Item Subject: air ratchets
An air ratchet is a pretty safe bet with good quality sockets such
as Snap-On, Mac, etc. The torque is comparable to a standard ratchet
and the impact load is not extreme. I have been using a set of
Snap-On thin-wall deep-well sockets with mine for over 20 years. No
problems at all.
Where you will get into big trouble is using standard sockets on an
impact wrench- they can explode!.
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>Subject: air ratchets
>Author: Non-HP-shop-talk-request (email@example.com) at
>Date: 4/12/96 10:38 AM
>I am considering buying a 1/2" air ratchet and I'm pretty sure
>which make I'm going to get. Problem is, you can buy it on its
>own, or, for about twice the price, as a kit with sockets etc. My
>question is, Do I need the sockets (are they impact sockets?) or
>can I just use ordinary sockets from my hand ratchet set?
>Thanks in advance,