An air ratchet allows installing and removing threaded fasteners without any effort. It is driven by compressed air: using its energy the motor transmits the torque to the planetary gear reducer and then to the crank shaft. Following it, the drive socket attached to the fastener starts rotating. The design of the tool includes a ratchet mechanism. It doesn’t let the tool rotate relative to the drive socket in the direction opposed to the tightening direction.
Air ratchets: 7 important facts
- The tools differ in the size of the square drive. It can be, for instance, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4 inches.
- If you’re going to buy an air ratchet, consider its power and the number of revolutions it makes per minute. The performance of the tool also depends on its maximum torque. It can be 30 as well as 160 Nm. As a rule, the lower this parameter, the cheaper the devices.
- When using the tool, it is recommended to wear goggles and gloves. Foreign objects should not get into the working area. Besides, the device must not be left unattended.
- The dust contained in the supplied air can lead to the abrasive wear of the equipment. Moisture causes corrosion damage. A special filter fitted into the system helps to prevent it.
- To ensure lubrication of the tool, it is recommended to install a lubricator into the airline If it isn’t possible, it is necessary to add lubricant manually.
- It is not recommended to use the device to loosen stuck fasteners. Use tap wrenches or impact wrenches to solve these tasks.
- The device needs routine cleaning once in about three months. It is better to ask specialists for help.
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