|05-10-2011 08:27 AM|
I used a 3/8" impact gun for many years when I was a mechanic. It was a true Chicago Pneumatic (CP) not a HF knockoff. While not as versatile as a ratchet shaped one, it was a great tool. I still have it in the bottom of my tool box and it still works.
|05-10-2011 12:41 AM|
|willowbilly3||Tom, that sounds like a cool wrench. Many times we need a good impact in a tight place, like harmonic balancer puller. I also use my 1/4 drive air ratchet the most and still prefer the Mac, although there may be better ones now.|
|05-09-2011 09:18 PM|
|05-09-2011 07:37 PM|
|willowbilly3||I've been using IR reactionless 3/8 rachets for at least 20 years, used to wear out about one a year when I was a full time tech.|
|05-09-2011 05:41 PM|
Ingersoll Rand Max. Impact Ratchet.
Hey, if you use air tools and don't have one of these yet, GET ONE! These are the best thing since sliced bread. I had an ingersol Rand impact ratchet years ago but it wasn't much. This is a true, 180 ft. lb., reactionless (doesnt' hurt your hands) impact tool that looks like an air ratchet. It does NOT work like an air ratchet. It is an impact wrench that gets into tight spaces. My kids got me one for Christmas and the first time I used it on a simple timing chain job is about made me wet my pants. Sweeeeet. Its a bit heavier than a 3/8 air ratchet but not that bad. Mines 3/8 drive and I know they make a 1/2 inch drive but I don't know about 1/4" drive. If they have the 1/4, well..... my birthdays comin up soon. My hands are full of arthritis and this thing makes a few annoying jobs much more tolerable. I love my Snap-On air ratchets but they sure hurt my hands. Thought I'd pass it on. Tom.