The air ratchet is an industrial tool, a handheld machine and hence attention should be paid to certain features that allows for a better work experience. With this in mind, the features that are on the table are the length and weight first, before we can expand to technical capacities. A small length air ratchet can improve usability by easily fitting into very small spaces. The same goes for weight, if your tool holds a reasonable amount of weight, it might become quite heavy on the long run and this would greatly reduce work capacity.
Every industrial tool creates a certain level of noise, this is absolutely normal. However, noise can create a chaotic atmosphere and may reduce the ability of the tool owner to do long hours of work. A less noisy tool can create less distraction and discomfort, allowing its user to work for longer hours.
The speed of the air ratchet is measured in RPM. This speed enables the screw-in or unscrewing of bolts. The tools come with speed levels which are adjustable to suit your work style. The faster the speed, the quicker you can get your work done. This is why speed is an essential feature when looking to purchase the ratchet.
The drive is basically the anvil size. The size of the drive head will depend on the task at hand. Low duty drives are between 1/2 to 1/4 in size while heavy duty heads can range between 3/8 and above. The right drive will give you the best results.
Last but not least, we have the torque. This feature is measured in foot pound (ft lb). The importance of the torque cannot be undermined, the higher the torque, the better the performance of the tool.
These features add up to give you the best air ratchet of 2018.