Greasy hands in the shop mean less control of slippery power tools, but the new ¼-inch Air Ratchet (FAR2500)
from Snap-on Tools addresses this issue. With 35 lb ft of maximum torque, dual pawls, and a free speed of 235
rpm, the tool is said to remove even stubborn fasteners quickly. Its large lightweight selector knob makes it easy
to turn and hold – even with greasy hands – so time isn’t wasted picking up a dropped tool, says Snap-on.
The Air Ratchet provides lots of power while using less air and producing less noise than competitors, says the
maker. Its improved rotor vane adds even more power and speed, making it useful in low-pressure environments.
Weighing 1.4 lb, the Air Ratchet has a soft-grip handle for comfort, though it also reduces vibration and insulates against cold. The ratchet’s zerk fitting enables regular lubrication for longer life. It features hard-coated motor plates that help prevent scoring and lengthen the life of the tool.
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