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. 487-040
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,198.31
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 22mm 285 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 22 mm -
RS Stock No. 181-806
BrandRS PRO
PHP597.34
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Ratchet Spanner - Metric 11 mm, 12mm - - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Black - 11 mm, 12 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1184
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,154.31
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 12mm 190 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 12 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3703
BrandRS PRO
PHP839.64
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Combination Spanner - Metric 18mm 220 mm - Yes - - - - - 18 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1219
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,871.39
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 20mm 225 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 20 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3700
BrandRS PRO
PHP498.82
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Combination Spanner - Metric 15mm 190 mm - Yes - - - - - 15 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3697
BrandRS PRO
PHP439.36
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Combination Spanner - Metric 12mm 160 mm - Yes - - - - - 12 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1294
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,099.85
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Ring Spanner - Metric 19mm 210 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes Insulated - 19 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3719
BrandRS PRO
PHP293.49
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 5 mm, 5.5mm 110 mm - Yes - - - Matt Chrome - 5 x 5.5 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3695
BrandRS PRO
PHP369.64
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Combination Spanner - Metric 10mm 140 mm - Yes - - - - - 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3691
BrandRS PRO
PHP346.29
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Combination Spanner - Metric 6mm 110 mm - Yes - - - - - 6 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3704
BrandRS PRO
PHP709.53
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Combination Spanner - Metric 19mm 230 mm - Yes - - - - - 19 mm -
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RS Stock No. 197-3790
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,075.76
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- - - - 99 mm No - Chrome Vanadium Steel No - Chrome Plated No - -
RS Stock No. 176-3408
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,241.99
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 13mm 135 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome Plated - 13 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1241
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,195.15
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Open Ended Spanner 5/8in Imperial - 211 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 5/8 in -
RS Stock No. 144-7959
BrandRS PRO
PHP582.68
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Combination Ratchet Spanner - Metric 10mm - - Yes CRV - - - - 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 192-3721
BrandRS PRO
PHP228.44
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Open Ended Spanner - Metric 8 mm, 10mm 145 mm - Yes - - - Matt Chrome - 8 x 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1487
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,244.33
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Ratchet Spanner - Metric 13 mm, 17mm 240 mm Yes Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - 13 x 17 mm -
RS Stock No. 911-1288
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,478.82
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Ring Spanner - Metric 10mm 95 mm Yes No Chrome Vanadium Steel - Yes Insulated - 10 mm -
RS Stock No. 495-3548
BrandRS PRO
PHP662.81
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Combination Spanner - Metric 20mm 260 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Chrome - 20 mm -
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