Air ratchet wrenches have become essential elements in every serious toolbox. They combine access and power to make jobs more productive and profitable.
A combination of hand ratchet wrench and air motor, they are used for tightening and loosening threaded fasteners and can be used powered or as a typical hand ratchet in its non-powered mode. Air and cordless ratchet wrenches offer lighter torques than an impact wrench but are used for close quarter work, like dashboard and under hood work, or in situations when too much power can cause damage.
Another major advantage of these air tools is speed. You will find it much quicker when installing or removing fasteners. Air Ratchets are also a “knuckle-saver,” offering much greater access in confined work areas.
Ingersoll Rand’s MAX Series represents our top-of-the-line models of air ratchet wrenches. They live up to their name by delivering:
Air Ratchets are used in a broad range of markets where light disassembly and assembly of products with tight spaces is necessary
For example, a manufacturer of snowblowers may choose an air ratchet to install a grease fitting on an auger shaft, rather than an impact wrench, pulse tool, or screwdriver, as the fittings have a short thread and those other types of tools will cross thread the fittings. The torque necessary for this job is only about 8-10 ft-lbs (or 11-13 Nm).