Auto Techs Can Embrace Ingersoll Rand’s Reactionless Pneumatic Ratchet
Bloody knuckles from powered ratchet reactions are a thing of the past. Mechanics and auto technicians have another less painful option with the introduction of the Ingersoll Rand 1211MAX Pneumatic Ratchet. We’ll look at its details and design so you know exactly what to expect with this tool.
Ingersoll Rand 1211MAX Pneumatic Ratchet: The Big Deal
The Ingersoll Rand 1211MAX reaches speeds up to 2 times faster than other powered ratchets or hand tools on the market. In fact, it’s also 3 times faster than its own previous generation with a free speed of up to 625 RPM.
The ratchet’s improved impact mechanism provides safe and reliable operation in high-torque applications, while still delivering the power to break loose and tighten in tough situations. It protects your hands from kickback even while delivering its maximum nut-busting torque of 80 ft-lbs. When you reach that torque limit, you can use the true ratcheting mechanism to manually add a last touch of torque.
As for the design, it features a compact, straight-line design that helps you work in tight spaces. The tool’s contoured trigger also allows for more intuitive use than traditional handle designs. Moreover, it prevents your finger from slipping due to oil, grease, or sweat while you work.
Since it’s a pneumatic tool, it features an air motor that shaves some of the tool’s weight off when you compare it to other electric or cordless options. In total, it weighs just over 3 pounds and is small enough to use with one hand in tight or awkward spots. This lightweight design also contributes to less fatigue throughout the day.
As you would expect, its performance and design allow it to be used for many applications from bolt-on to run-off.
- Available in 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch models
- Serviceable components to extend tool life
Ingersoll Rand 1211MAX Pneumatic Ratchet Price
This tool retails for $349 and you can purchase it at Ingersoll Rand directly, or from an authorized dealer. It comes with a 2-year warranty.
- Model: Ingersoll Rand 1211MAX
- Drive size: 3/8 in or 1/2 in
- Free speed: 625 RPM
- Recommended torque range: 10-60 RPM
- Max fastening torque: 66 ft-lbs
- Nut busting torque: 80 ft-lbs