Ingersoll Rand Edge Series Air Ratchet - 3/8in., Model# 170G
Great product. Highly recommend. Have tried several tools like this one but with not good results. This one holds up to its name and reputation
February 4, 2014
Ingersoll Rand air ratchet
I bought this air ratchet to speed up the wrench twisting on farm equipment. It definitely speeds things up and makes things easier especially in tight spots. A word of caution: this is an air ratchet, not a torque wrench. If a bolt or nut is really tight, you might have to break it loose with a breaker bar, or if it needs to be really cinched down you might need to do the final tightening with a bigger wrench. Other advantages over an air wrench are that the air ratchet is lighter and gives you more control. The price on this Ingersoll Rand product was fair, because it is a quality product.
February 4, 2014
Great Tool. Worth the Purchase
"I am an Auto Tech and I use this ratchet everyday. This tool has plenty of power and is a great price. It does the job just fine. If 55 ft/lbs isn't enough then you should probably be using a 1/2 anyway. The only con that I can speak of is the decibel level. In tight quarters it is pretty loud. It's louder than my 1/2" impact! Other than this minor downfall, it has been a great tool and I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. Nothing beats IR.
January 19, 2014
A good compromise for 3/8" drive
While I find myself using my stubby 3/8" more often, this one is a great backup for mid level torque needs. Spins quick, is surprisingly nimble and easy to control. It doesn't have enough torque to be considered an impact-grade tool, but if you're just bolting/unbolting things and aren't concerned about them being torqued down to specs, this is a handy tool to have. When I redid the motor in my truck, this was my go-to tool for disassembly.
April 23, 2013
Very good mid priced air ratchet. Its hard to beat IR for air tools.
October 8, 2012
Broke In Half........
I had one of these for two years and it was well taken care of and never abused. Just today I pulled it out of the roll away and hooked the air hose up and it broke in half just at where the rubber handle meets the aluminum in my hands. Looking at the break it had less then 1/8th of an inch of aluminum wall material while other none rubber handled air ratchets have at least a 3/16 to a 1/4 inch in the same place. To bad it is out of the 12 month warranty and would not recommend it due to the structural problem…..
April 27, 2011
3/8 air ratchet
works really well,lot of power,smooth operation,great tool.
March 14, 2011
This is one of the best 'Bang-For-Your-Buck' items that i have ever come across. this ratchet is the best air ratchet i have ever owned when it comes to balance and comfort. feels great in your hand and the body doesn't get freezing cold during extended use. liked it so much, ordered the 1/2'' version. you can't go wrong with this tool.
August 30, 2010
Torquey little ratchet!
At a pretty respectable 55ft-lbs of torque, this has been one of the most handy tools in the garage.
I've practically removed every nut and bolt under the hood with this baby. Fast and pretty compact so I was able to get it into a few spots that were unreachable with a normal socket (and still be able to loosen/tighten it).
One thing though, it's pretty loud at about 100 db.
June 3, 2010
excellence in air tools
I BOUGHT ONE OF THESE AIR RACHETS SIX YEARS AGO AND IT HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH THE MILL. IT STILL WORKS AS GOOD TODAY AS THE DAY I FIRST GOT IT. WHEN YOU HAVE MACHINERY THAT HAS A SICKLE BLADE THAT IS TEN FEET LONG AND HAS FIFTY TO SIXTY CUTTING BLADES AND EACH BLADE HAS TWO BOLTS IT WOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO CHANGE ONE OUT. WITH THIS TOOL I COULD CHANGE THE COMPLETE SICKLE IN ABOUT TEN MINUTES. THIS WAS A BLESSING WHEN YOU'RE CUTTING HAY AND THE SICKLE LOSES SOME TEETH AND YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO START AGAIN IN AS LITTLE TIME AS POSSIBLE
THIS WAS A GOD SEND FOR ME. IT CU MY DOWN TIME EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT. THANKS FOR THIS INVITATION....................CLEVE.
June 1, 2010