Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chevy513 Only air ratchet that I've ever liked
I have never been a huge fan of air ratchets before, yes they can be useful to get into certain areas but most the time when the nut or bolt gets tight they whip your hand and arm around and bust up your knuckles if there's something in front of them. When I worked professionally at a truck shop I had a Cornwell 3/8" air ratchet that cost me $160 and it had less power than this husky plus it had a ridiculous exhaust above the trigger that you could spin 360% around to keep the exhaust air out of your face but it never worked and it would always bust your hand if you weren't careful, I didn't like it at all so it just sat and collected dust in my toolbox. Well after my Cornwell was stolen I decided to try this Husky Reactionless Air Ratchet because I was intrigued by the reactionless feature and figured I could return it if I didn't like it. Well I ended up finding some places that I couldn't get my impact gun and that had bolts that would take forever to remove with a hand ratchet and I went ahead and tried the husky ratchet and I loved it! The bolts I took out were holding the seat down in my truck and when I went to put the seat back in I used the husky air ratchet to run the bolts in and sure enough once the bolts were in all the way the ratchet just vibrated in my hand instead of whipping my arm off and jamming my knuckles up, so now I'm a total believer in this reactionless ratchet and I have use this husky reactionless air ratchet more in 3 months than I used my cornwell air ratchet in over 5 years!!! So all in all I really like this husky reactionless air ratchet and am glad I took a chance on purchasing it because I will be getting plenty of use out of it! I also have purchased a pneumatic husky mini angle grinder and a 1/2" 800ft-lbs torque impact gun and they have been great tools as well, Husky has been putting out some great air tools as of late and for affordable prices as well!
May 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Needs improvment but good start
Leaks air after first use but worked amazingly otherwise love the reactionless part wish it was a push button instead of the flap but ill have to replace it due to the airleak
April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RB Nice air ratchet.
Nice air ratchet. Used it to replace headers last weekend & it performed well...
March 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GRAM1 GOOD Tool
I have this ratchet and work's great. Also this is the same exact ratchet that HF sells,only difference is color HF is red and lower price.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baltimoresquare Never liked air ratchets until this one
I own several air ratchets from different manufacturers like Snap-On and Matco in 3/8" and 1/4" sizes. With that, I have always HATED using them on my cars as it was a given that my hand was going to be smashed at some point.
So for work we needed a 3/8" air ratchet and I had bought some cheap regular ones from HF before and although they work, they are a standard air ratchet. I did try to get one of theirs, but they were out of stock at my local store, so Home Depot had one of these in stock, so as they say.. SOLD!
Since I have avoided air ratchets, I have skipped over the generation of impact air ratchets which this is. Right off the bat using it for the first time, it is simply amazing how much better it is. Yes it may not be as good as others, but for what it was being used on, it was really nice when it fully tightened that it went into an impact wrench rhythm rather than trying to remove fingers from my hand.
I have never expected an air ratchet to take things off that is really meant for an impact wrench--- and this is now a tool that I would use on my cars rather than always reaching for a manual ratchet or impact wrench (air or battery powered). Works well and overall I like the feel.
Some may have an issue with it, but in reality it is much more practical, the trigger does not have any type of safety latch. It simply makes it easier to work with, especially in tight places.
February 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HAROLD Not even close to the best air ratchet
Well I have gone through two of these and both did work however the trigger/valve mechanism is terrible and the torque of 80 ftb. is only at 90psi. which I would expect except that that pressure is not that high for very long so the torque drops very fast at the first couple of raps of the ratchet. It might be good at loosening a bolt that is not to tight. It could break in after at time, don' know. The reactionless function works great if that is real important. I just don't think it is worth a hundred bucks. I have also just purchased a Sioux and a used Mac 3/8 air ratchets and they are fantastic although not reactionless.. Harold
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bepage Great Ratchet
The Ratchet has variable power based on load and lever pressure. Great tool and has proven itself many times.
August 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JW Not good for everyday use
Went through 3 of these, purchased a ir ratchet never looked back, so if your trying to use it for everyday use I wouldnt
August 26, 2015