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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Omschrijving Prijs Spanner Type Imperial Size Imperial or Metric Metric Size Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Double Ended Material Height Safe Offset Finish Non Sparking Size
RS-stocknr. 192-3701
FabrikantRS PRO
5,09 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 16mm 200 mm - Yes - - - - - 16 mm
RS-stocknr. 192-3706
FabrikantRS PRO
7,98 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 22mm 260 mm - Yes - - - - - 22 mm
RS-stocknr. 192-3712
FabrikantRS PRO
19,37 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 14mm 193 mm - Yes - - - - - 14 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1326
FabrikantRS PRO
28,96 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ring Spanner - Metric 17mm 229 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Insulated - 17 mm
RS-stocknr. 487-028
FabrikantRS PRO
11,27 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 11mm 168 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 11 mm
RS-stocknr. 487-189
FabrikantRS PRO
16,48 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 8mm 136 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 8 mm
RS-stocknr. 495-3683
FabrikantRS PRO
3,09 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 9mm 149 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 9 mm
RS-stocknr. 192-3697
FabrikantRS PRO
4,23 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 12mm 160 mm - Yes - - - - - 12 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1187
FabrikantRS PRO
17,19 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Open Ended Spanner - Metric 10mm 180 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 10 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1247
FabrikantRS PRO
21,69 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Open Ended Spanner 9/16in Imperial - 196 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 9/16 in
RS-stocknr. 176-3404
FabrikantRS PRO
25,92 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Open Ended Spanner - Metric 22mm 200 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome Plated - 22 mm
RS-stocknr. 487-218
FabrikantRS PRO
24,34 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 17mm 233 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 17 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1180
FabrikantRS PRO
17,55 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Open Ended Spanner - Metric 11mm 183 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 11 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1281
FabrikantRS PRO
27,24 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ring Spanner - Metric 13mm 100 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes Insulated - 13 mm
RS-stocknr. 495-3964
FabrikantRS PRO
27,82 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ring Spanner - Metric 30 mm, 32mm 462 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes Chrome - 30 x 32 mm
RS-stocknr. 192-3704
FabrikantRS PRO
9,04 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 19mm 230 mm - Yes - - - - - 19 mm
RS-stocknr. 495-3627
FabrikantRS PRO
19,21 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Combination Spanner - Metric 32mm 429 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 32 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1496
FabrikantRS PRO
55,66 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ratchet Spanner - Metric 17 mm, 19mm 250 mm Yes Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 17 x 19 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1294
FabrikantRS PRO
35,35 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ring Spanner - Metric 19mm 210 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes Insulated - 19 mm
RS-stocknr. 911-1358
FabrikantRS PRO
30,76 €
Each
Aantal stuks
Ring Spanner 3/4in Imperial - 254 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Insulated - 3/4 in
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