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Impact wrenches do the heavy work of removing lug nuts. The high torque these tools generate and the hammer action allows them to tackle big jobs.
 

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Wrenches & Ratchets Buying Guide

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Air tools help the pros work quickly and efficiently and they can help the home mechanic too.

Air tools run cooler than similar electric tools, and with few moving parts, they are very durable.

Their high power to weight ratio and smaller size makes them less tiring to use.

Impact wrenches do the heavy work of removing lug nuts. The high torque these tools generate and the hammer action allows them to tackle big jobs.

High end models can generate almost 550 ft-lbs of torque.

There are a variety of impact wrenches to choose from depending on the job to be done – full size high torque models as well as smaller models for tight spaces, even this butterfly model for one handed operation.

Look for cushioned grips and large triggers for more comfort.

Ratchet wrenches are used for lighter duty fastening and removal like changing spark plugs and tune-up work.

Anything a manual ratchet can do, an air ratchet will do faster.

A stubby model will get into tight spaces where a conventional ratchet won't work.

Look for comfortable cushioned grips and an easy to use reverse lever.

Higher-end models will have tempered steel in the head for a more durable tool.

Protect yourself as you would when using any power tool.  Gloves and safety glasses are a must.

You can find a wide selection of air tools and compressors...at Canadian Tire.

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