Originally Posted by SteveU
I have both the 1/4" & 3/8" aircat ratchets which are powerful enough for what I have used them for and are very quiet which is a good thing. Bought a 3/8" ratchet from Eaton compressor shortly after getting my compressor which works ok but is much louder than the aircats & not quite as powerful as the 3/8. Noise level is similar to my 3/8" B&D electric drill. Each one was around 70-90 dollars if memory is correct.
I personally have the campbellhausfeld proffessional, loud as hell but works pretty good for the money. I have heard very good things about the air cat. The IR you posted pics of looks a lot like a snap-on. most of the name brands are good strength wise and longevity as well as rebuildable,kinda comes down to what feels good in your hand. Brian