
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BDSH-KIT/M Support Documentation
BDSH-KIT/MCustomer Inspired!1/4" Bit Driver Square Drive to Hex Kit, Metric
$30.75
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Hex Key Packs

  • 10 Packs of Hex Keys
  • Available in 0.050" and 5/64" Sizes

Two of our most commonly used hex key sizes are available in packs of ten. Our 0.050" Hex Keys are primarily used with 4-40 setscrews in our cage plate series, and our 5/64" (2 mm) Hex Keys are used in a wide variety of optomechanical components with 8-32 setscrews. 

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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HK050 Support Documentation
HK050Customer Inspired!0.050" Hex Keys, 10 Pack
$3.17
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564HK Support Documentation
564HK5/64" Hex Keys, 10 Pack
$3.17
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