I must admit that at first I thought an air ratchet was a poor man's impact wrench. I couldn't have been more wrong!
Basically an air ratchet wrench is more powerful version of your trusty handheld socket set. However, after using this air tool a few times, you be tempted to throw that old socket set in the trash. A 3/8" Ingersoll Rand air ratchet wrench is great tool to start with in your collection. You can get this tool into tight places in your car and get those tough nuts loosened. I remember many bloodied knuckles trying get some leverage on my hand held socket set. Those days are over with this air tool. Using an air ratchet wrench is like going from an old handheld screwdriver to an 18v cordless drill. It’s a world of difference and easy to use.
The sockets are just like the ones in your socket set and snap right on to the tool. Just give it a try on your next automotive garage project and you will see the difference. If you really get crazy, try an Ingersoll Rand IR111 Knuckle Saver 3/8 Reactionless Air Ratchet Wrench. This revolutionary Reactionless Ratchet has a unique reactionless mechanism. It makes gearing unnecessary and it absorbs kickback when the nut runs tight. It is one of the fastest ratchets you can buy and delivers up to 50 ft. -lbs. maximum torque
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