Air Ratchet Wrench
The air ratchet wrench is a handy tool for the installation and extraction of nuts and bolts. Their small size and trigger-operated air power makes them especially useful for work in confined spaces.
Air ratchets come in a range of sizes, lengths and torques. Some newer versions even feature reversible levers and flexible heads to further expedite and ease the removal of nuts and bolts. Others offer contoured handles for firmer grips, insulation and noise-diminishing features.
Air ratchets are mainly designed to deliver speed rather than torque. For users who value torque, an air-powered impact wrench would deliver the best results.
Just like a little force applied to a hammer generates a great impact when it strikes, an impact wrench requires minimal effort to generate a very strong output. This is because this tool stores energy in a rotating mass. When powered, it triggers a motor that delivers the energy with force to the output shaft. The suddenness of the flow results in high torque with minimal effort at the user end.
Impact wrenches are available in every standard socket wrench drive size. Thus, it is advisable that every garage and workshop invest in a versatile, easy-to-use socket set for construction and repair. Usually, these sets are available in two size types: standard and metric. While automobile repair may be conducted with either type, bicycles need metric and made-in-America products need standard socket sets for repair.
The size of connectors in a socket set also varies according to the job at hand. Small ones are perfect for light tasks in confined spaces while larger ones are suitable for bigger jobs that need high torque, like in the case of vehicle repair.
Also, some manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on socket sets, which can prove valuable if the drivers stop ratcheting properly in the future.
Since air-powered air ratchet and impact wrenches serve a range as wide as light product assembly to heavy construction, investing in these tools is a wise decision for any repairperson.