Category: Impact Rachet

Kobalt 24V Cordless Power Tools

You may remember a while back we were fortunate enough to take a trip to Vegas and learn about the new Kobalt 24V line of power tools.  If you shop at Lowes, you are familiar with Kobalt tools since they are the house brand for Lowes.  I have to admit that when I heard Kobalt was coming out with new tools, I didn’t have high expectations.  Not that Kobalt was bad, it just wasn’t at the top of my list with their older version.  Awhile back they came out with some power tools, but then you never really heard from...

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Milwaukee M12 1/4″ Ratchet Kit 2456-21

A long, long time ago we took a look at the Milwaukee 3/8″ Ratcheting Kit model 2457.  Today we are looking at pretty much the same tool, but this is a 1/4″ ratcheting tool.  We have received a bunch of emails about this tool, so here we are.  For the last couple of years Dan has been using the 2457 and it has held up extremely well, so for the 2456, we expect the same. This ratchet has a low profile design which makes it much easier to get into tight spots.  The forward and reverse switch is recessed,...

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Mac Tools BRS038 12V Ratchet – Track Tested

If you’ve ever been involved in any type of racing, you know that a big part of winning is done in the pits and ATV racing is no exception. In the pits as on the track, it’s all about speed. Some races you might have 2 hours between moto’s, others you might have 15 or 20 minutes, but in either event, you can’t afford to be wrenching on your quad when you should be on the line. As I started gathering tools and equipment for our team, I tried to be on the lookout for anything that made servicing...

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Proto Air Ratchets – First Look

Back in December we reviewed Proto’s J150WP Air Impact Wrench and were throughly impressed with what it brought to the table. We also told you to expect more on Proto’s new Air Tool line as it expanded. Well, today I’m happy to report we have one of the new 3/8″ Air Ratchets in hand and ready for review. The Scoop On Air Ratchets: There’s no question that air ratchets are a time and work saver. It’s a whole lot easier to depress a paddle switch than it is to jerk a ratchet back a forth 30 times to remove...

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Ingersoll Rand R3150 1/2-Inch Cordless 20V Ratchet

Ratchets are a mainstay of the automotive mechanic.  They are used on all sorts of applications, usually on rusted hard to loosen bolts.  For years mechanics have been tied to an air compressor with their pneumatic ratchets.  Ingersoll Rand is known for quality pneumatic tools and as an industry leader.  IR has taken their knowledge of ratchets and mated it with a 18/20V power source.  The result is a quality professional automotive tool that will last. First thing you notice when you pick up the 4.4lb tool is the stellar ergonomics, balance and quality.  The tool really has a...

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